The St. Joseph College of Education is one of the 46 Colleges of Education in the country.
St. Joseph’s College of Education was founded in 1948 by Rev. Fr. Joseph Moulders, the then Parish Priest of the Catholic Church at Bechem. In 1947, Nana Fosu Gyeabour Akoto I, Bechemanhene, and his elders donated the land on which the college was built on. It was the first training college to be established in the Brong-Ahafo Region.
The mission of the College is to build a Catholic Teacher Training Institution of excellence that offers holistic education for the integral development of staff and students in preparing disciplined, dedicated, competent, resourceful, creative, and patriotic teachers for Basic Schools in Ghana after the example of St. Joseph who was obedient, hard-working and chaste in line with the motto of the college ‘OBI DAN BI’ (which stands for interdependence for the common good).
The programmes offered at St. Joseph’s College of Education: two-year Certificate ‘B’, four-year Certificate ‘A’, Mathematics and Science Specialist, two-year Post-Secondary (Commercial/Vocational Skills) and General, four-year Post-Middle Certificate ‘A’, Modular, three-year Post-Secondary Certificate ‘A’, Diploma in Basic Education, Sandwich for Untrained teachers, and Certificate ‘A’ teachers for the award of Diploma in Basic Education.
The college enrolled only men until 1974 when women were admitted and became a mixed institution.
St. Joseph’s College of education was granted accreditation by the National Accreditation Board (Ghana) with effect from 1 September 2007. The certificate of accreditation was presented by H.E. President John Kufuor. The college celebrated it Diamond jubilee with highlights from some of its achievements.
Among the achievements is the production of high caliber professionals in the education enterprise, private and public sectors of the national economy, well maintained and expanded infrastructural facilities including Resource Centre, Science Block, Library, and e-Learning Centre.
The College has distinguished herself in athletics and sports in the Ashanti/Brong Ahafo Training College Games.
Tutors of the College have won the Best Teacher Award at District, Regional and National levels. The first ever National Best Teacher Award (2007) in Information and communications technology (ICT) was won by Mr. Matthew Adjei of the college.
Prior to the development of the college, there has been contributions from the Board of Governors, Staff and Students, Most Rev. Peter Atuahene, Patron of the College, The Government, Nana Bechemanhene, GET FUND, TED, IFESH, MP and DCE Tano South, Old Joscodians, GTZ, GFW, JICA etc.
St. Joseph College of Education Courses
Courses offered at the St. Joseph 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 St. Joseph College of Education. You may use the link above to access the page.
St. Joseph 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 St. Joseph College of Education you can access the admission requirements by using the highlighted link.
St. Joseph 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 St. Joseph 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.
St. Joseph College of Education Admission List
The admission list of St. Joseph 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 St. Joseph College of Education.
St. Joseph College of Education Fees Schedule
The fees schedule of the St. Joseph 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 St. Joseph 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.
St. Joseph 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 St. Joseph College of Education via the highlighted link.
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