The St. Louis College of Education is one of the 46 Colleges of Education in the country.
St. Louis College of Education is a teacher education college in Kumasi (Kumasi Metro District, Ashanti Region, Ghana). The college is located in Ashanti / Brong Ahafo zone.
It is one of the about 46 public colleges of education in Ghana. The college participated in the DFID-funded T-TEL programme.
It was founded in September 1960 by the Kumasi Catholic Diocese and is affiliated to the University of Education, Winneba. It has always trained women but trained men for a brief period between 1974 and 1981.
In September 1960, the Catholic Diocese of Kumasi established St. Louis College of Education. The first principal was Sr. Mary Consilli. She was assisted by Sr. Mary Vibiana and three other members of staff.
The pioneer students were thirty-five with Miss Grace Owusu as the College prefect. Nana Otumfuo Osei Agyeman Prempeh II donated a vast expanse of land for the establishment of the college, but unfortunately the land has been encroached upon, making it impossible for the expansion of infrastructural facilities.
The teething problem that faced the college in its early days was funding. In view of that, it was ran with funds from the salaries of the Principal and her [Vice, as well as support from the Catholic Diocese of Kumasi, funding agencies abroad and other local well-wishers.
Since its establishment, the college has gone through the following programs: 4-year Post Middle Certificate ‘A’, 2-year Post Secondary Certificate ‘A’, 3-year Post Secondary Certificate ‘A’, and it is now running 3-year Diploma in Basic Education. It has been accredited as a tertiary institution since September, 2007.
The College has always trained women except for a short period from 1974/75 to 1980/81 academic years when it trained men as well.
In the 1997/98 academic year, the College became the first women’s teacher training college in Ghana to run a Science course sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation through Female education in Mathematics and Science Association which was introduced in the 2004/05 academic year.
The College has total staff strength of 112, made up of 59 teaching staff and 53 non-teaching staff.
The total regular students population for 2007/08 academic year stands at 906. The college runs Diploma in basic Education programme for 640 untrained teachers and 1,614 Certificate ‘A’ teachers on sandwich basis.
The academic performance of students of the college has been encouraging over the years. The college came first in the Quiz Competition organized among the ten training colleges of Ashanti-Brong/Ahafo (ASHBA Zone).
Again, it took the first position in the National Spelling ‘Bee’ Competition organized by the University of Cape Coast at the zonal level, and became the first Runner-up at the national level.
In sports, St. Louis Training College has an enviable record at the ASHBA zonal level, and has contributed largely to the women’s contingent for the zone at the National Teacher Training College Games.
St. Louis College of Education Courses
Courses offered at the St. Louis 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. Louis College of Education. You may use the link above to access the page.
St. Louis 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. Louis College of Education you can access the admission requirements by using the highlighted link.
St. Louis 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. Louis 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. Louis College of Education Admission List
The admission list of St. Louis 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. Louis College of Education.
St. Louis College of Education Fees Schedule
The fees schedule of the St. Louis 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. Louis 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. Louis 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. Louis College of Education via the highlighted link.
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