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The Difference: 5-Semester VS 3-Semester Post-diploma Programmes at the Institute of Education, UCC

The new 3-semester post-diploma programme, just like the other 2 Years Post Diploma programmes is limited to the basic school but this 5-semester programmes by UCC expands your horizon to the secondary school.

A look into the Institute of Education, University of Cape Coast 5 Semester Bachelor of Education Programmes (Sandwich) for the 2021/2022 academic year.

· Bachelor of Education (Science)
· Bachelor of Education (Mathematics)
· Bachelor of Education (Arts)
· Bachelor of Education (Social Sciences)
· Bachelor of Education (Social Studies)
· Bachelor of Education (Home Economics)
· Bachelor of Education (Management)
· Bachelor of Education (Accounting)
· Bachelor of Education (Information Technology)

THE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
1. Bachelor of Education (Science)

Candidates seeking admission into the above programme must have:

Diploma in Basic Education (Science and Mathematics Option) with Credit in any two of the following: Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Elective Mathematics in SSSCE/WASSCE.

  1. Bachelor of Education (Mathematics)

Candidates seeking admission into the above programme must have:

Diploma in Basic Education (Science and Mathematics Option with Credit in Elective Mathematics with, Chemistry or Physics in SSSCE/WASSCE.

  1. Bachelor of Education (Arts)

Candidates seeking admission into the above programme must have:

Diploma in Basic Education with Credit in any two of the following subjects in SSSCE/WASSCE:

History, Christian/Islamic Religious Studies, French, Literature in English, Ghanaian Language.

  1. Bachelor of Education (Social Sciences)

Candidates seeking admission into the above programme must have:

Diploma in Basic Education with Credit in any two of the following subjects in SSSCE/WASSCE:

Economics, Geography, Elective Mathematics.

  1. Bachelor of Education (Social Studies)

Candidates seeking admission into the above programme must have:

Diploma in Basic Education with Credit in Geography and any one of the following subjects in SSSCE/WASSCE:

Economics, History and Government.

  1. Bachelor of Education (Home Economics)

Candidates seeking admission into the above programme must have:

Diploma in Basic Education with Credit in any two of the following subjects in SSSCE/WASSCE:

Business Management, Costing, Economics, Elective Mathematics.

  1. Bachelor of Education (Information Technology)

Candidates seeking admission into the above programme must have:

Diploma in Basic Education with Credit in any two of the following subjects in SSSCE/WASSCE:

Economics, Business Management, and Elective Mathematics.

Make an informed choice.

Aside the 5 semester courses, If you want to teach in the SHS, you have to take study leave and go to school on regular mode. Though some 2 years post diploma course can also grant you that access. A course like Guidance and Counselling ( Now counselling psychology) is one.

Above all, the course you did in SHS and the programme your read for the diploma has a great influence on the course you can be offered to read for degree. The same way, the course you read for your degree influences the master’s course you can be offered. Take note.

Compiled by Jerry Akporhor

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