Teachers are the torchbearers in the lives of learners at various academic levels. They show students the path to the future by offering proper guidance. Without them, Ghana and other countries would not have formal education systems. Many teacher training colleges in Ghana produce qualified and competent people to educate others.
A good teacher uses proper methods to teach and guide students accordingly. Teacher training colleges in Ghana offer training on teaching methodologies, classroom management, and other key issues related to the education sector.
List of teacher training colleges in Ghana
There are multiple colleges of education in Ghana. Some are private, while others are public.
How many teacher training colleges are in Ghana? The country has 46 institutions. Out of these, eight are private, while 38 are public. Below is a list of all these institutions in the country and their location.
Public teacher training colleges in Ghana
Below are various public teacher training colleges in Ghana and their location.
|Abetifi Presbyterian College of Education||Abetifi-Kwahu|
|Accra College of Education||Eastern Accra zone|
|Ada College of Education||Eastern Accra zone|
|Agogo Presbyterian College of Education||Agogo, Ashanti/ Brong Ahafo zone|
|Akatsi College of Education||Akatsi, Volta Region|
|Akrokerri College of Education||Akrokerri, Ashanti/ Brong Ahafo zone|
|Atebubu College of Education||Atebubu, Ashanti/ Brong Ahafo zone|
|Bagabaga College of Education||Tamale, Northern zone|
|Berekum College of Education||Berekum, Ashanti/ Brong Ahafo zone|
|Dambai College of Education||Dambai, Volta zone|
|Enchi College of Education||Enchi, Western North Region|
|Evangelical Presbyterian College of Education, Amedzofe||Amedzofe, Volta zone|
|Evangelical Presbyterian College of Education, Bimbilla||Bimbilla, Northern zone|
|Foso College of Education||Foso, Central/ Western zone|
|Gbewaa College of Education||Pusiga-Bawku|
|Holy Child College of Education||Takoradi|
|Jasikan College of Education||Jasikan-Buem|
|Kibi Presbyterian College of Education||Kibi, Eastern/ Greater Accra zone|
|Komenda College of Education||Komenda, Central Region|
|Mampong Technical College Of Education||Mampong, Ashanti zone|
|Mount Mary College of Education||Somanya|
|Nusrat Jahan Ahmadiyya College of Education||Northern Zone|
|Offinso College of Education||Offinso|
|Our Lady of Apostles College of Education||Cape Ghost|
|Peki College of Education||Peki, Vota Zone|
|Presbyterian College of Education||Akropong|
|Presbyterian Women’s College of Education||Aburi|
|S.D.A. College Of Education||Koforidua|
|St John Bosco College of Education, Navrongo||Navrongo|
Below is a continuation of the public institutions that offer teacher training programmes in the country.
|St. Francis’ College of Education||Hohoe, Volta zone|
|St. Joseph College of Education||Bechem|
|St. Louis College of Education||Kumasi|
|St. Monica's College of Education||Mampong|
|St. Teresa’s College of Education||Hohoe|
|Tamale College of Education||Tamale, Northern zone|
|Tumu College Of Education||Tumu, Northern zone|
|Wesley College of Education||Kumasi, Ashanti region|
|Wiawso College of Education||Sefwi-Wiawso District|
Below is a list of private institutions that offer teacher training programmes in the country.
|AIM Professionals Institute and Training College, Ho||Ho, Volta region|
|Cambridge Teacher Training College||Accra|
|Holy Spirit College of Education||Ho|
|Jackson College Of Education - KNUST||Kumasi|
|McCoy University College of Education||Nadowli|
|Methodist College of Education||Akim Oda|
|SDA College Of Education||Agona - Ashanti|
|St. Ambrose College of Education||Dormaa Akwamu.|
Courses offered in teacher training colleges in Ghana
Before applying to any of the above institutions, you should familiarise yourself with the courses offered. Remember, teaching is a calling, so you should pick a programme that matches your passion and interest.
The colleges listed above offer various courses, as guided by the National Teaching Council of Principals. Below are the programmes on offer under the new reform policy.
- Bachelor of Education - Agricultural Science
- Bachelor of Education - Early Childhood Development
- Bachelor of Education - English and Arabic
- Bachelor of Education - English and Ghanaian Language
- Bachelor of Education - French
- Bachelor of Education - Geography and History
- Bachelor of Education - Home Economics
- Bachelor of Education - ICT and Mathematics
- Bachelor of Education - ICT and Science
- Bachelor of Education – Mathematics and Science
- Bachelor of Education - P.E and Science
- Bachelor of Education - Primary Education
- Bachelor of Education - RME and Music
- Bachelor of Education - Technical/ Vocational
- Bachelor of Education - Visual Arts
Entry requirements for teacher training colleges in Ghana
Admission into any of the institutions is not automatic. Potential applicants must meet the minimum requirements for the course they wish to pursue. The requirements for teacher training colleges in Ghana are explained below.
If you sat the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), you must have passes in at least six subjects. These comprise English Language and Mathematics with a minimum of C6 in any three of the six subjects relevant to your course of interest.
If you sat the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE), you must have at least six subject passes, including English language and Mathematics. Three of these subjects must be directly related to the course you are interested in.
NB: If you have a D7 in SSCE, an institution may consider you for admission.
How to apply to teacher training colleges in Ghana
Below are the steps to follow if you wish to join a college of education in Ghana.
- The first step is visiting your nearest Consolidated Bank Ghana Limited branch to pay two hundred cedis to the teacher training colleges account. You can remit the amount through Vodafone Cash, Tigo Cash, MTN Mobile Money, or Airtel Money by dialling the USSD code *924*8# on any network.
- You will receive a system-generated Personal Identification Number (PIN) and an admission application serial number immediately after you remit the payment. Keep these details because you will need them.
- Next, visit the Teacher Training admission portal.
- Click Apply Now on the dashboard.
- Enter the card information, i.e., admission type, PIN, and serial number, then click Log In.
- The system will ask you to select your preferred course and three institutions of interest.
- Complete the online application form that appears on your screen. You will be required to print a copy. Proofread all details before printing and submitting the online form because any form not completed properly will not be processed.
- Next, send the copy you downloaded in the previous step, together with one passport photograph and copies of your result slip, to the principal of the first college you chose. The documents should be sent in an EMS priority envelope from Ghana Post.
- Once your application is received and assessed, you will receive a text message confirming your application.
- Once your application has been processed, you will receive an SMS notification offering admission into a given institution. Unsuccessful applicants do not receive this notification.
The fees for pursuing teacher training programmes vary depending on the institution and course. This means there is no single prospectus for teacher training colleges in Ghana.
Once you get an offer of admission to a certain institution, you will be directed on the amount of fees to pay per semester and the account to deposit the cash into.
How many teacher training colleges do we have in Ghana?
There are 46 teacher training colleges in the country. These include eight private institutions and 38 public institutions.
How much is a teacher training college in Ghana?
The cost of pursuing a teaching course in a college of education in Ghana varies depending on the programme being pursued, level, and the institution.
Which are the top 10 teacher training colleges in Ghana?
The top institutions include Abetifi Presbyterian College of Education, Accra College of Education, Ada College of Education, Agogo Presbyterian College of Education, Akatsi College of Education, Akrokerri College of Education, Atebubu College of Education, Bagabaga College of Education, Berekum College of Education, and Evangelical Presbyterian College of Education, Bimbilla.
The multiple private and public teacher training colleges in Ghana produce competent and qualified graduates to promote the country's education sector. These institutions are spread across various parts of the nation.
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