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10 Things You Should Know About Training Colleges Before Applying

Training college, now 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 have 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.

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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.

  1. Attending training colleges does not make you a teacher forever.

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

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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 course. With those offering degree, you still have chances to use your certificate to apply for other degree programs as a mature student.

.      2. 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.

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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 student to wear uniforms. Several protests have been Made previously but yield no results! With the introduction of degrees in training colleges, wearing uniforms in training colleges will soon be a thing of the past.

10 things you should know about training colleges before applying

           3. You will be feed

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Do you remember the SHS boarding house system? Going to 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’s the food served is of high quality compared to SHS. Before applying, tune your brain and forget about mommies juicy food!

        4. You will be accommodated in a boarding house

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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.

Read: Korle Nu Nurses Training Cut off Point

       5.Payment of examination fees  per semester to UCC

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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 examination fee to ucc, university of cape coast is the institution that conducts examination for students in training college’s 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!

       6. Payment of yearly school fees

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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.

       7.Y ou would  pay feeding Fees

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Feeding in training colleges is not for 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. 

         8. You would be paid monthly allowance whiles in School.

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

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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 feeding fee for each student.

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

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 THIS MEANS PART OF YOUR ALLOWANCE IS DEDUCTED FOR FEEDING!

           9. 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.

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With the introduction of degree, 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.

          10. You would be subjected to regularly 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 degree, students are taken through regular teaching practice throughout the entire four years of study.

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

Final thoughts.

Undergoing training to become a teacher in training colleges requires discipline, be prepared to adapt to religious activities as majority of training colleges in Ghana are faith based.

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Again, attending training colleges does not make you a teacher forever.

 Are you planning to apply to any traing college, check  the requirements here.

Check the 2020/2021 admission list for all tertiary institutions Here.

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