The Wiawso College of Education is one of the 46 Colleges of Education in the country.
Wiawso College of Education (popularly called Legon of the West) traces its origin to Kumasi. The college was formally opened in 1952 under the name Wiawso Body Corporate Training College.
The college pioneered with three tutorial staff and twenty nine students on February 13, 1952. Mr. J.T.N. Yankah who was the acting Principal, Mr. B. A. Quarcoo, senior house master, Mr. E. O. Nortey, tutor and Mr. R. S. A. Kwarteng as the college clerk.
Otumfoo Sir Agyemang Prempeh II, the Asantehene, in the company of an interim board of the college paid a visit to the college on February 16, 1952 to add his royal blessings to the birth of WATICO.
The Rt. Rev. John S.S. Dally, the then Anglican Bishop of Accra made available to the college the premises of the erstwhile St. Augustine’s College for use by the college.
The Anglican Day Training College in Accra was moved to Kumasi to be incorporated into Wiawso Training College. The college was renamed Wiawso Anglican Training College (WATICO). On 29 October 1964 the college was moved to Sefwi Wiawso (municipal district) in the Western Region.
Female students were first admitted in 1974. The College started with a two–year Teacher’s Certificate “B” course. In 1963 the course was extended to four years for the award of Teacher’s Certificate “A”. The College later offered three year post- secondary certificate “A”.
It was accredited as a tertiary institution in October 2007, and it is among fifteen quasi-specialist Colleges that offer Science, Mathematics and Technical Education for the award of Diploma in Basic education.
The college has a total population of 687 students made up of 191 females and 507 males. The staff consists of 34’ teachers ably supported by 45 non-teaching staff.
In 2014, the school campus hosted the National Farmer’s Day celebrations. Students threatened to disrupt the ceremonies to protest delays in funding, which they said were caused by corruption.
Wiawso College of Education Courses
Courses offered at the Wiawso 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 Wiawso College of Education. You may use the link above to access the page.
Wiawso 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 Wiawso College of Education you can access the admission requirements by using the highlighted link.
Wiawso 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 Wiawso 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.
Wiawso College of Education Admission List
The admission list of Wiawso 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 Wiawso College of Education.
Wiawso College of Education Fees Schedule
The fees schedule of the Wiawso 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 Wiawso 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.
Wiawso 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 Wiawso College of Education via the highlighted link.
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