Akatsi College of Education courses
These are the courses offered at Akatsi College of education.
- General Program Courses
- New Bachelor of Education program
- Early childhood Education studies
- Mathematics and Science Courses
- French courses. These courses are available at Wesley, Mount Mary, Bagabaga, E.P. Amedzofe and Gbewaa Colleges only)
- Technical courses. The classes are available at the following centres only (St. John Bosco, Akatsi, Ada, Komenda, St. Joseph’s, Wiawso, Mampong technical, Presby, and Akropong)
- Courses for Hearing and Visual impaired. They are offered at:
- Visually Impaired. (N.J.Ahmadiyya College, Wa, Wesley College, Kumasi, and Presbyterian College, and Akropong)
- Hearing Impaired. (Presbyterian College and Akropong Only) Only the qualified individuals will be able to access.
Akatsi College of Education has run various programmes at various stages of her growth. It started with the Certificate “A” (4-year) Post Middle Programme. The first batch of students completed in 1967. This programme remained until 1974, when the first 2-year Agriculture Specialist Course was rolled out to run simultaneously with the 4-year certificate “A” course. The Specialist Programme was discontinued in 1975 to give way to the 3-year Post Secondary Programme, The first batch of students was admitted in October 1975. In December 1974, Mr. J.B Yegbe who had been acting principal left the college for another assignment. Mr. Nathaniel T. Nortey took over the administration of the college. Mr. N.T Nortey in his time fought for a lot of infrastructural development for the college. During his tenure of office, he was able to facilitate four staff bungalows, the round hall and the commencement of the Letsa Korba Hall.
The 4-year Programme was suspended in 1978 when the last batch of its students passed out. In October 1981, the 4-year course was re-introduced as Modular Programme consisting of 2 years of sandwich vacation courses and 2 years of regular college tuition for an “A”- 4 year certificate. Eventually, all programmes except the 3-year Post Secondary Programme were terminated. The college is one out of ten which offers Technical and Science courses to train teachers especially for Junior High Schools in the country. In 2006, the Post Secondary Programme was phased out. The college started the 3-year Diploma in Basic Education.
The college participated in the DFID-funded T-TEL programme.