The National Council for Tertiary education has recommended a three-tier categorization of Tertiary education, namely, Research Institution; degree awarding institutions and colleges of education. This follows the upgrading of colleges of education to Tertiary status. The executive secretary of the National Council for Tertiary education Paul Effah, announced this in a speech read on his behalf at Fosu College of education in the Central Region to mark its first graduation ceremony as a diploma awarding institute. Effah encouraged the colleges of education to use their GetFund allocations judiciously. He challenged the graduates to be dedicated and committed to their noble profession. They should also strive hard to continuously update their knowledge.
The Principal of the College, James Bright Mensah put emphasis on the importance of teachers in the country's quest to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. According to him, Fosu College of education is one of the fifteen Science and Mathematics Colleges in the country currently. He urged the graduates to be disciplined, maintain standards and be guided by the values of the profession. He underscored the importance of ICT education in the training of teachers and the need for the ICT facility in the college to be expanded. Mensah further mentioned some to their challenges. Mensah urged the graduates to take advantage of the educational opportunities available to them to upgrade themselves.