Mrs Elizabeth Aikins is the Vice Principal of Accra College of Education.She had her Secondary Education at the Okuapemman Secondary school from 1974 to 1979. She continued her education at the Seventh day Adventist Training College at Koforidua from 1980 to 1983 where she obtained a 3 Year Post-Sec. Teachers’ Certificate “A” .On completion of the Teachers’ training programme, she taught at the Bubiashie Cable and wireless Primary School from 1983 to1986.In 1986 she proceeded to to the University of Science and Technology where she obtained a Diploma in Rural Art and Industry in 1989, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art in 1994, a Post- graduate Diploma in Art Education in 1995 and a Master of Arts degree in Art Education in 1997. During her Post graduate studies, she became the treasurer of the Graduate Students’ Association of Ghana, UST.
In 1996 she was employed as a Tutor at Accra College of Education. She has served as a Tutor of the College for twenty two years and has taught for a total of thirty seven years.At Accra College of Education, she rose through the ranks as a house mistress, Senior house mistress, Head of the Vocational Skills Department, College Counsellor and Vice Principal of the College.She is currently the chairperson for the Academic Planning and Quality Assurance Committee, Residence and housing committee, Academic Affairs Committee, Works and physical Development Committee and the Professional Development committee. Mrs. Aikins is also a member of the College Council.She was the coordinator for the Ghana Teacher Licensure examination ( Accra College of Education Centre) in 2019 and 2020. She was also the coordinator for the for the GES promotion examination conducted at Accra College of Education.As Vice Principal, she assists the Principal in the general governance and leadership of the College. She is the Academic head and chief disciplinary officer in the College. She is responsible for teacher evaluation and supervision, Student discipline, maintaining schedules and handling of logistical matters. She performs daily administrative tasks such as processing papers work, preparing and maintaining information files, records and reports. She also handles complaints, resolves conflicts or grievances and settles disputes.She assists the Principal to coordinate, direct and plan the academic and auxiliary activities of the College. Mrs Aikins assists the Principal with recruitment of staff and admission of Students to the College. She assists the Principal to discuss policies, educational activities, Professional Development programmes and Student behavioral issues with Staff.Mrs. Aikins’ vision is to train teachers in an environment which fosters Student and teacher growth in order to produce competent, resourceful, creative and useful members of society.Mrs. Elizabeth Aikins is married to Professor Stephen Hill Mends Aikins, a Professor with the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, KNUST, Kumasi. They have two daughters.
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.