The Offinso College of Education is one of the 46 Colleges of Education in the country.
In pursuance of its educational practices in the 1950s, the Gold Coast District of the Methodist Church established the Offinso College of Education – a two-year Teacher Training College for women.
The College was established on 3 February 1955 with Miss M. Turnbull, serving as the first Principal. The college started with 30 female students for the two year Teachers’ Certificate “B” and had as tutors, the Principal, Miss Dorothy M. Turnbull, Miss Rose Asiedu Awuah (Mrs. Rose Coker) and Miss Victoria Homiah. Mr. S. K. Arku was Clerk/Bursar.
A two-storey building was provided by Opanin Kwadwo Krah. This building, for eleven year, provided the college with dormitories, staff accommodation, dining hall, Library and offices.
From the 1962/63 academic year, the two-year Certificate ‘B’ course was upgraded to four-year Certificate ‘A’ course. The college, in January 1966, moved to its permanent site. By 1971, student enrolment had increased from 60 to 300. In September 1971, the college was turned into a mixed institution with the enrolment of 70 first year male students.
Seventy three male students from Aduman Training College were transferred to the college. In October 1972, Mr. Amofa Kwasi became the first male principal of the college. In 1974, the Post Secondary two-year Certificate ‘A’ course was introduced in the college. This course was replaced with the three-year Post Secondary course.
It started a three-year Diploma in Basic Education programme in 2004. The college has been upgraded to the tertiary level of education since September 2007. The National Accreditation Board (Ghana) has presented a certificate to that effect.
Although a Methodist affiliated institution, the Chaplaincy has given places of worship to students of all other denominations to promote religious freedom among staff and students.
Offinso College of Education Courses
Courses offered at the Offinso 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 Offinso College of Education. You may use the link above to access the page.
Offinso 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 Offinso College of Education you can access the admission requirements by using the highlighted link.
Offinso 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 Offinso 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.
Offinso College of Education Admission List
The admission list of Offinso 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 Offinso College of Education.
Offinso College of Education Fees Schedule
The fees schedule of the Offinso 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 Offinso 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.
Offinso 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 Offinso College of Education via the highlighted link.
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