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Profile of Fosu College of Education

Profile of Fosu College of Education

Foso College of Education is a preferred institution among the committee of Colleges for the training of teachers, mainly for basic schools in Ghana. It was incorporated as a co-educational teacher training college by the first republican administration of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah on the 15th of November, 1965 under the headship of Mr. R. R. Essah.

In its forty-seven years of existence, FOSCO (as the College is affectionately called by its numerous patrons and stakeholders) has had the dispensation and concession to pilot every major pre-tertiary and now quasi-tertiary teacher training programmes in Ghana. Some of them are the following:

2-Year Post-Middle Cert. ‘B’
2-Year Post-‘B’ Cert. ‘A’
4-Year Post-Middle Cert. ‘A’
2-Year Post-Sec Cert. ‘A’
2-Year Post-‘A’ Specialist Programme in Agric. Sci.
3-Year Post-Sec Specialist Programme in Math., Science and Agric. Sci
2-Year Modular Programme for Untrained teachers
2-Year Post-Modular Cert. ‘A’
3-Year Post-Sec Cert. ‘A’
3-Year Diploma in Basic Education
4-Year Untrained Teachers Diploma in Basic Education
The college has been headed by the following since its establishment

Mr. R. R. Essah 1965 – 1975
Mr. E. A. Graham 1975 – 1780
Mr. E. O. Gyarteng 1980 – 1988
Rev. Bruce Asare 1988 – 1991

Mr. M. A. Kwofie 1991 – 1996
Mr. J. S. Ocran 1996 – 1999
Mr. J. B. K. Mensah 1999 – 2010
Mr. S. K. Baidoo 2010 – 2011 (Acting Principal)
Dr. Nana Kwaku Asiedu (Current Principal)
Under the tutelage of the University of Cape Coast, the College has been running Diploma in Basic Education Programmes since the year 2005, for which certificate of accreditation was obtained in September, 2007. In line with its motto: ‘Character, Wisdom, Knowledge’, the College has a vision which propels it to endeavour to become a centre of academic excellence, intellectual brilliance and professional competence for training quality teachers whose orientation is holistic and consistent with societal and national aspirations and development.

The College is situated on a land area of one square kilometer, off the Cape Coast – Kumasi highway at the southern outskirts of Assin Foso. FOSCO is therefore centrally positioned between four major universities; University of Cape Coast (1 hour drive), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi (2 hours drive), University of Education, Winneba (2 hours drive), and University of Ghana, Legon (2.5 hours drive). This situation offers opportunities for research, exchange of ideas, experiences and other forms of collaborations with these institutions of higher learning, thereby creating conducive environment for exploring knowledge.

Currently, the College can boast of 52 teaching and 57 non-teaching staff who are competently handling almost 900 students. All the 54 teaching staff, have completed either the course work or graduated in a post-graduate programme.

Residential facilities accommodate 37 teaching staff, 5 non-teaching staff, and a total of 600 levels 100 & 200 regular students.The College has academic facilities such as classrooms, departmental offices, science laboratories, computer laboratories and a library which greatly facilitate academic work.

As a College that believes in holistic development and nurturing of high caliber of teachers, FOSCO intermingle academic work with character training through allied activities, role-modeling and mentorship. Strong, positive religious and cultural values as well as talent development are rigorously enforced.

Again, FOSCO has an enviable record of academic performance among the committee of Colleges. It is one of only three Colleges of Education in Ghana to record First Class Honours for the first time ever since the inception of the Diploma in Basic Education Programme in basic teacher training.

These and many other unique attributes place FOSCO in a pedigree that makes it ‘first among equals’

Foso College of Education Admissions

Application Forms are ready for sale in February each year at the College and other Colleges of Education.

Applicants Applicants will first make a payment of ONE HUNDRED GHANA CEDIS (GHC100.00) 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: http://admissions.princof.org 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

Foso 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.

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.

: Foso
Phone:024 779 0606

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