About Us

Historical Background of the College

Atebubu College of Education was established in December, 1965 as a teacher training institution to train certificate ‘A’ (4-Year) teachers to teach in the basic schools in the country

In 1974, a batch of students was enrolled to pursue the Certificate ‘A’ (2-Year) Post Secondary Teachers course. However, that programme was phased out in July, 1976. With the phasing out of the Certificate ‘A’ (4-Year) programme nationwide in 1991, the college became a Post-Secondary Teacher Training College offering the 3-Year Certificate ‘A’ course.

The college was given accreditation to run the Diploma in Basic Education programme by the National Accreditation Board in 1st September, 2007. We wish to add that meeting teacher demand remains a great challenge to the MOE and GES due to insufficient numbers of trained teachers to match the demand for teachers in the basic schools. It was against this background that the college was given the opportunity to run the first cohort of the Untrained Teachers Diploma in Basic Education (UTDBE) programme organized by the Ghana Education Service (GES) in 2005.

This first batch of the UTDBE students completed their programme in 2009. The second cohort of the UTDBE students made up of nine hundred and nineteen (919) was also admitted in 2012 and graduated in 2016.  With the passage of the Education Act 2008 (Act 778), the college is now a Tertiary institution affiliated to the University of Cape Coast.

With the New Educational standards in place, the Colleges of Education in Ghana now runs a 4-year Bachelor of Education programme. 

The Atebubu College of Education admitted the first batch of the B.Ed (primary and Junior High School) students in October 2018.

The Atebubu College of Education is in partnership with the University of Education, Winneba-Ghana and Jackson College of Education who also runs a Distance programmes in Diploma in Basic Education and Degree in Basic Education.

Currently, the academic staff strength is 40, comprising of 35 Males and 5 Females.  Almost all of them have their masters’ degrees. There are 65 non-teaching staff in the College. The regular student enrolment now stands at 1175, 748 Males and 412 Females. Enrolment of the Untrained Teacher Diploma in Basic Education (UTDBE) also stands at 924.

The student’s enrolment now stands at 800  for regular DBE students and 400 for B.Ed( primary and Junior High School) students.

Our core values are:

  • Students are the primary reason we exist as an institution.
  • We believe in hard work, creativity, integrity, and honesty.
  • we embrace diversity and inclusion, and
  • we relentlessly pursue excellence.

Our strength

  1. Vibrant academic board in place that plans the academic calendar and activities for the semester in line with that of the University of Cape Coast.
  2. Qualified teaching staff to handle various courses of the Diploma in Basic Education program.
  3. A credible examination committee in place for security.
  4. Reliable and qualified team leaders and assistant examiners who help in the organization of examination and during conference marking for University of Cape Coast.
  5. There is a strong collaboration between the college Administration and School Representative Council.
  6. Vibrant committee in place for teaching practice supervision.
  7. Qualified and experience tutors who serve as supervisors of students on teaching practice.
  8. Vibrant academic board in place to supervise the activities of the various committees in the college.Leadership and Management 
  1. we have an active administrative staff who controls the leadership in our college.
  2. Our mission and vision  statements complement each other in setting strategic directions
  3. Our college is implementing a fully documented and transparent appraisal system
  4. The college provide clear guidelines to strengthen the quality of support for tutors during the teaching practice.
  5. We provide strategies that encourage fair gender balance.