Check some of the principal reasons why some colleges of education admit few students.

By | February 19, 2021

Infrastructure facility has been one of the challenges forcing principals of colleges of education to admit fewer Students this 2020/2021 academic year. The teaming senior high school graduates could not get admitted into their preferred colleges of education not because they are not qualified but because there is no accommodation in both lecture halls and Students’ dormitories.

About 600 Students could not get admission to Gambaga college of education in the North East region due to inadequate infrastructure in the school. Speaking to the media on his campus the principal of the college Mr. Kasim Nantomah said that the college could only admit 300 Students for the 2020/2021 academic year.

Mr.Kasim added that because of the infrastructure facility the college admitted only 300 Students. He said it is very difficult to sit in his office because parents of qualified applicants are always knocking at his door to seek admission for their children but because they don’t have students’ hotels and classrooms they can’t admit them.

The principal added that last year government promise them of building a hostel facility that could contain 600 Students and a lecture hall but because of the pandemic they could not hear anything to date and that informed their decision to admit just a few students this 2020/2021 academic year

A similar issue is happening to Al- Farouq college of education in Wenchi municipal. The college is facing similar challenges as in the Gambaga college of education and this is affecting teaching and learning in the school as well as the rate of admission of students in the college.

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Dr. Dickson who is the principal of the Evangelist presbyterian college at Amedzofe during the Matriculation of the fresher of the 2020/2021 academic year has bemoaned the fact that there is no infrastructure facility for the female trainees of which this academic year has witnessed a major increase in the enrollment of females to about 97% which he said is a major improvement.

He appeals to the government to help complete the abandoned female dormitory in the school if not the coming academic year will not be able to accommodate students in the school and hence limited admission of students.

These are some of the major issues affecting the admission rate of students in the various college of education in Ghana.

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