The Leadership of the Islamic Education Unit (IEU) of the Ashanti Regional has extended special commendations to the Management of the Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED) for providing Professional Teacher Education to Arabic Instructors in the Ashanti Region.
Four hundred eighty-eight (488) Arabic Instructors in the Ashanti Region were awarded Diploma-in-Education during the University’s First Congregation Ceremony on May 26, 2023. They were part of the 1,248 students who graduated from the University’s postgraduate and undergraduate programmes on the said day that day.
The professional teacher education training qualifies the Arabic Instructors for registration and licensing per the National Teaching Council (NTC) of Ghana requirements. Section 9 of the Education Act 2008 (Act 778) mandates the NTC to professionalise teaching in Ghana by licensing and registering teachers in Ghana.
Recognising the lack of professional teacher education training as a challenge to register and license the Arabic Instructors, the Ashanti Regional Management of the Islamic Education Unit acted swiftly by contacting AAMUSTED for help. This resulted in a one-year Teacher Education Training for the 488 Arabic Instructors.
On May 30, 2023, the Ashanti Regional Management of the IEU called on the Management of AAMUSTED to show their appreciation for the effort of the University which the IEU sees as a crucial step towards improving Arabic Education in the Region.
The Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor of AAMUSTED, Prof. Stephen Jobson Mitchual, welcomed the IEU Management and assured them of AAMUSTED’s readiness to partner with the IEU to bring professionalism to the country’s teaching profession.
He emphasised the University’s readiness to strengthen the bond of the friendship between AAMUSTED and the IEU for the good of Ghana.
The Ashanti Regional Manager of the IEU, Mr. Mohammed Yussif, indicated the IEU’s desire to maintain a strong bond with AAMUSTED. He was grateful for the professional manner the AAMUSTED staff handled the Arabic Instructors during the training.
The IEU presented a citation of honour to the Vice-Chancellor of AAMUSTED, Prof. Frederick K. Sarfo, which was received on his behalf by Prof. Mitchual.
Other AAMUSTED staff, who played direct roles in the training of the Arabic Instructors, also received citations. They were the Acting Director of Academic Affairs, Dr. Charles Baba Campion; the Dean of the Faculty of Education and Communications Sciences (FECS), Dr. Isaac Addai; and his predecessor, Dr. Samuel Adu Gyamfi. The rest were the Head of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies (DIS), Mr. Kobina Impraim Adentwi; Dr. Murtarda Mahmud Muaz, Mr. Daniel Konin, Mr. Philip Boateng, and Mrs. Francisca Mprah.