Here is a Complete Overview Of The New Educational Reforms For Admission Into Colleges Of Education In Ghana. The forty-six (46) Public Colleges Of Education in Ghana , formerly Teacher Training Colleges , were upgraded to the status of Colleges of Education in 2012, by the Colleges of Education Act (Act 847) which was passed to give legal backing to the conversion of Teacher Training Colleges to Colleges of Education which were then placed under the control of the National Council for Tertiary Education, the government agency responsible for the regulation of tertiary education institutions.
All public Colleges of Education are now upgraded to the status of University Colleges and now offer a four-year Bachelor of Education degree with effect from the 2018 / 2019 academic year, as part of efforts to improve the quality of teacher training in Ghana.
Prior to this, teachers who completed the three-year Diploma in Basic Education (DBE) at the College of Education had to later do a two-year top-up first degree by distance learning at the University of Cape Coast .
With the introduction of the new 4-year Bachelor of Education degree prograamme, you would now obtain your first degree at the end of the 4-year college degree programme to ensure that you enter the teaching service with a degree and with an increase in your earning capacity,
What this means is the old programs offered at the forty-six (46) Public Colleges Of Education in Ghana are deprecated. The current College Of Education programmes (Courses) on offer for admission are B.Ed. Early Grade Education, B.Ed. Primary Education and B.Ed. JHS Education.
Centralization Of The Application Process
Admission into the 46 colleges of education has now been centralized. What this implies is that instead of buying different admission forms for all the 46 colleges of education, you are now required to buy one application form that can be used to apply into all the 46 colleges of education. During the application process, applicants can then select three colleges of education of choice in order of preference. Just like how it is done at the basic level for placement into senior high schools.
If you do not meet the requirements of one college for admission, your second choice of college may be given to you for admission.
Changes In Programmes On Offer At The Forty Six Colleges Of Education:
Previously programmes (courses) on offer at the colleges of education were : General Programme, Early Childhood Education Studies, Mathematics/Science, French and Technical. With the advent of the NEW FOUR YEAR BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (B.Ed) DEGREE PROGRAMME (courses) on offer are now B.Ed. Early Grade Education, B.Ed. Primary Education and B.Ed. JHS Education with the option to major in General Programme, Early Childhood Education Studies, Mathematics/Science, French and Technical etc as is currently done in the universities.
Cost Of The New Colleges Of Education Admission Forms ( Vouchers )
- The cost of the Colleges Of Education Admission Forms ( Vouchers ) is One Hundred and Fifteen Cedis, Fifty Pesewas (GHC115.50)
The New Application Procedures For The Forty-Six (46) Colleges Of Education 2020 / 2021:
- Applicants will first make a payment of One Hundred and Fifteen Cedis, Fifty Pesewas (GHC115.50) into the Colleges of Education- Ghana Account at any branch of the following bank nationwide: Consolidated Bank Ghana Limited.
- Additionally, payment can also be made through mobile money wallet: Tigo Cash, Vodafone cash, Airtel Money, and MTN Mobile Money by dialling short code *924*8# from all networks.
- Upon payment, applicants will be given the following information:
- A Personal Identification Number (PIN).
- An Admission Application Serial Number.
- The Admission Website Address- admission.coeportal.edu.gh
- With this PIN, applicants will then visit the Colleges of Education admission website: admission.coeportal.edu.gh and follow specific guidelines to fill the online application form.
- Applicants should select three Colleges of their choice for their Program and an accompanying Ghanaian Language.
- Applicants are advised to read and to ensure they fully understand all related instructions before completing the application form.
- Applicants are to note that application forms not properly completed will not be processed.
- 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 slip(s) (where available) by EMS priority envelope obtainable from Ghana Post nationwide and addressed to: The Principal of the applicant’s first College of choice.
- Applicants will be notified of the receipt of their applications by SMS (text message) and should therefore provide correct and reliable cell phone numbers when completing the form online.
- 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.
- 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 each of the forty six (46) public Colleges of Education is affiliated to the under listed public Universities and certificates would be awarded to students who successfully complete their course of study by the affiliate University.