St. Augustine's College courses and admission requirements

St. Augustine's College courses and admission requirements

St.Augustine’s college Cape Coast, is the biggest senior high school in Ghana. Surprisingly, it is the first catholic sponsored institution in the country, specialized in training of male teachers. It has a population of about 1900 male trainees and around 90 working staff.

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In this article we have looked into the college courses and fees paid and the application process.

About the College

St.Augustine’s College Ghana, nicknamed Augusco, was established by the Roman Catholic Church during the year 1935 in Amissano (Near Elmina). Rev.William Thomas Portal was the first patron of the institution who served from 1936 to 1960.Currently,the patron is Rev Matthias Kobina Nketsiah who has served since 2011. Similarly, Fr.Maurice Brendan Kelly was the first dean of the school since 1930s and Mr. Joseph colonel the current dean, having served since 2008.It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of Ghana.

Courses offered at St. Augustine's College

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The St. Augustine's College has six departments, each under a particular head of department. They include;

  • Language Department –English
  • Social Science Department - Geography, history, government and social studies
  • Mathematics Department - Core and elective mathematics
  • Business Department - Economics, financial accounting, costing accounting and business management
  • Culture and physical education Department - Religious and moral education, Christian religious studies, music and Physical Education

Below is the core subjects and programs offered in the college. They are all internally examined.

1. English language

2. Mathematics

3. Integrated science

4. Social studies

5. ICT

6. Religious and moral education

7. Physical Education

General Arts

Under this category, geography and Economics are compulsory. Students are then required to select any two from the below list.

1. Music

2. Christian Religious studies

3. French Government

4. Elective mathematics

5. Elective ICT

General Arts 2

Students under this category have literature and History as compulsory subjects. However, they are required to select other two from the below list.

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1. Music

2. Christian Religious studies

3. French

4. Government


1. Accounting

2. Economics

3. Costing/elective mathematics

4. Introduction to business management


1. Physics

2. Chemistry

3. Biology

4. Elective mathematics

5. Elective ICT

Agricultural Science

Students undertaking this take general agriculture as compulsory subject. Similarly, those undertaking General arts 1 and general science can choose elective ICT as a subject.

1. Animal husbandry

2. General Agriculture

3. Physics

4. Chemistry

5. Music

6. French

On the same note, all instructions, programs and also exams are carried in English; therefore, applicants should be proficient in the language.

The St. Augustine's College admission requirements

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Due to the tight competition during the admission, students with minimum performances may not be guaranteed acceptance. However, such decisions are made depending with the student’s academic records, and a vacant availability in a particular program. Below are the admission requirements at the St. Augustine's College.

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1. One should be a man to join since it is an all- male training institution.

2. One must have passed through West Africa Examination Council Basic Education Exams (BESE) or its equivalent in other countries.

3.Acceptable students should have placements from the Ghana Education Service Computerized school and placement system.

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How to apply to join St. Augustine's College

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If you are looking forward to apply to join this college, you can visit their website to fill the online application form or contact them through the contacts below;

  • Telephone: (233) - 03321-32129
  • Fax : (233)-03321-34878
  • Mobile : (233)-03321-32733
  • Postal Address: P.o Box 98, Cape coast, Ghana

All international students willing to join St. Augustine College are, however advised to apply via the Ghana Education Service headquarters located in Accra.

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Any boy or man intending to join a teachers training college should consider St.Augustine’s due to the fact that; it’s a unique (all-boys) college, It has a great history and a catholic sponsored college therefore, good morals assured. However the school should strategize on offering courses in diverse languages to attract more students.


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