The Berekum College of Education is one of the 46 Colleges of Education in the country.
Berekum College of Education is located in the south-eastern part of Berekum, on the Berekum-Sunyani Road.
The college was established in February, 1953 as a Government institution with the motto PER ARDUA AD ASTRA (Through the Sky to the Star).
Nana Yiadom Boakye Owusu II, the then Omanhene of Berekum traditional area, released 42 hectares (103.491 acres) of land and laid the foundation stone for the establishment of the college.
In February 1953, sixty male students were enrolled. Mr. T.T. Buchanan was the College’s first principal. Mr. Alex Godwin Kwakye was the first college prefect.
Three dormitories were built and named after the first three principals – Buchanan House, Nicholas House, and Stewart House. Mr. I.E. Hayfron was the first Ghanaian principal of the college.
The college took off with a 2-year certificate ‘B’ program till 1961 when a 4-year Certificate ‘A’ program was introduced.
The last batch of the 2-year Certificate ‘B’ students left in 1963. In 1964, a 2-year Specialist program in Mathematics was also introduced. The program was transferred to Winneba in 1966.
The college became a co-educational institution when women were admitted in 1965. In 1968, a 2-Year Post-Secondary Certificate ‘A’ course was introduced to run alongside the 4-Year Certificate ‘A’ course which phased out in 1971.
Berekum Girls Secondary school was established in 1972, and attached to the college, which became a female institution.
Men were re-admitted into the college in 1974 which rendered the Girls Secondary School removed in 1975. In that year, a 3-Year Post-Secondary program was introduced to run alongside the 4 Year Post Middle program that was re-introduced in 1975.
Berekum College of Education Courses
Courses offered at the Berekum College of Education are the approved programs to be run by the colleges in Ghana. These are programs accredited by the National Accreditation Board and supervised by the Ministry of Education.
We have a dedicated page about all the courses offered by the Berekum College of Education. You may use the link above to access the page.
Berekum College of Education Admission Requirements
Admission Requirements are the minimum criteria the school use when accepting a student into the college.
Since the colleges of education in Ghana are under the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Education in consultation with other stakeholders like the Ghana Education Service set the admission requirements for all colleges of education in Ghana.
We have a dedicated page for the admission requirements for students who want to attend the Berekum College of Education, you can access the admission requirements by using the highlighted link.
Berekum College of Education Admission Forms
Admission Form means the form provided by the school for parents/guidance to complete when accepting a place at the school. The admission forms for Berekum College of Education can be accessed by visiting our dedicated page.
The page also has other vital information like the price for the various forms on sale, the year of programs available for admission, and a bit of the admission requirements for program-specifics.
Berekum College of Education Admission List
The admission list of Berekum College of Education is the list of students who have successfully been offered a place to study in the college. Students who want to apply to this college use the common platform used to apply to all the teacher training colleges in Ghana.
Successful students who met the admission requirements and the cut-off point of the college are admitted.
The list of successful applicants is published on the school’s website and notice boards. Most often, applicants are sent text messages confirming their acceptance into the institution.
The admission list may be accessed by using our dedicated page for the admission list of Berekum College of Education.
Berekum College of Education Fees Schedule
The fees schedule of the Berekum College of Education is the approved academic fees and other related charges by the Ministry of Education.
Fees and most charges are determined by the Ministry of Education and Ghana Education Service.
However, you may have noticed that some colleges’ fees may be a bit higher compared to other colleges. This is because there are some extra charges the colleges of education are permitted to add to the approved fees.
You may visit our page for the fees schedule to determine the exact fees schedule of the Berekum College of Education.
Applicants are advised to check the figures well to determine what they need to pay for and vice versa. All fees must be paid into the designated fees collection account of the college.
Berekum College of Education Cut Off Points
The Cut-Off Point for Teacher Training Colleges in Ghana is aggregate 30. Applicants are to have credit passes (A1-C6) in three core subjects, including Core mathematics and English. Credit passes in two elective subjects (A1-C6) would also be considered in calculating the cut-off points.
So, in effect, three core subjects and two elective subjects would be used to calculate Cut off points for various Colleges of Education, which is aggregate 30.
NB: Cut Off Points of various colleges of education are revised on yearly basis. To stay up-to-date, you may visit our dedicated page for the Cut Off Point for BerekumCollege of Education via the highlighted link.
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