UCC and Colleges of Education sign MoU

The University of Cape Coast has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with 38 Colleges of Education (CoE) in the country.

The MoU and Affiliation agreement affirm the transition of the CoE to tertiary status in accordance with the Colleges of Education Act 2012, Act 847, which require each College to be affiliated to a University of Education.  with the signing of these two documents, UCC would mentor them to carry out their mandate of training competent teachers for the basic schools. The Act also provides that the development of academic policies, regulation of courses, development of academic standards, the conduct of examinations and award of diplomas should be undertaken in consultation with an affiliated institution

Speaking at the signing ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. D. D. Kuupole commended the colleges that have agreed to sign the MoU as part of requirement by the National Accreditation Board (NAB) for affiliation. He described the relationship between UCC and the CoE as partnership adding that each of the two parties must work together to achieve a common a goal.

Prof. Kuupole reminded principals of the various CoE present that the MoU should serve as the basis for discussing the details of the affiliation agreement. He said the affiliation agreement “stipulates the duties and responsibilities of the mentor institution which is the University of Cape Coast and the mentoring institutions thus, the Colleges of Education. He said the University through the Institute of Education and the Colleges of Education have collectively responsibilities to be ensure that the agreement achieve its goal saying, “we need to be dedicated to the cause of tertiary education in the country.”

On behalf of the Colleges of Education, the Principal of Accra College of Education, Mrs. Christina Bampo Henaku, said the relationship between UCC and CoE dating back to the 1970’s had assumed a new significance level. Signing the MoU with UCC signifies that indeed we have actually attained the status of tertiary institution and it is our hope that we will one day become autonomous institutions, she noted.

Mrs. Henaku said that “the signing of the MoU between UCC and the Colleges of Education have signed affirms their commitment towards enhancing the already existing relationship between the two parties. She added that the Colleges were looking forward to an improvement in their relationship with UCC.

Some of the Colleges that were represented at the signing ceremony were:

    Abetifi Presbyterian College of Education, Abetifi

    Accra College of Education, Accra

    Ada College of Education, Ada

    Agogo Presbyterian College of Education, Agogo

    Akatsi College of Education, Akatsi

    Bagabaga College of Education, Tamale

    Berekum College of Education, Berekum

    Dambai College of Education. Dambai

    Evangelical Presbyterian College of Education, Bimbilla

    Evangelical Presbyterian College of Education, Amedzofe

    Enchi College of Education, Enchi

    Gambaga College of Education, Gambaga (new college)

    Gbewaa College of Education, Pusiga constituency, Bawku Municipal District

    Holy Child College of Education, Sekondi-Takoradi

    Jasikan College of Education, Jasikan

    Kibi Presbyterian College of Education, Kibi

    Mount Mary College of Education, Somanya

    Nusrat Jahan Ahmadiyya College of Education, Wa

    Our Lady of Apostles (OLA) College of Education, Cape Coast

    Peki College of Education, Peki

    Presbyterian Women's College of Education, Aburi

    Presbyterian College of Education, Akropong–Akuapem

    Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) College of Education, Asokore

    St. Ambrose College of Education, Dormaa Akwamu, Dormaa

    St. Francis College of Education, Hohoe

    St. John Bosco’s College of Education, Navrongo

    St. Joseph’s College of Education, Bechem

    St. Louis College of Education, Kumasi

     St. Teresa's College of Education, Hohoe

    Tamale College of Education, Tamale

    Tumu College of Education, Tumu