Top teacher training colleges in Ghana and admission requirements

Top teacher training colleges in Ghana and admission requirements

There are numerous teacher training colleges in Ghana that aspiring teachers can have a rough time if they are not sure where to start. Fortunately, this does not have to be a problem. With the many teachers training colleges available in Ghana it is easy to narrow down your choice and settle for a most appropriate training college. The important thing is to note the requirements that each of the college has.

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Government teacher training colleges in Ghana -list of teacher training colleges in Ghana

In year 2017, Ghana had over 41 education colleges which is a significant improvement from the 38 in 2015. This number is likely to be increased to 43 when 2 private colleges are added to it. This will account for all teacher training colleges in Ghana. If you have been asking questions such as how many teacher training colleges do we have in Ghana, then this answers your question. With this trend it is possible that the number of these colleges may just increase some more as the years go by. These colleges are responsible for training educators. Check this list out.

List of accredited teacher training colleges in Ghana

  • Accra College of Education, Accra
  • Ada College of Education, Ada
  • Agogo Presbyterian College of Education, Agogo
  • Akatsi College of Education, Akatsi
  • Akrokerri College of Education, Akrokerri
  • Al-Faruq College of Education, Wenchi/Droboso (newly absorbed in 2017)
  • Atebubu College of Education, Atebubu
  • Bagabaga College of Education, Tamale
  • Berekum College of Education, Berekum
  • Dambai College of Education, Dambai
  • Enchi College of Education, Enchi
  • Evangelical Presbyterian College of Education, Amedzofe
  • Evangelical Presbyterian College of Education, Bimbilla
  • Foso College of Education, Assin Foso
  • Gambaga College of Education, Gambaga (newly absorbed in 2016)
  • Gbewaa College of Education, Pusiga constituency, Bawku Municipal District
  • Holy Child College of Education, Sekondi-Takoradi
  • Jasikan College of Education, Jasikan
  • Kibi Presbyterian College of Education, Kibi
  • Komenda College of Education, Kommenda, Ghana
  • Mampong Technical College of Education, Mampong
  • Mount Mary College of Education, Somanya
  • Nusrat Jahan Ahmadiyya College of Education, Wa
  • Our Lady of Apostles (OLA) College of Education, Cape Coast
  • Offinso College of Education, Offinso
  • Peki College of Education, Peki
  • Presbyterian Women's College of Education, Aburi
  • Presbyterian College of Education, Akropong–Akuapem
  • Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) College of Education, Asokore
  • St. Ambrose College of Education, Dormaa Akwamu, Dormaa Municipal District (newly absorbed college, 2016)
  • St. Francis College of Education, Hohoe
  • St. John Bosco’s College of Education, Navrongo
  • St. Joseph’s 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
  • Tumu College of Education, Tumu
  • Wesley College of Education, Kumasi
  • Wiawso College of Education, Sefwi-Wiawso District (Municipal)
  • Premium Online Hub, Accra
  • Abetifi Presbyterian College of Education, Abetifi

The colleges are spared out in different regions of Ghana. This makes it easy for students who want to enroll for an education course and are worried about distance. You can always choose to enroll in any of the above schools and still purse your education courses.

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Entry requirements for teacher training colleges in Ghana- things to Note

It is one thing to know that there are numerous teacher training colleges available to you and another to actually qualify to join one. Inasmuch as you desire to enroll in such a school, it is important that you understand what it takes to gain admission. This is where the entry requirements for enrolling comes in. There are certain basics requirements that every teachers training college needs potential candidates to have before they can allow them to join the institutions. These requirements are dependent on the type of course one wants to take. They can be categorized according to the following.

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Admission requirement for teacher training colleges in Ghana

First we start with the WASSCE /SSSCE Qualification Applicants. In order to get admissions for a Diploma in Basic Education (DBE) programme your qualifications must be as follows:

  1. WASSCE Holders have to have attained PASSES (A1-D7) in Six (6) subjects including English Language and Core Mathematics, have a minimum of C6 in any three (3) of the six relevant subjects to your programme choice.
  2. SSSCE holders have to attain PASSES (A-D) in Six (6) subjects with English language and core Mathematics being mandatory. Ensure that three (3) of the six subjects are relevant to your programme choice.
  3. For candidates awaiting their May/June, WASSCE results, application is also allowed once you purchase the required online forms

These are the general requirements but the more specific ones are based on the various DBE programme one chooses. Check out the following details.

General programme

  • WASSCE-applicant

Must have attained Passes in Six (6) subjects that include English Language and Core Mathematics. Three (3) out of the six (6) subjects must be a minimum of C6, and relevant to the General Option.

  • SSCE-applicant

Must attain Passes (A-D) in Six (6) subjects including English Language and Core Mathematics. Also Three (3) of the chosen six subjects have to be relevant to chosen General Option.

Early childhood education programme

  • WASSCE-applicant

Should have Passes in Six (6) subjects. These must include English Language and Core Mathematics. Also have Three (3) out of the six (6) subjects that must be a minimum of C6, and must be relevant to the Early childhood option.

  • SSCE-applicant

Passes (A-D) in Six (6) subjects including English Language and core Mathematics. Three (3) of the six (6) subjects must be relevant to the early childhood option

Science & Mathematics

  • WASSCE-applicant

Have passes in six (6) subjects. Must include English language and core Mathematics. Three (3) out six (6) subjects must be minimum C6, and related to the Science & Mathematics Option.

  • SSCE-applicant

Must have Passes (A-D) in Six (6) subjects counting English Language and Core Mathematics. Three (3) of these must be applicable to the Science & Mathematics Choice.

French technical programme

  • WASSCE-applicants

Come with Passes in Six (6) subjects, English language and core Mathematics included. Three (3) out of the six (6) subjects should be a minimum of C6, and relevant to either technical/Science or technical/Mathematics options

  • SSCE-applicants

Have Passes (A-D) in Six (6) subjects where English language and core Mathematics are mandatory. Three (3) of these six (6) subjects have to be useful to Technical/Science or Technical/Mathematics Selections

French programme

  • WASSCE-applicants

Should have Passes in Six (6) subjects among them English Language and Core Mathematics. Of these, Three (3) ,FRENCH included must be a minimum of C6.

  • SSCE-applicants

Must have Passes (A-D) in Six (6) subjects including English Language and Core Mathematics. Three (3) of the six (6) subjects have to be included.

Special applicants: hearing impaired

  • WASSCE-applicants

Passes in Six (6) subjects including English Language and Core Mathematics. Three (3) out of the six (6) subjects must be a minimum of C6, and relevant to the Option selected.

  • SSCE-applicants

Passes (A-D) in Six (6) subjects including English Language and Core Mathematics. Three (3) of the six subjects must be relevant to the Option selected.

Special applicants: visually impaired

  • WASSCE-applicants

Attain Passes in Six (6) subjects that include English Language as well as Social Studies. From these, Three (3) out of the six (6) subjects must show a minimum of C6, and must relevant to the selected course option.

  • SSCE-applicants

You need to attain Passes (A-D) in Six (6) subjects comprising of English Language and Core Mathematics. Three (3) of these six (6) subjects need to be relevant and related to the alternative chosen.

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With these breakdowns outlined it is easy for any aspiring teacher to select a course that they are interested in. The full knowledge of what requirements are expected puts them at a better place as far as making the right course choices are concerned. Before rushing to pick a college that you will attend, find out if you are qualified in the first place to gain admissions in any of the teachers colleges. Once you are sure that you are qualified to attend a teacher’s training college in Ghana then you can confidently apply to any of the best ranked colleges. Here is a list of some of these schools.

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Top 10 teacher training colleges in Ghana

  1. Abetifi Presbyterian College of Education
  2. Accra College of Education
  3. Ada College of Education
  4. Agogo Presbyterian College of Education
  5. Akatsi College of Education
  6. Akrokerri College of Education
  7. Atebubu College of Education
  8. Bagabaga College of Education
  9. Berekum College of Education
  10. Bimbila E.P. College of Education

Private teacher training colleges in Ghana

These are the colleges that offer teacher training services but are not run by government machinery. They are privately owned but still recognized as institutions of learning. They are not as many as the government run schools. They offer opportunities to qualified students that miss slots in the government schools.

  1. AIM Professionals Institute and Training College
  2. Cambridge Teacher Training College
  3. Holy Spirit College of Education
  4. Jackson College of Education
  5. McCoy College of Education
  6. Methodist College of Education
  7. SDA College of Education
  8. St Ambrose College of Education

Fees for teacher training colleges in Ghana

Once you are sure about the college you will be applying to your next worry would be knowing how much the course goes for. This is crucial information as it will help you compare and make the most favorable decision based on what you can afford without compromising quality or other conveniences that you would have factored in earlier. The fees depends on the level you are in. for instance:

  • Level 100

Admission fees – GHC1,500.00 (per year)

SRC GHC200.00 (per year)

Hall Dues GHC100.00(per year)

UCC Exams Fees – GHC360.00 per semester)

  • Level 200 – GHC1,164.00 (It includes: SRC GHC100.00

Hall Dues GHC100.00

Exams GHC360.00)

  • Level 300 – GHC788.00 For the year. It includes:

SRC GHC100.00 & Hall Project 50.00;

Exams GHC270.00

There may be slight variations of fees depending on the specific college one chooses to attend but the general expected fees are as given above.

Admission forms for teacher training colleges in Ghana

Once your fear for the fees has also been settled and you have finally decided on the college you want to attend the next best move would be to check out forms that will help you with you re-application. These forms contain all the details you need to supply before gaining admission to the college of your choice. It also reveals the important dates such as the closing dates. You need to watch out for the dates that these forms are out on sale so as not to miss your chance to apply to the best college.

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Courses offered at teacher training colleges in Ghana

With a completed admission, it is time to check out the various courses that the colleges will be offering. This is important as it prepares you ahead for what you should be expecting. The courses offered a teachers college are stipulated by the ministry of education and they have to be in line with set regulations. The best way to know about the courses is to check with the different colleges. This is important because different colleges could have their own plans and organization when it comes to courses offered.

Some of the common courses found in almost all the colleges include science and mathematics French, physical education and general program. It helps to contact the college you are interested in joining to find out more about the specific courses. You can write to them or visits their individual websites for more inquiry. It is here that you can also make your concerns known by asking relevant questions that only the college can respond to adequately.

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