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Bia-Lamplighter College of Education Courses and Requirements

Bia-Lamplighter College of Education Courses

Bia-Lamplighter College of Education Courses and requirements is here for all interested students to go through before applying into the College. The College accepts admissions from qualified students from all over the country every academic year and applications are done via the Colleges of Education portal.

Bia-Lamplighter College of Education is one of the 46 public Colleges of Education in Ghana focused on producing skilled and qualified basic school teachers in Ghana. It was established in 2004 in Sefwi Essam Debiso in the Western Region of Ghana and is affiliated to University of Education Winneba.

Visit their website http://blce.edu.gh/ for further information about the College.

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Departments In Bia-Lamplighter College of Education 

Bia-Lamplighter College of Education offers courses in Six (6) department’s. Here are the department’s and their various shbject areas;

  • Department of Languages (English Language and Ghanaian Language)
  • Department of Science (Natural science, Agricultural Science and Physical Education)
  • Department of Mathematics and ICT (Mathematics/ Computer Science (ICT)
  • Department of Social Sciences (Social Studies/ RME/ Music and Dance)
  • Department of Vocational Skills (Art Education/ Catering/ Sewing)
  • Education Studies Department (various areas of Education)

Courses Offered at Bia-Lamplighter College of Education 

Bia-Lamplighter College of Education offers the following Four (4)-Year bachelor of education courses;

  • Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) Primary Education
  • Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) Junior High School Education

NB: The programmes are structured such that students spend three years on campus doing academic and professional studies and then do a one year off-campus to teach on the field in order to gain some practical teaching experience. 

Admission Requirements for Bia-Lamplighter College of Education 

These are the General Admission Requirements for Bia-Lamplighter College of Education;

WASSCE applicants

WASSCE applicants must possess CREDIT PASSES A1-C6 in Six (6)subjects. The subjects must include Three (3) Core subjects, ie. English Language, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies and Three (3) Elective subjects relevant to the course of study.

SSSCE Applicants 

SSCE applicants must posses PASSES A-D in Six (6) subjects, which includes Three (3) Core subjects ie. English Language, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies plus Three (3) Elective subjects relevant to the course of study.

Awaiting Results 

Candidates awaiting results (WASSCE or NABPTEX) are eligible to apply but must indicate it when applying.

Advanced Business Certificate Examination (ABCE) Applicants 

ABCE applicants must have passes in three (3) subjects. Have credit passes in five (5) subjects, ie. English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science, or Social Studies in the General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE).

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General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advance Level Applicants 

GCE Advance Level applicant’s must also have passes in three (3) subjects. Additionally, applicant must posses credit passes ie. Grade 6 in five GCE Ordinary Level subjects which must include English Language, Mathematics, and a Science or Arts subjects depending on what course you studied.

Technical and Vocational Education and Training Applicants

TVET Applicants must possess Certificate II in three (3) relevant trade areas awarded by TEU, NVTI, City & Guilds, and other authorised awarding bodies in addition to NABPTEX Certificate II in lieu of passes in English and Mathematics.

  • Must have NABPTEX certificate II in relevant trade areas in addition to three (3) credit passes in WASSCE/SSSCE core subjects, including English and Mathematics.

Must hold a National Certificate II qualification in Competency Based Training (CBT) in a relevant trade area awarded by TEU on the National TVET Qualification Framework (NTVETQF).

Foreign Qualifications

Applicants with foreign qualifications must be referred to the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) to determine if such qualifications is enough to qualify for admission into the College.

NB: Holders of American SAT, TOEFL etc, must however note that these qualifications alone are not enough to qualify for admissions into Bia-Lamplighter College of Education.

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