About Jasikan College of Education
The “pith and core” of the Accelerated Development Plan was to develop Universal Primary Education. The quality of education was to depend upon the provision of suitable and well-trained teachers. This led to the opening of many Teacher Training Colleges nationwide with St. Francis Training College at Hohoe and the Evangelical Presbyterian College at Amedzofe, both in the then Trans-Volta Togoland. After these two, the then government felt that there was the need for a third Teacher Training College, which should be located in the northern part of the Region. Therefore, in 1952 the Evangelical Presbyterian Education Unit was charged with the responsibility by the government, to open this third Teacher Training College on her behalf.
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Two tutors, namely the late Rev. H.B.K. Ogbete and the late Mr. P.K. Kpeto, were appointed from Amedzofe Teacher Training College to start the new college. Thus, on 21st January, 1952, the new teacher training college was opened with thirty male students at the premises of the E.P. Girls’ Senior High School at Peki Blengo because land was not immediately made available at Jasikan. The College was manned by a Body Corporate of eminent educationists. The College adopted the motto “Sapere Aude”, which means “Dare to be Wise”.
The new College was not referred to as Peki Training College but as “Body corporate or simply “Body Co.” A German – American missionary, Rev. Eugene Grau, who was then working at Peki Blengo, was appointed as the Acting Principal. Later, Mr. F.D. Harker was appointed as the substantive Principal, whose immediate assignment was to expedite action on moving the College to a convenient place in the northern sector of the Trans-Volta Togoland (now Volta Region). Nana Osei Brantuo III, the then Chief of Jasikan and Adontehene of Buem Traditional Area accepted to support and host the College, after a series of consultations and deliberations among the chiefs of the northern sector. On 12th December, 1952, the College finally moved to Jasikan and was temporarily housed in Opanin Kwaku Addey’s house.
In 1956, Jasikan College of Education attained full co-educational status when the first batches of female students, numbering fifteen were admitted into the College. After the Golden Jubilee celebration of the college, it was hoped that there would be greater improvement in the living conditions of both staff and students as the college began a decade’s journey towards the celebration of its 60th anniversary. However, these expectations turned out to be an illusion because some of the perennial problems that bedevilled the college, since its establishment in 1952 exist to date.
These problems include inadequate accommodation for staff, inadequate classrooms, lack of an Assembly Hall and lack of a modern Science Laboratory. In fact, the need for classroom space necessitated the conversion of Harker Common Room into a classroom in the 1998/99 academic year. These problems continue to affect quality teaching and learning.
Jasikan College of Education Admissions
Application Forms are ready for sale in February to MAY each year at the College and other Colleges of Education.
Applicants Applicants will first make a payment 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: the admission website 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 applicantâ€™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
Jasikan College of Education Admission 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:
WASSCE/SSCE CREDIT PASSES IN FIVE SUBJECTS COMPRISING ENGLISH LANGUAGE, CORE MATHEMATICS, INTEGRATED SCIENCE OR SOCIAL STUDIES AND TWO ELECTIVE SUBJECTS.
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
WASSCE/SSCE CREDIT PASSES IN FIVE SUBJECTS COMPRISING ENGLISH LANGUAGE, CORE MATHEMATICS, INTEGRATED SCIENCE OR SOCIAL STUDIES AND TWO ELECTIVE SUBJECTS INCLUDING FRENCH.
WASSCW/SSCE PASSES IN FIVE SUBJECTS COMPRISING ENGLISH LANGUAGE, CORE MATHEMATICS, INTEGRATED SCIENCE OR SOCIAL STUDIES AND TWO RELEVANT ELECTIVE SUBJECTS.
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.
Jasikan College of Education Contact Address
P. O. Box 14, Jasikan
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