The College uniqueness lies in its objective to provide quality teacher education that will enable student teachers to be values oriented and holistically.
The college since its inception has run various pre service teacher programmes and courses at different times to meet the teacher needs and demands of the country.
The college is one of the exceptional sea front colleges in the country that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, with serene environment that enjoys fresh air directly from the sea.
The college that believes in self discipline, holistic development and training of contemporary teachers.
A college that blends religious and culture values with professional development in the training of quality teachers for national development and also academic records and achievement have been consistent.
The principal of the college, Madam Comfort Akosah who speak on the theme providing quality Teacher Education in Ghana, The contributions of Komenda College and its stakeholders in 70years ‘ commitment as a college community to use every resource and opportunity at our disposal to augment efforts of the government to improve the quality of the teachers that we train, through effective teaching and learning approaches.
She said, the college determination to do this, the college has initiated several interventions to make the training of the teachers who pass through our walls more practical, more action and research oriented and more effective.
Mrs. Comfort Akosah said, the government inability to reconstitute the councils at the various colleges of education is posing a huge challenge to the running of colleges.
She said, a very serious challenge facing most colleges of education and Komenda for that matter is the lack of critical staff, such as internal auditors, college registrars, librarians, and maintenance officers etc. to support in the administration.
She added, since the embargo on recruitment six years ago, the college has not been able to replaced staff members who exited either through death retirement or transfers and this is undoubtedly making the running of the college extremely difficult.
Komenda College of education is mixed with both Male and female college offering all courses including science and mathematics programme to prepare them well science teachers who will serve as role models for our basic schools.
The principal also said, the college has no standard science laboratory.
The deputy minister of education Tertiary Mr Kojo Yankah who was the guest of honor said, the government of Nana Akufo-Addo has education at all levels at hearts, and most especially teacher education.
She said, “It is for this reason that the NPP government worked very hard to ensure that the restoration of teacher trainee allowance did nor only remain a promise but became a reality”
The government did not only restore the allowance but also took the bold step to pay the feeding grant of teacher trainees which had been in areas over five semesters.
The government has promised to make the service conditions of our teachers much better and is working towards this.
She also said, government is taking another bold but very important steps to convert the public colleges of education into university colleges of education to offer a four year Bachelor of education programmes with effect from October this year.
Government has also actualized the proposed licensing of teachers which seeks to make teaching in Ghana a real profession by all standards, such that the teachers we train here, along with those already in practices, will be given the international recognition as professionals.
He further added that free SHS has come to stay forever and the part of the regional minister Hon Kwamina Duncan he will do everything possible to make the road to the college motorable some of the important personality that grace the occasion are Omanhene of Komenda Nana Kojo Kowore Nana Ato Arthur Director of Local Government service and lawyer Arthur Dadzie Coordinator for fisheries commission and old student of the college.
Daniel Koranteng Kwagyiri|ahotoronline.com|Ghana