PRINCOF gives B.Ed Colleges of Education admission requirements

Colleges of Education admission requirements

After inviting applications from suitably qualified applicants for admission into the four-year Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) degree programmes in the 46 teacher training institutions, PRINCOF has given this year’s Colleges of Education admission requirements.

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The admission requirements according to the Principals of Colleges of Education (PRINCOF) are to guide applicants as to decide whether they duly qualify to apply for admission to pursue various teacher education programmes.

WASSCE/SSCE admission requirements

The general admission requirements for the 4-Year Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) Programmes are as follows:

1. WASSCE Holders: CREDIT PASSES (A1-C6) in six (6) subjects comprising Three (3) Core subjects, including English Language, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies and Three Elective subjects relevant to the course of study.

2. SSSCE Holders: CREDIT PASSES (A-D) in six (6) subjects comprising Three (3) Core subjects, including English Language, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies, and Three (3) Elective subjects relevant to the course of study.

Note: Candidates who are yet to write either the 2024 West African Senior School Certificate Examination or Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Certificate II Examinations can also apply as awaiting result applicants.

General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advance Level Applicants

Applicants must:

Have passes in three (3) subjects (at least, one of the passes should be Grade D or better), and also have credit passes (Grade 6) in five GCE Ordinary Level subjects including English Language, Mathematics, and a Science subject or a Social Science subject.

Advanced Business Certificate Examination (ABCE) Applicants

Applicants must:

1. Have passes in three (3) subjects (at least, one of the passes should be Grade D or better).

2. Have credit passes in five (5) subjects, including English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies in the General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE).

TVET Applicants

Applicants must:

1. Have TVET Certificate II Examinations with Lower Credit (C-) or better in six (6) subjects made up of three (3) core subjects which include English, Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies, and three (3) relevant Elective Subjects.

2. Possess Certificate II in three (3) relevant trade areas awarded by the Technical Examinations Unit (TEU), National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI), City & Guilds, and other authorised awarding bodies in addition to NABPTEX Certificate II in lieu of passes in English and Mathematics.

3. Have National Board for Professional and Technicians Examinations (NABPTEX) certificate II in relevant trade areas in addition to three (3) credit passes in WASSCE/SSSCE core subjects, including English and Mathematics.

4. Possess a National Certificate II qualification in Competency-Based Training (CBT) in a relevant trade area awarded by TEU) on the National TVET Qualification Framework (NTVETQF)

Foreign Qualifications

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All foreign qualifications should be referred to the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) for the determination of equivalences and eligibility for admission into Teacher Education Institutions in Ghana.

Note: The American SAT, TOEFL, etc. cannot in themselves be acceptable as entry qualifications into Ghanaian tertiary educational institutions.

(B.Ed) programmes offered in Colleges

I. 4-year Bachelor of Education in Early Grade Education
II. 4-year Bachelor of Education in Primary Education
III. 4-year Bachelor of Education in Junior High School (JHS) Education

Note: The Junior High School (JHS) option provides applicants with the opportunity to specialize in a particular subject area to enable them to teach at the Junior High School level after graduation.

The subjects include Science, Agric. Science, Mathematics, ICT, Home Economics, Music, Visual Arts, Social Studies, Geography, History, English, Ghanaian Language (Asante-Twi, Akuapim Twi, Dagaare, Dagbani, Dangme, Ewe, Fante, Ga, Gonja, Gurene, Kasem, Nzema), French, and Arabic.

Special needs applicants entry requirements

Visually impaired study facilities are available at:

I. N.J. Ahmadiyya, College of Education, Wa
II. Wesley College of Education, Kumasi
III. Presbyterian College of Education, Akropong

Visually impaired admission requirements

a. Applicants with WASSCE results should have Credit Passes (A1-C6) in two (2) CORE subjects including English Language and Social Studies and three (3) credit passes in relevant elective subjects.

b. Applicants with SSSCE results should have Credit Passes (A-D) in two (2) CORE subjects including English Language and Social Studies and credit passes in three (3) relevant elective subjects.

Hearing-impaired study facilities are available at;

I. Presbyterian College of Education, Akropong

Hearing-impaired admission requirements

a. Applicants with WASSCE results should have Credit passes (A1-C6) in three (3) CORE subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies, and credit passes in three (3) relevant Elective subjects.

b. Applicants with SSSCE results should have Credit Passes (A-D) in Three (3) CORE subjects including English Language and Mathematics and credit passes in Three (3) relevant Elective subjects.

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