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

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Bagabaga College of Education has received an Institutional accreditation from Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) to run the following programmes
Bagabaga College of Education has received an Institutional accreditation from Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) to run the following programmes
Brief Background

Bagabaga College of Education is a teacher education college in Tamale.

The college was set up in January 1944 with 17 male students to train professional teachers to teach in basic schools.

It is affiliated with the University of Education, Winneba.

SEE ALSO: Colleges of Education Affiliated to University Of Education, Winneba (UEW)

BATCO has offered the following Programmes over the years:

  • 1944- 2—year Certificate “B” teacher training course; shortly started the 2 year Certificate ‘A’ post “B” course.
  • 1961 one-year Rural Agricultural Science course and later upgraded to a two-year Agriculture Science specialist course.
  • 1967 2-year post secondary teacher training college course.
  • 1972/73 started 3-year post secondary teacher training course
  • 1972/73, a two-year specialist course in General Science and Mathematics was started in addition to the already existing Agricultural Science course.
  • 1983/84 mounted a post-middle modular programme 1987/88 Certificate ‘A’ post-modular teacher programme was introduced (it was short-lived)
  • 2004/2005 Diploma in Basic Education programme (Regular & Distance) and Certificate ‘A’ 4-year (Distance) course

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Current Programmes

Currently, It is one of the 46 public colleges of education in Ghana.

Bagabaga College of Education has received an Institutional accreditation from Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) to run the following programmes;

  1. 4-year Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood programme (regular).
  2. 4-year Bachelor of Education in Primary Education programme (regular).
  3. 4-year Bachelor of Education in Junior High School Programme (regular).
    a. Technical education
    b. French and English language
    c. English language and Dagbani
    d. English language and Gonja
    e. Social Studies & RME
    f. Social & History
    g. Maths and ICT
    h. Science and MATHS
  4. I. Visual Arts

SEE ALSO: List of Public Colleges of Education In Ghana and Their Locations

BATCO’s mission is to train academically sound, competent and disciplined professional teachers to teach in Ghanaian basic schools.

The college also has the vision to become the best Teacher Education institution in the Northern sector, and one of the best in the West African sub-region.

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However, D7 is not an acceptable grade for getting admission into Bagabaga College of Education.

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.

SEE ALSO: Criteria for Admitting College of Education Applicants | CHECK HERE|

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

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