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Colleges of Education in Ghana 2023

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What are the colleges of education in Ghana? Where are they located, and how can you contact them? How can you apply for admission to one of these colleges of education? And what are their specializations?

This post addresses all these questions and more. It is a complete guide to colleges of education in Ghana for 2023 and beyond.

Ghana has some of the best teacher training institutions in Africa. As of 2023, there are 46 colleges of education in Ghana, 6 of them are private colleges of education, and the rest are public colleges, according to the 

Colleges of Education in Ghana & their Contact Details

This table lists all the colleges of education in Ghana, their location, and contact details.

College of EducationLocationContact Number
Abetifi Presbyterian College of EducationAbetifi342030177
College of EducationLegon302865737
Ada College of EducationAda303522220
Agogo Presbyterian College of EducationAgogo322092185
AIM Professionals Institute and Training College (Private)0362091581 / 0277854465
Akatsi College of EducationAkatsi362644408
Akrokerri College of EducationAkrokerri322021659
Atebubu College of EducationAtebubu352622024
Bagabaga College of Education372023247
Berekum College of EducationBerekum352222018
Bimbila E.P. College of EducationBimbila0372023742 / 0372023180
Cambridge Teacher Training College (Private)0322022122 / 0244762800
Dambai College of EducationDambai362122103
Enchi College of EducationEnchi023 564 5358
Evangelical Presbyterian College of EducationAmedzofe0362122002 / 9
Foso College of EducationFoso027 383 9463
Gbewaa College of EducationBawku031 708 1122
Holy Child College of EducationTakoradi312023430
Holy Spirit College of Education (Private)362027114
Jackson College Of Education (Private)208163911
Jasikan College of EducationJasikan0244993348 / 0243239305
Kibi Presbyterian College of EducationKibi342030766
Komenda College of EducationKomenda312095131
Mampong Technical College of EducationMampong-Ashanti322222209
McCoy College Of Education C/O Catholic Secretariat (Private)Nadowli-020 681 6226
Methodist College of Education (Private)Akim Oda054 663 5090
Mount Mary College of EducationSomanya342091414
Nusrat Jahan College of Education392022338
Ofinso College of EducationOffinso, Ashanti233 24 401 7770
Ola College of EducationCape coast0332133256 / 0332133202
Peki College of EducationPeki362722043
Presbyterian College of EducationAkropong, Akuapem342722199
Presbyterian Women's College of EducationAburi342822039
SDA College of EducationAsokore, Koforidua342021281
SDA College of Education (Private)Agona, Kumasi 
St Ambrose College of Education (Private)Dromaa Akwamu, B/A035 219 5369
St John Bosco College of Education382122617
St. Francis' College of Education362722006
St. Joseph College of EducationBechem352122332
St. Louis College of EducationKumasi322028081
St. Monica's College of EducationMampong-Ashanti322222205
St. Teresa's College of Education362722043
College of EducationTamale372023687
Tumu College of EducationTumu392020901
Wesley College of EducationKumasi0322028541/0322022264
Wiawso College of EducationWiawso312095131

Colleges of Education in Ghana & their Contact Details

Application to Public Colleges of Education

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission to the new four-year Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) Degree Programme in the Forty-Six (46) Public Colleges of Education in Ghana for the 2021/2022 academic year.

Admission Requirements:

1. WASSCE /SSSCE Qualification Applicants

The general requirement for admission to the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) Programme is as follows:

  1.  Holders: Credit Passes (A1-C6) in Six (6)subjects comprising Three (3) Core subjects, including English Language and Core Mathematics, and Three (3) Elective subjects relevant to the course of study.
  2. SSSCE Holders: Passes (A-D) in Six (6) subjects comprising Three (3) Core subjects, including English Language and Core Mathematics, and Three (3) Elective subjects relevant to the course of study
  3. Candidates who are yet to write either the 2021 or NABPTEX examinations can also apply

2. General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advance Level 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 (Grade 6) in five GCE Ordinary Level subjects including English Language, Mathematics, and a Science subject (for non-science students) and an Arts subjects (for Science students) 

3. 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).

4. Technical and Vocational Education and Training Applicants

Applicants must: 

  1. Possess Certificate II in three (3) relevant trade areas awarded by TEU, NVTI, City & Guilds and other authorised awarding bodies in addition to NABPTEX Certificate II in lieu of passes in English and Mathematics. 
  2. Have NABPTEX certificate II in relevant trade areas in addition to three (3) credit passes in WASSCE/SSSCE core subjects including English and Mathematics.
  3. Possess a National Certificate II qualification in Competency-Based Training (CBT) in a relevant trade area awarded by TEU on the National  Qualification Framework (NTVETQF).

Foreign Qualifications

  1. All foreign qualifications should be referred to the (GTEC) for determination of equivalences and eligibility for admission to Teacher Education Institutions in Ghana.
  2. It should be noted that the American SAT, TOEFL etc. cannot in themselves be acceptable as entry qualifications into Ghanaian tertiary educational institutions.

Courses offered in public Colleges of Education

Bachelor of Education Programmes on offer are as follows:

  1. B.Ed. Early Grade Education
  2. B.Ed. Primary Education
  3. B.Ed. Education

Special Needs Applicants:

a. Visually Impaired

Study facilities are available at:

  1. N.J. Ahmadiyya, College of Education, WA
  2. Wesley College of Education, KUMASI
  3. Presbyterian College of Education, AKROPONG

b. Hearing Impaired

Study facilities are available at:

  1. Presbyterian College of Education, AKROPONG

Admission Requirement for Special Needs Applicantsnts

a. Visually Impaired:

  1. Applicants with WASSCE results should have Credit Passes (A1-C6) in Two (2) CORE subjects including English Language and Social Studies and Three (3) relevant elective subjects.
  2. Applicants with SSSCE results should have Passes (A-D) in Two (2) CORE subjects including English Language and Social Studies and Three (3) relevant elective subjects.

b. Hearing Impaired:

  1. Applicants with WASSCE results should have Credit (A1-C6) in Three (3) CORE subjects including English Language and   Mathematics and Three (3) relevant Elective subjects.
  2. Applicants with WASSCE results should have Passes (A-D) in Three (3) CORE subjects including English Language and Mathematics and Three (3) relevant Elective subjects.

How to Apply for Colleges of Education in Ghana

Online Application Procedure:

Applicants will first make a payment of One Hundred and Eighty Ghana Cedis (GHC180.00) into the Colleges of Education- Ghana Account at any branch of the following bank nationwide: 

  1. Consolidated Bank Ghana Limited.

ii) Additionally, payment can also be made through wallets: Tigo Cash, Vodafone Cash, Airtel Money, and MTN  by dialling short code *924*8# from all networks.

  1. Upon payment, applicants will be given the following information:
  1.  A Personal Identification Number (PIN).
  2.  An Admission Application Serial Number.
  3.  The Admission Website Address- admission.coeportal.edu.gh
  4. With this PIN, applicants will then visit the Colleges of Education admission website: admission.coeportal.edu.gh and follow specific guidelines to fill out the online application form.
  5. Applicants should select three Colleges of their choice for their Program and an accompanying Ghanaian Language.

Notes on online Application

  1. Applicants are advised to read and to ensure they fully understand all related instructions before completing the application form.
  2. Applicants are to note that application forms not properly completed will not be processed.
  3. 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.
  4. 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. 
  5. 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.
  6. 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 with the under-listed public  and certificates would be awarded to students who successfully complete their course of study by the affiliate University.

List of Colleges of Education affiliated to University of Ghana, Legon

The following is a comprehensive list of all the colleges of education that are affiliated to the University of Ghana, Legon. This table also shows the specialisms and locations of each college of education

College of EducationSpecializationLocation
College of Education-Primary, & Early Grade EducationAccra
Peki College of EducationPrimary & JHS Edu.Peki
Mount Mary College of EducationPrimary & JHS EducationSomanya
Enchi College of EducationEarly Grade, Primary & JHS Edu.Enchi
E.P College of EducationPrimary& JHS EducationAmedzofe
Gbewaa College of EducationPrimary & JHS EducationPusiga

List of Colleges of Education affiliated to University of Development Sudies (UDS)

The following is a comprehensive list of all the colleges of education that are affiliated to the University of Development Studies (UDS). This table also shows the specialisms and locations of each college of education

College of EducationSpecializationLocation
Tumu College of EducationPrimary, Early Grade and JHS EducationTumu
McCoy College of EducationPrimary and JHS EducationNadowli
Dambai College of EducationEarly Grade, Primary and JHS Edu.Dambai
Gambaga College of EducationPrimary, Early Grade & JHS EducationGambaga
St. Vincent College of EducationPrimary, Early Grade & JHS Education
Al-Faruq –College of EducationPrimary, Early Grade & JHS Education ( College offers Arabic)Wenchi
Colleges of Education in Ghana 2023
Entrance of Accra Training College (ATRACO) – Legon, Accra

Colleges of Education affiliated to University of Cape Coast (UCC)

The following is a comprehensive list of all the colleges of education that are affiliated to the  (). This table also shows the specialisms and locations of each college of education

College of EducationSpecializationLocation
Foso College of EducationPrimary, Early Grade & JHS EducationFoso
St.Francis College of EducationPrimary and JHS EducationHohoe
OLA College of EducationPrimary, JHS & Early Grade EducationCape Coast
Kibi College of EducationPrimary and JHS Edu.Kibi
Holy Child College of EducationPrimary, Early Grade & JHS EducationTakoradi
St. Teresa's College of EducationPrimary, Early Grade & JHS EducationHohoe
Jasikan College of EducationPrimary, Early Grade & JHS EducationJasikan
Berekum College of EducationBerekum College of Education;Berekum
St. Monica's College of EducationPrimary & JHS EducationMampong-Ash
Atebubu College of EducationPrimary, Early Grade & JHS EducationAtebubu
Offinso College of EducationPrimary & JHS EducationOffinso
S.D.A. College of EducationPrimary and JHS EducationAgona-Ash
Abetifi Presbyterian College of EducationPrimary & JHS EducationAbetifi
St. Ambrose College of EducationPrimary & JHS EducationDormaa-Akwamu

Colleges of Education affiliated to University of Education, Winneba ( UEW)

The following is a comprehensive list of all the colleges of medication that are affiliated to the University of Development Studies,  (UDS). This table also shows the specialisms and locations of each college of education

College of EducationSpecializationLocation
St. Louis College of EducationPrimary, Early Grade & JHS Education (Home Economics)Kumasi
Presby Women's College of EducationPrimary, Early Grade & JHS Education (Home Economics)Aburi
S.D.A. College of EducationPrimary, Early Grade & JHS EducationKoforidua
Agogo Presby College of EducationPrimary & JHS EducationAgogo
Methodist College of EducationPrimary & JHS Education (Home Economics)Oda
Bia-Lamplighter College of EducationPrimary, Early Grade & JHS EducationBia
Presby College of EducationPrimary & JHS EducationAkropong, Akwapim
Komenda College of EducationPrimary, Early Grade & JHS EducationKomenda

Technical & Vocational Education Training (TVET) Colleges in Ghana

The following is a comprehensive list of all the technical & vocational education training () colleges in Ghana. They are all affiliated to the University of Development Studies, Winneba (UDS). This table also shows the specialisms and locations of each college of education.

Technical & Vocational Education Training CollegeSpecializationLocation
Mampong Tech. College of EducationPrimary & JHS Edu.Mampong
Ada College of EducationPrimary & JHS EducationAda
Akatsi College of EducationPrimary & JHS EducationAkatsi
Bagabaga College of EducationEarly Grade, Primary & JHS EducationTamale
N.J. Ahamadiyya College of EducationEarly Grade & JHS EducationWa
St. John Bosco's College of EducationPrimary & JHS Education (Technical)Navorongo
Wiawso College of EducationPrimary, Early Grade & JHS Education (Technical)Wiawso

Colleges of Education affiliated to Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST)

The following is a comprehensive list of all the colleges of education that are affiliated to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (). This table also shows the specialisms and locations of each college of education.

College of EducationSpecializationLocation
Akrokerri College of EducationPrimary & JHS EducationAkrokerri
Wesley College of EducationPrimary & JHS EducationKumasi
St. Joseph's College of EducationPrimary & JHS EducationBechem
Tamale College of EducationPrimary & JHS EducationTamale
E.P College of EducationPrimary, Early Grade & JHS Education

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