Ghana can boast of over forty teacher training colleges – government-owned, missionary institutions, and those belonging to individuals. These colleges of education come in different strata as there are many that are deemed to be better than the others.
Among Ghana’s top tertiary institutions for teachers are Abetifi Presbyterian College of Education, Accra College of Education, Ada College of Education, and many more. Those who cannot attain the admission requirements for these choice citadels of learning can still explore a plethora of other colleges that are equally good.
Top 10 Teacher Training Colleges In Ghana
1. Abetifi Presbyterian College of Education
- Year Founded: 7 February 1952
- Address: Abetifi-Kwahu, Kwahu East, P. O. Box 19, Abetifi
- Contact Info: 0342030177
Abetifi Presbyterian College of Education ranks top on the list of teacher training colleges in Ghana. Sited in the Eastern / Greater Accra zone of the country, this institution of higher learning was birthed on the 7th of February 1952 by The Presbyterian Church which controlled the management of the school during its early days.
Initially, the college took off as a men’s training college, admitting a total of 30 men as pioneers in a rented building. It later became a co-ed institution churning out both male and female graduates.
2. Accra College of Education
- Year Founded: September 8, 1909
- Address: Accra Metro, Greater Accra, GA516, Ghana, P. O. Box 221, Legon
- Contact Info: 0302865737
Affiliated with the prestigious University of Ghana, Accra College of Education is the second among the top ten teacher training colleges in Ghana. At its location in the Eastern / Greater Accra zone, the institution offers courses like Early Childhood Education Studies, Mathematics, French, and many more
The college opened its doors as a day-training college on the 15th of November 1962 with eight staff members and 19 students.
3. Ada College of Education
- Year Founded: 1965
- Address: Ada East District, Greater Accra, GY0294, Ghana, P. O. Box 34, Ada
- Contact Info: 0303522220
Ada College of Education is an Eastern / Greater Accra zone-based tertiary institution. Previously known as Ada Teacher Training College, the citadel of learning was founded in 1965 by the country’s first president, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
Its vision is to be a center of excellence in producing resourceful, disciplined, and self-motivated teachers who will be always ready and willing to offer teaching services in Ghana.
4. Agogo Presbyterian College of Education
- Year Founded: 1931
- Address: Asante-Akim North Municipal District, Ashanti Region, Ghana, AN0006, Ghana, P. O. Box 26, Agogo
- Contact Info: 0322092185
Agogo Presbyterian College of Education is a leading teacher training college in the Ashanti / Brong Ahafo zone of Ghana. The public institution which was set up by the Basel Mission has been in existence since 1931. The main purpose of the college is the training of female teachers who would work in Girls Middle School. It was first headed by Miss Helena Schlatter.
5. Akatsi College of Education
- Year Founded: 1 October 1963
- Address: Akatsi in the Volta Region, Akatsi South District of Ghana, P. O. Box PMB, Akatsi
- Contact Info: 0362644408, email [email protected]
Also called AKATSICO for short, Akatsi College of Education is based in the Volta Region of Ghana. It came into existence on the 1st of October 1963 with the motto “Quality teacher education in a changing society”. The official opening of the tertiary institution occurred on the 25th of October 1963.
At inception, AKATSICO received 42 students – all male and four academic staff, including the principal. Today, the college can boast over 700 students on campus.
6. Akrokerri College of Education
- Year Founded: 1962
- Address: Adansi West District, Ashanti Region, A22020, Ghana, P. O. Box 32, Akrokerri
- Contact Info: 0322021659
This Akrokerri-based teacher education college is a public tertiary institution in the Ashanti / Brong Ahafo zone of the country. It came into existence in 1962 and became accredited in 2007. In 2019, it became one of the affiliates of KNUST (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology).
The educational institution targets the surplus candidates who found it difficult to gain admission in the then existing teacher training colleges in Ghana. Upon its inception, the citadel of learning received 70 students and went ahead to launch the “Teachers’ Certificate ‘A’” four-year program.
7. Atebubu College of Education
- Year Founded: October 1965
- Address: Atebubu Amanten District, Bono East Region, BA00070, Ghana, P. O. Box 29, Atebubu
- Contact Info: 0352622024
The Ashanti / Brong Ahafo zone of Ghana is home to the public tertiary institution, Atebubu College of Education. After it started operating in October 1965, it became the only college majoring in teacher training in the entire eastern corridor of that particular region.
The college’s first principal, Mr. Joseph Nketsia Ghansah, admitted a total of 80 male students as pioneers in 1965. Barely 10 years later, during the 1975/76 academic year, the tertiary institution became co-educational, taking in a good number of female students.
8. Bagabaga College of Education
- Year Founded: 31 January 1944
- Address: Sagnarigu District, Northern Region, NS002, Ghana, P. O. Box 35, ER Tamale
- Contact Info: 0372023247
You will find Bagabaga College of Education in the Northern Zone zone. The public teacher training college was floated in January 1944 with its major objective being the training of professional teachers who will be willing to teach in the basic schools. The first principal of the college, Mr. K. J. Dickens, received 17 male students the first year.
An affiliate of the University of Education, Winneba, BATCO is known for the motto: “ADVANCE WITH THE SCIENCES”. Its mission is to churn out academically sound, disciplined, and competent professional teachers who will take up teaching appointments in basic schools in the country. BATCO’s vision is to become the Northern sector’s best Teacher Education institution and rank among the top in the entire West African sub-region. The tertiary institution is also known by the following monikers – Tamale Government Training College, Government Training College, Bagabaga Specialist Training College, Bagabaga Training College
9. Berekum College of Education
- Year Founded: February 1953
- Address: Berekum Municipal District, Brong-Ahafo Region, BB0023, Ghana, P. O. Box 74, Berekum
- Contact Info: 0352222018
The Ashanti / Brong-Ahafo Region of Ghana is home to Berekum College of Education, one of the public teacher training colleges in Ghana. The tertiary institution is located on the Berekum-Sunyani route. It came into existence in February 1953 when the then Omanhene of Berekum, Nana Yiadom Boakye Owusu II, laid the foundation stone. The government college’s motto is PER ARDUA AD ASTRA, meaning “Through the Sky to the Star”
The college’s first principal, Mr. T.T. Buchanan, enrolled sixty male students in February 1953 as the pioneers.
10. Bimbila E.P. College of Education
- Year Founded: 2nd of October 1962
- Address: Bimbilla, Nanumba North District, Northern Region, NN0031, Ghana. P. O. Box 16, Bimbila
- Contact Info: 0372023742/0372023180
Evangelical Presbyterian College of Education is sited in Bimbilla and is listed among the most popular teacher training colleges in Ghana. This government-assisted institution of higher learning opened its doors to academic activities on the 2nd of October 1962 with a total of 35 students – all male. For over 13 years, it remained a single-sex college until 1975 when the authorities allowed the admission of female students.
The citadel of learning was the brainchild of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Ghana and the headquarters was sited in the Volta Region, Ho to be precise.
Other Teacher Training Colleges in Ghana
The above-mentioned ten cannot be rivaled by any other teacher training college in Ghana but that is not to say that the rest are not doing well. Below is a comprehensive list of all the other colleges of education that operate in the West African country.
11. Al-Faruq College of Education, Wenchi/Droboso
- Year Founded: 1991
- Address: Wenchi, Brong-Ahafo Region, Ghana
- Contact Info: +233 35 209 2098
Al-Faruq College of Education is a public institution that works hand in hand with Ghana’s University for Development Studies as one of its affiliates. The co-educational teacher training college is an Islamic institution set up in 1991 by a body known as the Iqra Foundation Education and Development.
From its inception, the college operated under the watch of the Islamic body and remained that way for one and half decades before it was declared a public academic institution in 2016. The same year, it went into a collaboration with the University of Education, Winneba where it signed a memorandum of understanding; the agreement was for the college to get the University’s support in capacity building as well as mentoring.
12. Dambai College of Education, Dambai
- Year Founded: 28 August 1974
- Address: Krachi East District, Oti Region, VR00006, Ghana. P. O. Box 84, Dambai
- Contact Info: 0362122103
The Volta Zone of Ghana is home to Dambai College of Education. The teacher training college is owned by the government and is quite popular in the country with the Motto SANKOFA. It started existing on the 28th of August 1974 when the foremost principal of the college, Mr. George Narh Bosumprah took in 31 students who were all male.
The college existed as a single-sex institution for one year before becoming co-ed. This became possible when the authorities admitted some female students in 1975.
13. Enchi College of Education, Enchi
- Year Founded:1965
- Address: Western North Region, WA00004, Ghana. P. O. Box 44, Enchi
- Contact Info: +233 23 564 5358
Located in Ghana’s western region, Enchi College of Education is counted among the country’s public colleges of Education. After it was established in 1965, the college operated for over five decades before becoming an affiliate of the prestigious University of Ghana. Needless to say, this collaboration elevated its status in the country and the graduates of the institution are reaping from the ensuing benefits.
When it started operating, Enchi College of Education was an all-male institution. It admitted only male students at inception and for a whole decade, it was seen as a single-sex college until 1975 when the authorities agreed to admit female students, totaling 35. Though they commenced with a “4-year post middle Teacher’s Certificate ‘A’ program” the citadel of learning has since widened its horizons.
14. Evangelical Presbyterian College of Education, Amedzofe
- Year Founded: February 10, 1946
- Address: Amedzofe, Ho West District, Volta Region, V10523, Ghana. P. O. Box 12, Amedzofe
- Contact Info: 0362122002/9
One of the landmarks of the Volta Zone in Ghana is the Evangelical Presbyterian College of Education, Amedzofe. The government-owned college is counted among the teacher training colleges that are affiliated with Ghana’s premium university, the University of Ghana; this particular collaboration began in May 2019.
A scrutiny of their records said the Evangelical Presbyterian College of Education came into being on the 10th of February 1946. “Education for Service” is the motto of the college and it took off with the admission of 30 students who were all male. Under the watch of its first principal, Rev. W.M. Beveridge, the citadel of learning operated for four years before becoming a co-educational institution in 1950 as it admitted its initial batch of female students who were 20 in all. The Evangelical Presbyterian College has been steadfast in following prescribed courses in a bid to meet the teacher needs of Ghana for basic education.
15. Foso College of Education, Assin Foso
- Year Founded: 15 November 1965
- Address: Foso, Assin North Municipal District, Central Region, CR0074, Ghana. P. O. Box PMB, Foso
- Contact Info: +233 27 383 9463
The Central / Western zone of Ghana is where Foso College of Education is located. The co-educational institution is counted among Ghana’s public teacher training colleges. An affiliate of the University of Cape Coast, Foso College started operating on the 15th of November 1965 after it was opened by the then president, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
People in the college’s locality often refer to it as the University of Assin and the college has remained in the same locality. When it opened its doors for the first time, Foso college took in 240 students under the tutelage of nine teaching staff. The students consist of two groups – 120 Post ‘B’ 2-Year Certificate ‘A’ and 120 Post Middle 4-Year. Mr. R. R. Essah was the first head of Foso College of Education.
16. Gambaga College of Education, Gambaga
- Year Founded: 2013
- Address: Gambaga, East Mamprusi District, North East Region, NE0001, Ghana
- Contact Info: +233 24 107 3936
Gambaga College of Education is in the Northern Zone of Ghana. The public college of education is relatively new as it began existing in 2013. It is an affiliate of the University of Development Studies and has churned out several teachers who are employed in many schools in Ghana.
17. Gbewaa College of Education
- Year Founded: 1953
- Address: Pusiga-Bawku, Pusiga District / Bawku Municipal District, Upper East Region region, UP0085, Ghana. P. O. Box 157, Bawku
- Contact Info: +233 31 708 1122
Gbewaa College of Education sits in the Northern Zone of Ghana as a public college of education servicing the area. Birthed in 1953, the citadel of learning kick-started academic activities in September that year when they granted admission to 14 students (all male) to take the Certificate ‘B’ course. The 14 pioneer students of the institution were taken by seven male tutors, the principal inclusive. The college remained a single-sex tertiary institution for over two decades, becoming a mixed college in 1976 when the authorities admitted the first batch of female students.
Gbewaa College of Education or Government Training College Pusiga as it was previously called has been growing in leaps and bounds since its inception and is presently an affiliate of the University of Ghana. The 2016–2017 academic session saw it admit 560 students (both sexes) into their Diploma in Education course.
The land where the college is sited wasn’t initially part of Ghana, it was after the 1956 plebiscite that it became recognized as a bonafide region of the country. Before then, that part of the country was referred to as Trans-Volta Togoland.
18. Holy Child College of Education, Sekondi-Takoradi
- Year Founded: 1946
- Address: Takoradi, Sekondi Takoradi Metro District, Western Region, WS124 Ghana. P. O. Box 245, Takorad
- Contact Info: 0312023430
Holy Child College of Education is a single-sex tertiary institution exclusively for females. This public citadel of learning can be found in Ghana’s Central / Western zone. When it was launched in 1946, the college started operating in Cape Coast where it remained for nine years before relocating to its permanent site.
The institution’s first mission at inception was to offer its students a “post-Primary Certificate ‘A’ course” but four years later in 1950, it added a post-Secondary department. In 1952, the “Government’s Accelerated Development Plan” saw the institution add a “two-year Certificate ‘B’ course”. Holy Child College of Education is doing a great job in churning out future teachers and is currently an affiliate of the University of Cape Coast.
19. Mampong Technical College of Education, Mampong
- Year Founded: 1967
- Address: Mampong (Ashanti) (Mampong Municipal District, Ashanti Region, AM0024, Ghana). P. O. Box 31, Mampong-Ashanti
- Contact Info: 0322222209
The Ashanti / Brong Ahafo zone of Ghana has Mampong Technical College of Education as one of its landmarks. MAMTECH as it is generally called is a public teacher training college established in 1967. It was housed on the Trade Training Centre’s premises – a structure established by the British Imperial Masters while colonizing Ghana in 1922.
Formerly a teacher educational Institution, MAMTECH later attained the tertiary level status and that was when they renamed it Mampong Technical Teachers College of Education in 2007. From inception to date, the college has been performing wonderfully in training tomorrow’s tutors in the West African country of Ghana.
20. Mount Mary College of Education, Somanya
- Year Founded: 1947
- Address: Somanya (Yilo Krobo District, Eastern Region, EY0030, Ghana. P. O. Box 19, Somanya
- Contact Info: 0342091414
The Eastern / Greater Accra zone of Ghana has many interesting sites, one of which is the Mount Mary College of Education. MMCE is among the public teacher training colleges in Ghana and sits on an elevated site – perched on a hill overlooking the Odumase and Somanya townships.
The American Catholic SVD Missionaries that settled in Agormanya take the credit for establishing MMCE in 1947 when it kick-started academic activities with the admission of 23 male students. These pioneer enrolees pursued a “Post Middle Teacher’s Certificate ‘B’ course” for two years. For almost three decades, the college remained a single-sex institution of higher learning; it only became co-educational in September 1974 when 20 female students gained admission into the citadel of learning.
MMCE is now an affiliate of the University of Ghana, offering courses like French, Ghanaian Languages, English, Social Studies, History, RME, Music, PE, and many more.
21. Nusrat Jahan Ahmadiyya College of Education, Wa
- Year Founded: 1982
- Address: Wa (Wa Municipal District, Upper West Region, XW0051, Ghana). P. O. Box 71, Wa
- Contact Info: 0392022338
Nusrat Jahan Ahmadiyya College of Education graces the Northern Zone of Ghana with its presence. Built in the year 1982, the teacher training college thrived under the watch of Mr. Mashood Ahmad Shams who is captured as its pioneer principal. After it has operated for almost a decade in 1991, the authorities saw the need to have it converted into a post-secondary training college (for a three-year program) where it admits and trains visually impaired students as teachers in different capacities.
22. Our Lady of Apostles (OLA) College of Education, Cape Coast
- Year Founded: 1924
- Address: Cape Coast, Central Region Ghana. P. O. Box 175, Cape coast
- Contact Info: 0332133256/0332133202
Our Lady of Apostles College of Education was formerly known as OLA Training College. The tertiary institution is a single-sex public college exclusively for the training of female teachers. It is located in Ghana’s Cape Coast and was established by a Catholic missionary order known as The Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles in 1924.
The institution happens to be Ghana’s premier women’s college and also the first of its kind in entire Sub-Saharan Africa. Academic activities for the college commenced in Cape Town, precisely at the premises of the Saint Mary’s Convent School where they were allocated a little room.
The establishment of the college was prompted by Rev. Mother Acquiline Tobin who anticipated the need to educate indigenous female teachers to assist the missionary sisters who ran convent schools in the region. OLA College of Education now operates as an affiliate of the University of Cape Coast.
23. Jasikan College of Education, Jasikan
- Year Founded: 21 January 1952
- Address: Jasikan-Buem, Jasikan District, Oti Region, VJ0005, Ghana. P. O. Box 14, Jasikan
- Contact Info: 024 4993348024, 3239305027, 3234543
Jasikan College of Education is sited in the Volta Zone zone of Ghana as a public college of education. It started academic operation at Peki Blengo where it operated as a BODYCO (Body Cooperate college) on the 21st of January 1952.
At inception, it enrolled only male students totaling 30 but later grew to accommodate both sexes. The citadel of learning has quite an interesting motto – “Sapere Aude” which is interpreted as “Dare to be Wise”
24. Kibi Presbyterian College of Education, Kibi
- Year Founded: October 1963
- Address: Kibi East Akim Municipal District, Eastern Region, EE0051, Ghana. P. O. Box PMB, Kibi
- Contact Info: 0342030766 P. O. Box PMB, Kibi
The Eastern / Greater Accra zone of the country is home to Kibi Presbyterian College of Education, one of the popular public teacher training colleges in the region. The records captured the tertiary institution’s founding date as October 1963 with Miss Martha Baehler as its foremost principal. The initial staff strength of the college was six and it admitted a total of 80 female students in its first year. These students pursued a four-year post-middle course.
25. Komenda College of Education, Kommenda, Ghana
- Year Founded:1948
- Address: Komenda, Central Region, CK1838, Ghana. P. O. Box KM5, Komenda
- Contact Info: 0312095131
Komenda College of Education is a public teacher training college in Komenda, Central Region of the country. The co-educational college is called Komenda CoE for short and was birthed in the year 1948 on a site the British Navy used during the Second World War.
Thanks to Mr. A.B. Sam, a regent of Komenda, the Methodist Church in Ghana got possession of the legacy which was leased to them in 1947. The church then proceeded to convert it into the teacher training college we know as Komenda College of Education today.
A year after its inception on the 11th of March 1948, the citadel of learning admitted its initial batch of students; they were 40 in number and all male. For the ensuing four years, the institution took on only male students to run their 2-year Teacher’s Cert ‘B’ program. The college became co-educational in 1952 following the admission of the first batch of female students who were 30 in number. Komenda CoE is obviously embracing the latest technological advancements; it implemented a commendable project to go paperless in 2017 under the watch of Rev. Dr. Kwesi Nkum Wilson who is its current principal.
26. Offinso College of Education, Offinso
- Year Founded: 3rd of February 1955
- Address: Offinso (Offinso Municipal, Ashanti Region, A70014, Ghana). P.O Box 7, Offinso-Ashanti
- Contact Info: +233 32 229 9239
Offinso College of Education has been churning out quality teachers in Ghana since it started academic operations on the 3rd of February 1955. The public teacher training college is sited in the Ashanti / Brong Ahafo zone of the country by the Methodist Church’s Gold Coast District. It commenced academic activities as a single-sex teacher training college admitting only females. The college started with a two-year program for teachers (Teachers’ Certificate “B”) and in September 2007 it achieved tertiary level status and presently operates as an affiliate of the University of Cape Coast
Miss M. Turnbull was the first principal of Offinso College of Education who first admitted 30 female students. The college kept churning out only female teachers for nearly two decades. It only went co-educational in 1971 as 70 male students were admitted to join the females.
27. Peki College of Education, Peki
- Year Founded: 12TH of February, 1954
- Address: Peki (South Dayi District, Volta Region, VE1103, Ghana). P. O. Box 14, Peki
- Contact Info: 0362722043
The Volta Zone of Ghana is where Peki College of Education is situated. It is counted among the country’s public teacher training colleges and was founded on February 12, 1954. At inception, the academic institution was named Government Training College, or GOVCO for short.
The first batch of students to join Peki College of Education were all men, totaling 30, and the institution ran as a single-sex college for nearly a decade until 1961 when it took in 25 female students. Mr. A.F. Neale is credited as the college’s first principal, its motto is “NIHIL SINNE LABORE”, and the institution is now an affiliate of the University Ghana.
28. Presbyterian Women’s College of Education, Aburi
- Year Founded: 1928
- Address: Aburi in the Eastern Region, Ghana. P. O. Box 19, Aburi
- Contact Info: 0342822039
Formerly called Aburi Women’s Teacher Training College, Presbyterian Women’s College of Education is an all-female institution of higher learning that adorns the Eastern Region of Ghana. Established in 1928, the college was the brainchild of the Basel Evangelical Missionary Society which saw the need to expand economic opportunities through the training and education of females on the Gold Coast. Though the propagation of the gospel was their main focus, the missionary society made the education of women one of their top priorities.
Under the watch of its first principal, Ms. Elsie McKillican, the tertiary institution admitted two pioneer students and the number kept increasing at subsequent admissions.
29. Presbyterian College of Education, Akropong–Akuapem
- Year Founded: 3rd July 1848
- Address: Akropong in the Akwapim district of the Eastern Region of Ghana. P. O. Box 27, Akropong-Akuapem
- Contact Info: 0342722199
The co-ed teacher training college known as the Presbyterian College of Education, Akropong is situated in Ghana’s Eastern Region. The citadel of learning has run a gamut of previous monikers, including Presbyterian Training College, the Basel Mission Seminary, and the Scottish Mission Teacher Training College.
The Presbyterian College of Education, Akropong has pride of place as Ghana’s foremost institution of higher learning founded as far back as the 3rd of July 1848 by the Basel Mission. At inception, it was known as the Basel Mission Seminary before the name changed to the Scottish Mission Teacher Training College and then to its present moniker.
The tertiary institution is fondly called “Mother of Our Schools” and its initial mission was the training of teacher-catechists who would be qualified to handle the Presbyterian Church when it gets established in the Gold Coast. In age, the Presbyterian College of Education, Akropong only comes second to the Fourah Bay College in Sierra Leone (founded in 1827) in early modern West Africa.
The Presbyterian College of Education, Akropong remained Gold Coast’s only teacher training institution for over five decades before other teacher training colleges started cropping up. It now operates as an affiliate of the University of Education, Winneba
30. Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) College of Education, Asokore
- Year Founded: 26 October 1962
- Address: Asokore (New Juaben Municipal District, Eastern Region, EN182, Ghana). P. O. Box 18, Asokore-Koforidua
- Contact Info: 0342021281
The Eastern / Greater Accra zone can boast of quite a handful of academic institutions, the Adventist College of Education inclusive. It has the status of a public college, established through the collaboration of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and the Ghanaian government.
The Adventist College of Education came into being on the 26th of October 1962 when it admitted a total of 120 students. It is an affiliate of the University of Education, Winneba, and is accessible from the country’s capital Accra at about 84 kilometers.
31. St. Ambrose College of Education
- Year Founded: November 2009
- Address: Dormaa Akwamu (Dormaa East District, Brong Ahafo Region, BE0255, Ghana)
- Contact Info: 0807 724 5432
The teacher training institution known as St. Ambrose College of Education is in the Ashanti / Brong Ahafo zone of Ghana. The college came into existence in November 2009 but its official commissioning occurred in January 2011. It is one of the legacies of the Catholic Diocese of Sunyani managed by the church authorities until its 2016–2017 academic year when the citadel of learning assumed the status of a Public College of Education.
According to the records, the establishment of the college was championed by Nana Kojo Danso-Mensah (the Dormaa Akwamuhene, Barima Oppong Kyeremeh Sikafo) who was a staff of the University of Cape Coast as Deputy Registrar of Administration. Danso-Mensah employed the help of the Sunyani Catholic Archdiocese in pursuing his dream which came to fruition when the college was commissioned in 2011.
32. St. Francis College of Education, Hohoe
- Year Founded: N/A
- Address: Hohoe (Hohoe Municipal District, Volta Region, VC0026, Ghana). P. O. Box 100, Hohoe
- Contact Info: 0362722006
You can access St. Francis College of Education when you visit Volta Zone in Ghana. The Hohoe-based institution of higher learning is named among the country’s public colleges and was established when the German Missionary first visited Ghana. The college was initially sited at Gbi Bla which was then regarded as a part of the old German Territory of Togo. St. Francis College of Education has had what can be best described as a chequered existence since then
After the college was floated it only existed for three years before being shut down and relocated to the present Republic of Togo (Agbedrafo in Togo). The authorities saw the need to reopen it in 1912 but the commencement of World War 1 between 1914 – 1918 made them close it down a second time.
33. St. John Bosco’s College of Education, Navrongo
- Year Founded: January 1946
- Address: Navrongo (Kassena Nankana East District, Upper East Region, UK0114, Ghana). P. O. Box 11, Navrongo
- Contact Info: 0382122617
The Catholic Mission takes the credit for the establishment of St. John Bosco’s College of Education in 1946. After it was inaugurated in the Upper East Region of Ghana, the higher institution received 10 male students who enrolled to study a two-year “post middle Teacher’s Certificate ‘B’ course”. Only seven out of the ten were able to complete the course.
Accredited by the country’s National Accreditation Board, the college was mandated to champion the training of standard teachers who will take up pre-tertiary education. For over six decades, St. John Bosco’s College has displayed excellence and competence in teacher education.
The institution’s specialty is in churning out top-notch teachers in areas such as Agriculture, Pure Sciences, Social, Mathematics, Computing, and Technical and Vocational disciplines
34. St. Joseph’s College of Education, Bechem
- Year Founded: 1948
- Address: Bechem (Tano North District, Brong-Ahafo Region, B30021, Ghana. P. O. Box 15, Bechem
- Contact Info: 0352122332
Prospective teachers in the Ashanti / Brong Ahafo zone of Ghana can conveniently attend St. Joseph’s College of Education – a popular teacher training college based in the area. Rev. Fr. Joseph Moulders is credited with establishing the public college in 1948. Father Joseph was then functioning as Parish Priest of the Bechem-based Catholic parish.
The tertiary institution didn’t attain accreditation status until 2007 when it was accredited by the right authorities. The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has St. Joseph’s College of Education as one of its affiliates.
35. St. Louis College of Education, Kumasi
- Year Founded: September 1960
- Address: Kumasi (Kumasi Metro District, Ashanti Region, AK015, Ghana). P. O. Box 3041, Kumasi
- Contact Info: 0322028081
Also gracing the Ashanti / Brong Ahafo zone is St. Louis College of Education – a public teacher education college that came into existence in September 1960. It was thanks to the Kumasi Catholic Diocese that the institution was established to undertake the training of female teachers. However, the authorities sanctioned the training of men for a period of seven years from 1974 to 1981. Following this, St. Louis College went back to being a single-sex college, training only female teachers, and has maintained the status to date.
Under the watch of its first principal, Sr. Mary Consilli, the teacher training college admitted its first batch of students totaling 35. The citadel of learning is an affiliate of the University of Education, Winneba.
36. St. Monica’s College of Education, Mampong
- Year Founded: 1930
- Address: Mampong in the Ashanti Region. P. O. Box 250, Mampong-
- Contact Info: 0322222205
Situated in the Mampong area of Ghana, St. Monica’s College of Education was founded by three Catholic sisters; Sr. Laila, Sr. Gertrude, and Sr. Dorothy in 1930. Academic activities began in Cape Coast before the college was relocated to Mampong at the behest of the Asantehene.
St Monica started as an educational college exclusively for girls and has maintained the status quo to date. It existed as a teacher training institution till 2007 when it attained tertiary status. The college work hand in hand with the University of Cape Coast as one of its affiliates.
37. St. Teresa’s College of Education, Hohoe
- Year Founded: 1st of November, 1961
- Address: Hohoe (Hohoe Municipal District, Volta Region, VC0002, Ghana). P. O. Box 129, Hohoe
- Contact Info: 0362722043
In the Volta Region of Ghana, St. Teresa’s College of Education is situated in Hohoe Municipal District. The public teacher training college is an all-female institution originally known as WOTRACO (Women’s Training College). The 1st of November 1961 was the day academic activities commenced at the college with the admission of 35 students.
38. Tamale College of Education, Tamale
- Year Founded: 1958
- Address: Tamale (Sagnarigu District, Northern Region, NS046, Ghana). P .O. Box 14, Tamale
- Contact Info: 0372023687
The Northern region of Ghana is home to Tamale College of Education; the teacher education college is government-owned. Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the country’s first president opened the institution of higher learning in 1958 as it enrolled 60 female students. For a period of 19 years, from 1958 to 1977, the academic institution was dedicated to the training of female teachers. It only became mixed in 1977 when male students were given admission.
The number of enrollees into Tamale College of Education greatly increased in recent times. The 2018/2019 academic session saw the college receive 1086 applications for admission. However, infrastructural challenges made them admit only 543 and reject the rest.
39. Tumu College of Education, Tumu
- Year Founded:1 September 1984
- Address: Tumu (Sissala East District, Upper West Region, XS00091, Ghana). P. O. Box 19, Tumu
- Contact Info: 0392020901
The 1st of September 1984 was when Tumu College of Education was established in the Northern Zone zone of Ghana. However, the tertiary institution received its first batch of students on the 3rd of January 1985 under the tutelage of six teaching staff.
The college has come a long way from what it used to be at inception. Between 2013 and 2017, it churned out 1,322 graduates who were awarded Diploma Certificates for the sandwich programs in “Early Childhood/Basic Education Certificates”
40. Wesley College of Education, Kumasi (WESCO)
- Year Founded: 1922
- Address: Kumasi, Ashanti Region in Ghana. P. O. Box 1927, Kumasi
- Contact Info: 0322028541/0322022264
The Kumasi-based, Wesley College of Education was initially for the purpose of training teachers, ministers, and catechists. The Teacher training college came into existence through the activities of the Methodist Church as far back as 1918. After the lease was successfully signed, they renamed the college, and in 1922, they laid the foundation for its Kemp, Aburi site.
By the 3rd of March 1924, the present site was completed and the authorities moved academic activities there. At inception, the institution received 30 students who were trained as teacher-catechists under the watch of three tutors.
41. Wiawso College of Education
- Year Founded: February 13, 1952
- Address: Sefwi-Wiawso District, Western North Region, Ghana. P. O. Box 945, Wiawso
- Contact Info: 0312095131
Popularly known as Legon of the West, the Wiawso College of Education is counted among the teacher training colleges in Ghana. Though it now sits in the Sefwi-Wiawso District in Ghana’s Western North Region, its origin is traceable to Kumasi. When the tertiary institution was launched in 1952, it was called Wiawso Body Corporate Training College.
Wiawso College of Education commenced academic activities on the 13th of February 1952 when 29 students gained admission into the institution. The initial tutorial staff was three in number. Wiawso College has come a long way from what it was at inception, it is currently an affiliate of the University of Education, Winneba
42. Bia Lamplighter College of Education
- Year Founded: circa 2004
- Address: Bia West District, Western Region, Ghana
- Contact Info: +233 20 103 5454
You can locate Bia Lamplighter College of Education in the Central / Western zone of Ghana. It was around 2004 that an MP for Bia West Constituency, Augustine Tawiah established the private college, but the inauguration occurred in March 2019.
The college matriculated 421 students in 2019 and operates as an affiliate of the University of Education, Winneba.
43. Methodist College of Education
- Year Founded: 2012
- Address: Akim Oda of the Eastern Region
- Contact Info: 054 663 5090
Methodist College of Education is among the academic institutions of higher learning in the Eastern Region, precisely in Akim Oda. When it commenced operations in 2012, 173 students were admitted to be taught by six academic staff. The college is affiliated with UEW (the University of Education, Winneba).
How to Apply for Teacher Training College in Ghana
Application into the teacher training colleges in Ghana is usually based on the brochure or prospectus for these colleges. However, prospective enrolls must first go to the official admission portal and follow the ensuing steps.
- Populate the application form with your personal details including a passport photograph.
- You can save your application form by clicking on the “Save and Continue” icon: this enable’s the enrollee to come back and continue editing at his or her convenience.
- When you are satisfied with all the details, submit by clicking the “Submit” icon
- When the confirmation page appears, print it by clicking the “Print Form” icon
- The confirmation page should be kept safe to be used for checking your admission status. It also comes in handy when you want to print your admission letter.
- Navigate to the login in page by clicking the “Close“icon
N/B: Enrollees are expected to prepare two copies of the confirmation page, including their result slip, and other vital docs, and send them to the college of their choice by post.
Fees For Teacher Training Colleges In Ghana
Once a prospective enrollee has decided on the particular college of education to join, the onus is on the person to get the details of payment from the institution. This piece of information is quite crucial as the enrolled will be in a better position to compare and make informed decisions based on affordability, and quality must never be compromised when it comes to education.
However, the fees payable at all the teacher training colleges in Ghana are highly dependent on level. Below is a breakdown of the basic fees;
- The admission fee for 100 level is GHC1,500, SRC is GHC200, hall dues GHC100, and UCC exams fees GHC360 (the last two are payable per semester
- Students on the 200 level are expected to pay GHC1,164 which includes fees like SRC – GHC100, exams fee – GHC360, and hall dues – GHC100
- At the 300 level, nursing students pay the sum of GHC788, including exams fee – GHC270, hall project – GHC50, and SRC of GHC100.
The aforementioned fees are not cast on stone as there are likely to be slight variations depending on an enrolee’s choice of college. However, whatever a student is charged will fall within these ranges.
Is D7 Accepted In Teacher Training College?
D7 is not an acceptable grade in colleges of education, thus, students who scored D7 and below will have to go for a resit.
Is E8 Accepted in Teacher Training College?
Teacher training colleges in Ghana are unable to accept both D7 and E8 grades because of lack of space. Otherwise, these are pass marks that should have been accepted.