About Wiawso College of Education

Wiawso College of Education is one of the best colleges of education located at Sefwi Wiaso ,Western Region of Ghana.

VISION

TO PRODUCE SAFE TEACHERS FOR THE NATION”

Safe teachers who are academically and morally balanced and do not pose a threat to human society.

MISSION STATEMENT

“EQUIPPING TEACHER TRAINEES TO BE KNOWLEDGEABLE AND SELF-MOTIVATED”

To train and equip trainees to be effective professionals.
To provide enabling environment for exchange of academic and professional ideas.
To foster cooperation among all stakeholders in education delivery at the basic level.
To reach out to schools in our catchment area to facilitate capacity building by providing opportunity for in-service training and quality education.

HISTORY

Wiawso college of Education traces its origin to Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, where it was known as Wiawso Body Corporate Training College. The college was formally opened with 29 pioneer male students and 3 tutors on February 13, 1952, the tutors were Mr. J. T. N. Yankah, the acting Principal, and Mr. B. A Quarcoo, the Senior Housemaster, Mr. E. O. Nortey, a tutor and Mr. R.S.A Kwarteng, the College Clerk.

In September 1964, the then Minister of Education directed that the college, then known as Wiawso Anglican Training College, be moved to its completed permanent buildings at Sefwi Wiawso. The re-housed Wiawso Training College, according to the minister, was to continue to be under the management of the Anglican Church; however a new board of Governors was to be constituted with membership based at Wiawso. The first batch of thirty-two (32) female students, were admitted in September 1974.

Since its establishment, the College has maintained its original purpose of providing initial teacher training courses for its students. Beginning from 2004/2005 academic year, the College has offered a three-year Diploma in Basic Education programme with emphasis on Science, Mathematics and Technical Education. Wiawso College of Education is a mixed boarding institution firmly rooted in its motto: CORDI MANUI ET CAPITI, a Latin phrase which means “with heart, hands, and head”

The fundamental aim of the college, therefore, has always been the production of intelligent and dynamic teachers with high moral fibre. The college does not only train teachers to go and teach, but it also encourages teachers to accept postings into rural and deprived areas. This is currently done through the eight months out programme that offers student teachers the opportunity to experience rural living situations.The College runs Sandwich programme in Diploma for untrained teachers (UTDBE) who are currently teaching in the basic schools

Wiawso 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 applicant’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

Wiawso College of Education Admission Requirements

Entry 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:

GENERAL
WASSCE/SSCE CREDIT PASSES IN FIVE SUBJECTS COMPRISING ENGLISH LANGUAGE, CORE MATHEMATICS, INTEGRATED SCIENCE OR SOCIAL STUDIES AND TWO ELECTIVE SUBJECTS.

MATHEMATICS/SCIENCE
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

FRENCH
WASSCE/SSCE CREDIT PASSES IN FIVE SUBJECTS COMPRISING ENGLISH LANGUAGE, CORE MATHEMATICS, INTEGRATED SCIENCE OR SOCIAL STUDIES AND TWO ELECTIVE SUBJECTS INCLUDING FRENCH.

TECHNICAL
WASSCW/SSCE PASSES IN FIVE SUBJECTS COMPRISING ENGLISH LANGUAGE, CORE MATHEMATICS, INTEGRATED SCIENCE OR SOCIAL STUDIES AND TWO RELEVANT ELECTIVE SUBJECTS.

NOTE

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.

Wiawso College of Education Contact Address

The Principal

Wiawso College of Education

Post Office Box 94

Sefwi Wiawso

Telephone: 031-95131

Email: waticoedu@yahoo.com

Email: info@watico.edu.gh

Website: www.watico.edu.gh


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