The National Democratic Congress has promised to provide free tertiary education for persons living with disability if elected to power on December 7.
Speaking at the party’s manifesto launch on Monday September 7, 2020 Vice Presidential candidate of the party, Prof Jane Naana Agyemang noted that the party will maintain payment of allowances to teacher-trainees and abolish the teacher licensure exams.
“Maintain the status quo with regards to payment of allowances for teacher and nursing trainees. Abolish the mandatory national service and teacher licensure examinations for graduates of the Colleges of Education. Restore automatic employment of newly trained teachers. Provide free tertiary education for persons with disabilities. Support tertiary institutions to invest in virtual infrastructure,” she said.
On law education, the NDC manifesto said: “vigorously reform and expand access to professional legal education and provide opportunities to all qualified LLB holders by granting accreditation to certified law faculties to undertake the professional law qualification course.
“Review the Legal Profession Act in consultation with stakeholders, and establish a Council for legal education and training, to accredit certified law faculties to run the Professional Law Course subject to the oversight supervision of the Council. Establish a faculty of law in the Northern Region to serve the northern sector”.