The Bachelor of Education (Junior High School Education) programme has been designed to help teacher-trainees acquire the necessary skills to provide more authentic pedagogical contexts and activities that would help junior high school pupils to learn how to learn and become independent lifelong learners.
The rationale of the Bachelor of Education (Junior High School Education) programme is also to develop competent teachers who will be able to focus their attention on the processes and critical decisions involved in teaching, fluency in employing a range of teaching strategies, and development of subject knowledge. In keeping with global trends and the demand for more learner-centred approaches to teaching, coupled with the significant challenges most Ghanaian basic school pupils face in the acquisition of functional literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills, this rationale becomes very significant.
The programme aims to train pre-service teachers to:
The programme primarily seeks to train “specialist” teachers for the junior high school level in the following subject areas: English Language, Mathematics, Science, French, Vocational Skills, Technical Skills, Religious and Moral Education, Social Studies, ICT, Physical Education, Agricultural Science, Ghanaian Language and Music and Dance.
Following the Colleges of Education Act 2012, (Act 847) all Colleges may award diploma in Basic Education as they have now been raised to tertiary status. The College grades its products for the award of Diploma in Basic Education.