Things You Should know About Training Colleges Before Applying

Things you should know about training colleges before applying: Training college, now the University of Education has played a significant role in trading teachers for basic schools in Ghana.

10 things you should know about training colleges before applying

However, 70% of students in training colleges in Ghana wish they were not there or regret choosing to be part of the training colleges in Ghana.

This is due to the lack of information about training colleges as institutions in Ghana.

In this post, we bring you 10 things you should know about training colleges( universities of education) before applying.

Take enough time to reflect upon the points below before applying to a training college or accepting an admission offer from any training college.

Attending training colleges does not make you a teacher forever.

More often, naive SHS graduates believe attending training colleges will permanently make them a teacher. A big NO, undergoing training to become a teacher makes you a teacher initially and also serves as a stepping stone for other career opportunities.

With a certificate from a training college, one could apply as a mature student to other institutions and get admitted to level 200 for the different applicable courses. With that offering degree, you still have a chance to use your certificate to apply for other degree programs as a mature student.

You will be required to wear uniforms

Yes! Even with the introduction of degrees to training colleges, all students will be required to be in an approved uniform. Depending on your institution, you will have an attire to wear.

Public universities in Ghana do not wear a uniform, but for various good reasons, the Governing body of universities of education deems it necessary for all students to wear uniforms. Several protests have been made previously but yielded no results! With the introduction of degrees in training colleges, wearing uniforms in training colleges will soon be a thing of the past.

You will be feed

Do you remember the SHS boarding house system? Going to the hall 3 times daily? You will go through the same routine in training college. Just look for a big cup and bowl to match!

However, due to the mature nature of students in training college the food served is of high quality compared to SHS. Before applying, tune your brain and forget about mommy’s juicy food!

You will be accommodated in a boarding house

Unlike other universities and tertiary institutions, training colleges provide boarding facilities for both male and female students. If you love personal privacy, training colleges might not be a conducive place for you! Prepare your brain to bath without, share, washroom facilities with others, etc. Currently, training colleges or universities of education in Ghana don’t offer hostel facilities.

Payment of examination fees  per semester to UCC

Newly admitted students in Training colleges are surprised at the amount they pay for examination fees per semester.

 Every semester, you will be required to pay an amount as an examination fee to ucc, university of cape coast is the institution that conducts examinations for students in training colleges in Ghana. Currently, continuing students are required to pay ¢400 as examination fees per semester. This may change at the time of admission for the 2020/2021 academic year! 

Payment of yearly school fees

The fee payment system in training colleges in Ghana is annual. Just like any other public university, students in training colleges are required to pay yearly school fees.

School fees are the same for all training colleges across the country but due to internal arrangements in each college, variations may be seen.

You would  pay feeding Fees

Feeding in training colleges is not free! Though you won’t pay with your physical cash. The Nana Akufo Addo lead Government of Ghana has taken up the responsibility of paying all feeding fees for training colleges or university college of education students. 

You would be paid monthly allowance whiles in School.

 The Nana Akuffo Addo lead Government of Ghana pays a monthly allowance to train college students during active academic months. Currently, students are paid 8 months monthly allowance per year and 4 months per semester

This was one of the campaign policies that won them power during the 2016 polls in Ghana. so far the policy has played a significant role.

In all ¢400 is the monthly allowance of which %50 is used as a feeding fee for each student.

This gives each student in training college in Ghana ¢200 per month.


You would be required to do manual works

Since you are in a boarding house, your environment will definitely go messy, students are required to do regular cleaning of their environment.

With the introduction of degrees, this has reduced a little but trust me you won’t pass through training colleges in Ghana without knowing how to weed, scrub and sweep.

You would be subjected to regular field experience teaching practices.

Formerly, training college students spend 2years on campus and the last year in a nearby school for teaching practice as a mentee. After the introduction of the degree, students are taken through regular teaching practice throughout the entire four years of study.

Students are conveyed to nearby towns to observe and practice teaching.

How many colleges of education are in Ghana?

46 Colleges

There are about 44 Colleges of Education in Ghana spread across the 10 Regions in Ghana.

Is the College of Education forms out?

We can authoritatively confirm that the admission forms for the forty-six (46) colleges of education for the 2023/2024 academic year are out and are available for sale at Consolidated Bank Ghana Limited from 24th April 2023 to 31st October 2023. You can however make payments on mobile money.

What is the education system like in Ghana?

At present, the system is divided into six years of elementary education and three years of junior secondary education (jointly referred to as basic education), followed by three of senior secondary education and standard four-year university programs (6+3+3+4).

Is d7 accepted in the College of Education 2023?

Does the College of Education accept d7? Students with a grade D7 won’t be accepted into colleges of education.

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  1. Justice says

    Is d7 in elective subject accepted in colleges of education.

    1. Tertiary24 says

      Yes, it will be accepted in this academic year.

  2. Atiegah Emmanuel says

    Please I tried applying for training college with a NABPTEX results but it’s not verifying can u please help me out

  3. Millicent Acquaye says

    Is it true that a b.ed primary education teacher will remain in the primary school even after acquiring his or her masters?

  4. Nana Yaw says

    Please when will the training colleges will start their in this year

  5. Nana Yaw says

    Please when will the training colleges start their interview this year

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