About Ofinso College of Education
In pursuance of its practices in the 1950s, the Gold Coast District of the Methodist Church established the Offinso Training College for women. The College was opened on the 3rd of February, 1955 with Miss M. Turnbull as the first principal.
The college started with 30 female students for the two-year Teacher’s 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 the Clerk/Bursar.
A two-storey building was provided by Opanin Kwadwo Krah. This building, which provided dormitories, staff accommodation, dining hall, library and offices continued to house the College for eleven years.
From the 1962/63 academic year, the two-year Certificate “B” programme was upgraded to four-year Certificate ‘A’ programme. The college moved to its present site in January, 1966. 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 two-year post-secondary Certificate ‘A’ programme was introduced in the College. This programme was replaced with three-year post-secondary programme. It started a three-year Diploma in Basic Education since September, 2007. The National Accreditation Board has presented a certificate to that effect.
Although a Methodist oriented institution, the chaplaincy hasgiven places of worship to students of all other denominations. This is to promote religious freedom among staff and students.
Offinso Training College has chalked great successes in female education in particular, and teacher education in general. It has for — several years collected the soccer trophy in Ashanti/Brong Ahafo Games.
Offinso College of Education was given accreditation as a tertiary College of Education by the National Accreditation Board(NBA) of the Ministry of Education and runs the following programmes;
3-year Diploma in Basic Education for regular students (we offer only general programme currently)
4-year Diploma in Basic Education (distance programme for untrained teachers)
4-year Certificate ‘A’ (distance programme for untrained teachers)
The vision of the College is that it shall create excellent teaching and learning environment and oppurtunities for training quality basic teachers with emphasis on knowledge, skills and values for quality education, recognizing that education is the key to human resources development of Ghana.
The Mission of Offinso College of Education is to provide quality teacher with excellent professsional and relevant teacher and training., that would produce competent, dedicated, God-fearing and committed teachers who will perform creditably by international standards.
Ofinso College of Education Admissions
Application Forms are ready for sale in February to MAY each year at the College and other Colleges of Education.
Applicants Applicants will first make a payment in the name of COLLEGES OF EDUCATION – GHANA through SMARTPAY INTO THE COLLEGES OF EDUCATION-GHANA account NUMBER at any branch of the GHANA COMMERCIAL BANK where they will be issued a unique PIN (PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER) with a serial number.
With this PIN, applicants will then visit: the admission website and follow specific guidelines to fill in the online application form.
Applicants are to note that application forms that are not properly completed will not be processed.
NOTE: On completing the application form online, an applicant will need to print a copy which should be mailed to The Principal of the College chosen with one passport photograph and a copy of the applicantâ€™s result slip(s).
Applicants will be notified of the receipt of their applications by SMS.For the admission proper, applicants will receive notifications by SMS and those who do not receive any such notifications should understand it to mean that they have not been selected for admission.
APPLICATION DEADLINE:The deadline for submission of applications online is 30TH MAY
Ofinso College of Education Admission Requirements
The MINIMUM requirement for admission to the Three-year Basic Education Programme in a College of Education for WASSCE or SSSCE applicants is CREDIT PASSES IN FIVE (5) SUBJECTS MADE UP OF THREE CORE AND TWO ELECTIVE SUBJECTS THREE OF THE FIVE SUBJECTS MUST BE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, MATHEMATICS, INTEGRATED SCIENCE OR SOCIAL STUDIES.
For purposes of admission, a credit pass in: (a) WASSCE MEANS GRADES A1- C6 (b) SSCE MEANS GRADES A-D
2. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR VARIOUS PROGRAMME OPTIONS The specific requirements for admission to the various Programme options are as follows:
WASSCE/SSCE CREDIT PASSES IN FIVE SUBJECTS COMPRISING ENGLISH LANGUAGE, CORE MATHEMATICS, INTEGRATED SCIENCE OR SOCIAL STUDIES AND TWO ELECTIVE SUBJECTS.
WASSCE/SSCE CREDIT PASSES IN FIVE SUBJECTS COMPRISING ENGLISH LANGUAGE, CORE MATHEMATICS, INTEGRATED SCIENCE AND TWO ELECTIVE SUBJECTS IN THE AREA OF MATHEMATICS AND OR SCIENCE
WASSCE/SSCE CREDIT PASSES IN FIVE SUBJECTS COMPRISING ENGLISH LANGUAGE, CORE MATHEMATICS, INTEGRATED SCIENCE OR SOCIAL STUDIES AND TWO ELECTIVE SUBJECTS INCLUDING FRENCH.
WASSCW/SSCE PASSES IN FIVE SUBJECTS COMPRISING ENGLISH LANGUAGE, CORE MATHEMATICS, INTEGRATED SCIENCE OR SOCIAL STUDIES AND TWO RELEVANT ELECTIVE SUBJECTS.
Prospective applicants should wait to get all their results before applying because only results provided at the time of submitting applications will be used in selecting students.
Completing the application form online is the first step in the selection process. Applicants are therefore entreated to read through the admission documents carefully before completing their application.
Ofinso College of Education Contact Address
P. O. Box 7, Offinso-Ashanti
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