Details Of Accra College of Education

Details Of Accra College of Education

Our Vision

AcCE is committed to be the ultimate centre of excellence for quality teacher education in Ghana.

Our Mission

to train and orient competent professional teachers of high calibre for basic schools in Ghana through quality teaching and learning, research and application of modern technologies.


HISTORY OF THE ACCRA COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

The Accra College of Education, originally known as the Accra Teacher Training College has passed through three phases in its existence. It has assumed different names, ran different teacher-training programmes and occupied different sites at various stages. It existed during the colonial period and post independent Ghana till its present tertiary status.

TEACHER EDUCATION IN THE COLONIAL ERA

The colonial government first established teacher education when it opened Accra Teacher Training College on 8th September, 1909. The policy was to certify teachers in schools in the Gold Coast. The College called ‘Government Training College’ was initially located in the present day- Metro Education Office, Kinbu, Accra. The College was opened with twenty –four (24) students headed by Mr. W. H. Baker as the first Principal. Most of the first batches of students for the College had already done considerable amount of teaching particularly in the various mission schools. The birth of the College made it possible for students from all parts of the country to settle under one roof at Accra as members of one Nation, and each batch of students left the college with a true sense of comradeship and brotherly affection. This brotherly love strongly bound together teachers of different tribes and creeds in all parts of Gold Coast. The College had in its curriculum a course christened “Hand and Eye Training” later known as “Art and Crafts”. Through this, the College laid the foundation for studies in the Ghanaian african culture. Schoolmasters from both the Government and all Missions including the Basel and the Bremen Missions came to this State Teacher Training Centre for a year’s course in “Hand and Eye training and in Carpentry” It was in this College that the students first learnt of Physical Training, Cantata, and Games, etc as the teaching of these were then unknown in the country. Students were taught to appreciate these subjects. Football was quite a physical game and they quickly learned to play it. The colonial education also included Agriculture with emphasis on botanical studies. Character training formed the basis of all work done in the College and great emphasis was laid on industry, honesty, honour and self respect. The objective was to turn out teachers who would help to produce citizens worthy of their beloved country.
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TEACHER EDUCATION IN THE POST INDEPENDENCE ERA

The present Accra College of Education formerly Accra Training College was opened on 15th November, 1962 as a replacement for the old 1909 Government Training College but housed in a private building in Accra New Town (Kokomlemle) It was started as a day Teacher Training College and had nineteen (19) students and a teaching a staff strength of eight. This marked a new shift in government policy on teacher education. The four year teacher training was to train teachers to handle subjects in primary and middle school. Notable among the first staff members were Rev. Kojo Haizel and Mr. R. N. Gberbie both of whom subsequently became Principals. The first principal of the College was the late Mr. L. B. Ama Hesse. Two building at separate locations at Kokomlemle were acquired as Hostels for the students, one for the male and the other for female students. For inexplicable reasons, the female hostel was closed down very early while that for the male continued to house the students till 1988 when its owner retrieved it from the College. The four-year programme was followed by a three-year post secondary programme in the 1975/76 academic year when the government decided that secondary school education should form the basis for entry into the teacher training programme. (The four-year training programme was re-introduced in the1980s). In 1974, under an Executive Instrument (E.I.72 of 1962, 8th June, 1974 state land Act. 125) a permanent site was acquired for the College at Mempeasem in East Legon. The College was moved from the old site at Accra New Town (Kokomlemle) to the new site, present location on 10th January 1985, during the tenure of Mr. R. N. Gberbie as Principal. The Teacher Training Colleges were classified into two groups in 1987 under the New Educational Reform Programme. Accra Teacher Training College was classified under Group One Colleges to offer Science, Mathematics, Agriculture and Technical Drawing. The courses were offered on day-release basis. The stringent qualification requirements for students to pursue the Group One subjects made enrollment in the College poor. Realizing the unfavourable situation that the classification category had created, the College authorities opted to be placed in the Group Two category. The Group One programme was therefore phased out in 1992. The equipment for the Technical Skills was later transferred to Ada Training College, the sister College in the Greater Accra Region. The College remained the only Day Teacher Training College Institution in Ghana, until the year 2001 when it gained its boarding status under the tenure of office of Mr. Abubakar Wallace as Principal of the College. The boarding facilities were provided through the assistance of a grant from the German Technical Co-operation (GTZ) and consisted of: • Three one-storey buildings, one for female and two for the male students • A kitchen and Dining Hall block • Two bedroom semi-detached bungalows for staff accommodation. The College runs a three-year IN-IN-OUT Programme which began in the year 2001. This consists of a two year on-campus academic work and one year out of campus internship practical teaching in Basic Schools.

TERTIARY EDUCATION PHASE

Following the Colleges of Education Act 2012, (Act 847) all Colleges may award diploma in Basic Education as they have now been raised to tertiary status. The College grades its products for the award of Diploma in Basic Education. The College is now governed by a sixteen member substantive Council chaired by Mr. Victor Okwei Nortey. At the management level, the College is governed by a six-member Senior Management team headed by the Principal, Mrs. Christina Bampo Henaku. The other Senior Management positions are the Vice Principal, the College Secretary, College Librarian, College Finance Officer and the College Internal Auditor most of whom are in acting capacity. The College runs General programme and has six academic departments. They are: • Languages • Mathematics and ICT • Science • Education Studies • Social Sciences and • Vocational Skills The College is affiliated to the Institute of Education, University of Cape Coast

List Of Courses Offered At Accra College of Education

Below is an overview of courses offered at the various colleges in Ghana:

1. WASSCE /SSSCE QUALIFICATION APPLICANTS
The general requirement for admission to the Diploma in Basic Education (DBE) Programme for both WASSCE AND SSSCE HOLDERS is CREDIT IN SIX (6) SUBJECTS COMPRISING THREE (3) CORE AND THREE (3) ELECTIVE SUBJECTS as specified below for the various options within the Programme(CREDIT MEANS A1-D7 FOR WASSCE AND A-D FOR SSSCE).

A. GENERAL PROGRAMME
WASSCE/SSSCE CREDIT PASSES IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE, CORE MATHEMATICS, INTEGRATED SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES AND THREE ELECTIVE SUBJECTS FROM ANY SHS PROGRAMME AREA OF STUDY.

B. EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION STUDIES
WASSCE /SSSCE CREDIT PASSES IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE, MATHEMATICS, INTEGRATED SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES AND
THREE ELECTIVE SUBJECTS FROM ANY SHS PROGRAMME AREA OF STUDY.

C. MATHEMATICS/SCIENCE
WASSCE/SSSCE CREDIT PASSES IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE, CORE MATHEMATICS, INTEGRATED SCIENCE AND THREE ELECTIVE SUBJECTS IN THE AREA OF MATHEMETICS AND/OR SCIENCE (ELECTIVE MATHEMATICS, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY AND BIOLOGY)

D. FRENCH (AVAILABLE AT MOUNT MARY, WESLEY, E.P. AMEDZOFE, BAGABAGA AND GBEWAA COLLEGES ONLY).
WASSCE/SSSCE CREDIT PASSES IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE, CORE MATHE MATICS, INTEGRATED SCIENCE/ SOCIAL STUDIES AND ANY THREE ELECTIVE SUBJECTS INCLUDING FRENCH.

E. TECHNICAL (AVAILABLE IN AKATSI, ADA,KOMENDA,ST. JOHN BOSCO, MAMPONG TECHNICAL,ST. JOSEPH’S,WIAWSO, PRESBY AKROPONG
WASSCE/SSSCE CREDIT PASSES IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE, CORE MATHEMATICS, INTEGRATED SCIENCE AND THREE ELECTIVE SUBJECTS IN THE MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION AREAS OF THE SHS PROGRAMME.

F. HEARING AND VISSUALLY CHALLENGED APPLICANTS

(I) VISUALLY IMPAIRED APPLICANTS
ADMISSION AVAILABLE FOR SUCH STUDENTS AT N.J.AHMADIYYA, COLLEGE, WA, WESLEY COLLEGE, KUMASI, AND PRESBY COLLEGE, AKROPONG.
Applicants in this category need to have CREDIT IN SOCIAL STUDIES, ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND ANY THREE ELECTIVE SUBJECTS.

(II) HEARING IMPAIRED
ADMISSION AVAILABLE FOR THIS CATEGORY OF APPLICANTS AT PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE, AKROPONG ONLY.
Applicants in this category must have CREDIT IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE, MATHEMATICS, INTEGRATED SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES AND ANY THREE ELECTIVE SUBJECTS.

Accra College of Education Admission

Accra College of Education 2020 / 2021 Admission Forms; Accra College of Education announces for the information of the general public, applicants, parents and guardians that applications has not yet been Released for the admission of prospective applicants into various undergraduate programmes for the 2020 / 2021 academic year .

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  • The Admission Website Address- coeportal.edu.gh
  1. With this PIN, applicants will then visit the Colleges of Education admission website: coeportal.edu.gh and follow specific guidelines to fill the online application form.
  2. Applicants should select three Colleges of their choice for their Program and an accompanying Ghanaian Language.

NOTES

  1. Applicants are advised to read and to ensure they fully understand all related instructions before completing the application form.
  1. Applicants are to note that application forms not properly completed will not be processed.
  2. After completing the online application form, an applicant will need to print a copy which should be sent with one passport photograph and a copy/copies of their results slips (where available) by EMS priority envelope obtainable from Ghana Post nationwide and addressed to: The Principal of the COLLEGE chosen.
  3. Applicants will be notified of the receipt of their applications by SMS (text message) and should therefore provide correct and reliable cellphone numbers when completing the form online.
  4. Applicants will also receive admission offer notifications by SMS and those who do not receive such notifications may understand it to mean that their applications were not successful.
  5. Applicants are to note that the Colleges will cross-check their results from the West African Examinations Council as part of the admission process. Applicants found to have submitted fake or falsified documents in support of their applications will be made to face the legal consequences of their actions.

NB: Applicants should note that the College selected determines the University to which the College is affiliated.

UNIVERSITY OF GHANA (UG)UNIVERSITY FOR DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (UDS)
Accra College of Education                                         Peki College of Education                                                         Mount Mary College of Education, SomanyaEnchi College of Education                                             E.P College of Education, AmedzofeGbewaa College of Education, PusigaTumu College of Education                                   McCoy College of Education,NadowliDambai College of EducationGambaga College of EducationSt. Vincent College of Education, Yendi   Al-Faruq College of Education, Wenchi
UNIVERSITY OF CAPE COAST (UCC)                           Foso College of EducationSt.Francis College of Education, HohoeOLA College of Education, Cape CoastKibi College of EducationHoly Child College of Education, TakoradiSt. Teresa’s College of Education, HohoeJasikan College of EducationBerekum College of EducationSt. Monica’s College of Edcation, Mampong-Ash.Atebubu College of EducationOffinso College of EducationS.D.A College of Education, Agona-Ash.Abetifi College of EducationSt. Ambrose College of Education, Dormaa-AkwamuUNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION WINNEBA (UEW)                      St. Louis College of Education, Kumasi                 Presby Women’s College of Education, Aburi.      S.D.A. College of Education, Koforidua                Agogo Presby College of EducationMethodist College of Education, Oda                         Bia-Lamplighter College of EducationPresby College of Education, Akropong-AkwapimKomenda College of EducationTECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL  EDUCATION AND TRAINING (TVET)                                                 Mampong Tech. College of EducationAda College of EducationAkatsi College of EducationBagabaga College of Education, Tamale                    N.J. Ahamadiyya College of Education, WaSt. John Bosco’s College of Education, Navorong    Wiawso College of Education
KWAME NKRUMAH UNIVERSITY OFSCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (KNUST)Akrokerri College of EducationWesley College of Education, KumasiSt. Joseph’s College of Education, BechemTamale College of EducationE.P College of Education, Bimbilla

APPLICATION PERIOD:

Admissions will open on Monday, 25th March 2019 and close on Wednesday, 31st July 2019.

Executive Secretary

PRINCOF Secretariat

Accra.

Accra College of Education Fees Schedule

Accra College of Education Admission Fees Schedule 2020 / 2021 are to be settled by the student before registration of the academic year. The fees are for the whole academic year but students can be allowed to register after paying a percentage of the fees.

The remaining fees must be paid before the beginning of the second semester.

NB: First years are required to rely solely  on the information on their application letter.

Fees are different for individual programmes. Kindly write to the registrar for more details about the fees of the programme selected.

Mode of Payment

  • All bills should be paid to the appropriate account as indicated. NO CASH payment what so ever should be paid.
  • Receipts of College should be presented to the account office.

Please take note that the correct Accra College of Education Admission Fees Schedule 2020 / 2021 would be updated as soon as they are released by the university. Keep visiting

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