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B.Ed Programmes Available at OLA College of Education & Admission Requirements

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Brief Background

Our Lady of Apostles (OLA) College of Education, formerly known as OLA Training College, is the premiere women’s college in Ghana and the whole of Sub-Saharan Africa.

The College was established by the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles (a Catholic Missionary Order) in 1924.

OLA is one of the 46 public colleges of education in Ghana, and it is located in Cape Coast. OLA is affiliated to the University of Cape Coast, UCC.

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To meet various teacher needs of the country, the college has run various pre-service teacher training programs at different times.

From 1926 to 1960 the College operated as a two-year certificate ‘B’ College.

In 1960 a 4-year certificate ‘A’ teachers’ program was started. A parallel two-year post ‘B’ program was run alongside to upgrade certificate ‘B’ teachers to Certificate ‘A’

Between 1968 and 1973 the College was charged to run a specialist home economics course to train teachers for the country’s experimental junior secondary schools which were about to start.

In 1975 the college embraced a new educational reform and introduced the three-year post-secondary teachers’ program which became the focal point for the training of teachers for almost thirty years.

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In September 2002, a new Teacher Education Policy dubbed IN-IN-OUT was born, which followed a reform of upgrading teacher training colleges into diploma awarding institutions introduced in October 2004.

OLA College of Education received Institutional accreditation from the National Accreditation Board to run the following four programs;

  • 3-year Diploma in Basic Education general program (regular).
  • 3-year Diploma in Basic Education, Science, and Mathematics program (regular)
  • 4-year Diploma in Basic Education by distance education (for non-professional teachers)
  • 2-year Sandwich Diploma in Basic Education (for Cert. ‘A’ teachers)
Current Programmes

Currently, OLA College of Education has received an Institutional accreditation from Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) to run the following programs;

  1. 4-year Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood program (regular).
  2. 4-year Bachelor of Education in Primary Education program (regular).
  3. 4-year Bachelor of Education in Junior High School Programme (regular), with specialisms in;
    a. Home Economics
    b. Mathematics and science
    c. Mathematics and ICT
    d. Social Studies and Music
    e. Social Studies and RME
    f. English and Music
    g. English and RME
    h. English and Social Studies
    I. English and Languages
    j. Visual Arts

The College has established itself remarkably in the fields of academia, community service, and sports

However, D7 is not an acceptable grade for getting admission into OLA college of Education.

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Your only guarantee for admission is to PASS in your WASSCE with a good grade(A1-C6)

Admission Requirements

The general requirement for admission to the 4-Year Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) Programme is as follows:

WASSCE Holders:

CREDIT PASSES (A1-C6) in six (6) subjects comprising Three (3) Core subjects, including English Language, and Core Mathematics, and Three (3) Elective subjects relevant to the course of

SSSCE Holders:

CREDIT PASSES (A-D) in six (6) subjects comprising Three(3) Core subjects, including English Language, and Core Mathematics, and Three (3) Elective subjects relevant to the course of study.

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Candidates who are yet to write either the WASSCE or NABPTEX examinations this year can also apply as awaiting results

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