Training teachers, developing programs and strengthening quality assurance in Ghana


Considerable progress has been made within the project “Institutional strengthening of national bodies for technical and vocational education in Ghana”. 25 to 30 teachers have been trained from the beneficiary institutes; Kwadaso College of Agriculture, Asuansi Farm Institute and Sunyani Technical University. The teachers have been trained on the official CBET methodology, according to Ghanaian policies.

They therefore have now an official accreditation status to teach the new education programs under the Farm Institute project. This progress has been a milestone for the project. Furthermore, the project team has made great progress in setting up a new department at COTVET.

In addition, three new strategic plans have been developed for the three beneficiary institutes. Two out of the six educational programs have been finalized and submitted for official accreditation to COTVET, whereas the other four programs are close to completion.

Lastly, progress has been made with regard to capacity building in quality assurance for the instutes. Ms. Liliana Bedoya, Manager Quality Enhancement at MSM provided the project with input and coordination to strengthen the institutes quality assurance activities.

About the project
In this project Maastricht School of Management (MSM) and consortium partners CINOP, Q-Point, Graafschap College, KNUST, In-Holland, Kwadaso College of Agriculture and Sunyani Technical University join forces to end hunger (sdg2). This will be accomplished through reviving agricultural technical and vocational education and training in Ghana by integrating farm institutions in the wider agricultural education system with public agricultural colleges and universities.

The aim is on enhancing the educational and organizational capacity of the three Farm Institutes; Asuansi Farm Institute, Wenchi and Adidome Farm Institutes. These are currently challenged, as they can’t attract sufficient students. However, the Farm Institutes are very important in strengthening the agricultural potential of the Ghanaian population. Therefore, this project will support them to rebrand the institutes in order to enhance their image, become more attractive for secondary education graduates as well as professional agriculturalists.

Orange Knowledge Programme
This project is part of the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) which is funded by the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and managed by Nuffic. For more information click here.

MSM's Expert Centre for Emerging Economies

This institutional collaboration project is part of MSM's Expert Centre for Emerging Economies. The department is an expert centre on local economic development in emerging and developing markets.‚Äč We capacitate managers and professionals from government, private sector, NGOs, and post-secondary education in Africa, Asia, Middle East, and Latin America. We offer consultancy and customized training programs, and we manage complex projects in key sectors, e.g. water, agriculture and health. For more information click here.

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