The 2023/2024 CoE admission forms or sale of Colleges of Education admission process will end on Monday, October 31, 2023, the management of the National Conference of Principals of Colleges of Education (PRINCOF) has said.
The admission deadline comes after PRINCOF announced the release of the 2023/2024 academic year admission form for WASSCE graduates seeking to pursue four years Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) degree programme in Colleges.
“The 2023/2024 Colleges of Education admission forms are out for suitably qualified candidates seeking to pursue a new four-year Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) degree programme in Colleges of Education,” PRINCOF stated.
Sold for GHC170.000 in the 2021/2022 academic year, AcademicWeek.com has been reliably informed by a source close to PRINCOF that the cost of the 2023/2024 public Colleges of Education admission form is GHC230.00.
The public Colleges of Education (CoE) 2023 admission forms will be available for sale this academic year at various branches of the Consolidated Bank Ghana. The admission form can be accessed by dialling the shortcode *924*8#.
To qualify for teacher training admission, the National Conference say applicants must have A1-C6 in three core subjects thus; English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science and three credit passes in elective subjects.
According to the National Conference of Principals of the Colleges, interested applicants with SSCE certificates who had obtained A-D in three core subjects can also apply to be considered for the 2023/2024 teacher training admission.
Meanwhile, the management of the National Teaching Council (NTC) has said applicants seeking to pursue various teacher education programmes will sit a College of Education examination before being given admission to study.
The entrance examination dubbed Ghana Basic Education Skills Examination Test (GBEST) and slated for August this year the Registrar of the Council, Dr Christian Addai Poku has said will access students in numeracy and literacy.
“The GBEST will, thus, be used as the entry assessment for the trainee teachers and after completion, the students will be made to write a level and subject-based licensure examination to be qualified as professional teachers,” he stated.
Dr Addai told stakeholders the new entrance exams form part of reforms being proposed by his outfit to harmonise teacher education admissions in the country and also improve teacher education as part of the educational reforms.
Earlier slated to be administered in August 2022, a staff of the National Teaching Council (NTC) has told AcademicWeek his outfit at the appropriate time will communicate a new date for the conduct of the College entrance examination.