The Institute of Education has over the years played a major role in teacher education and training in Ghana. The Institute of Education was established in 1965 as “School of Education” in the then University College of Cape Coast to function as the foremost institution charged with the mandate to maintain continual improvement of teacher education in Ghana by collaborating with stakeholders in education including the Ministry of Education, Teacher Education Division (TED) of the Ghana Education Service, Principals Conference (PRINCOF) etc. The name “School of Education” was changed by the then senate to “Institute of Education” in I973.
As the main examination body for Colleges of Education in Ghana, it examines and certifies students of thirty eight (38) public and two private Colleges of Education in Ghana.
The Institute of Education is a Department within the Faculty of Education of the University of Cape Coast. It is headed by a Director who is supported by a Deputy Director, Secretary (Senior Administrator) and an administrative staff. Currently, there are three units in the Institute namely: Assessment, Research and Publications and Outreach. Each unit is headed by a unit coordinator.
The Institute is governed by a Professional Board (the highest decision-making body of the Institute). The Institute has in addition an Award Committee which reports to the Professional Board.
The objectives of the Institute of Education are enshrined in its constitution (amended by Senate, U.C.C., 1975).
The Institute has three (3) functional units, namely:
The Examinations and Assessment Unit of the Institute functions as the examining body for all the thirty-eight (38) public and two (2) private Diploma Awarding Colleges of Education in Ghana. Currently, the Institute conducts four (4) types of examinations for students pursuing the following programmes:
The Research and Publications Unit conducts research into issues in education that inform policy and curriculum development. The unit has two (2) sections, namely the Research and the Publications sections.
The Research section of the Institute of Education is responsible for conducting research into the practice and development of teacher education in Ghana. The focus of the research is mainly on improvement of the quality of teaching in the country.
The Journal of Education Development and Practice (JED-P) is published by the Research and Publications Unit annually.
Until the 2009 academic year, the Institute ran an evening programme leading to the Diploma in Basic Education for Certificate ‘A' teachers. The unit now runs the Institute's 4-Semester Post Diploma B. Ed Degree programme for teachers who possess Diploma in Basic Education. The unit also oversees the Institute's M.Ed (Teacher Education) programme on Sandwich basis (for tutors in Colleges of Education and Senior High Schools).
The unit is also tasked to undertake activities that will ensure the effective monitoring and subsequent transition of the Colleges of Education into full fledged University Colleges of Education.
|Professor James Adu Opare||Professor/Director|
|Ms. Cecilia Boakye||Senior Lecturer/Chief Examiner (Maths)|
|Dr. (Mrs.) Christine Adu-Yeboah||Senior Lecturer|
|Dr. Ernest Kofi Davis||Senior Lecturer/Chief Examiner (Maths)|
|Mr. Nicholas Koku Kutor||Senior Lecturer|
|Dr. Oseni Atakora Adam||Lecturer/Chief Examiner (English Language)|
|Dr. (Mrs.) Alfredina Zebto Penn Kuupole||Lecturer/Research Co-ordinator|
|Mr. Seth Kofi Nti||Lecturer/Chief Examiner (English)|
|Mr. Jonathan Osae Kwapong||Lecturer/Assessment Co-ordinator|
|Mr. Kwame Bediako Asare||Lecturer/Outreach Co-ordinator|
|Mr. Emmanuel Asare Bediako||Lecturer|
|Mr. Eric Anane||Lecturer (On study leave)|
|Mr. Kwabena Owusu||Accountant|
|Mrs. Mildred Asmah||Deputy Registrar|
|Mr. Atta Yeboah-Sarpong||Assistant Registrar|