WPCS 2.1.5
Tuition Fees:$1,133 /year
Applications Begin:January 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Chemistry Education
Start Date:August 2021
Academic Unit:Faculty of Science Education
Campus:Winneba Campus
Application Deadline: July 2021
Programme Overview

Programme description
The programme seeks to provide:
•   Quality Chemistry Education teachers who will be recognised nationally and internationally for their efficiency in producing excellent chemistry teaching in schools.
•   Help students to appreciate the beauty of chemistry in explaining nature.
•   Opportunities for students to develop their unique pedagogical content knowledge (PCKs).
•   A conducive atmosphere for interaction between recognized science educationists in order to produce excellent chemistry educators.

Objectives of the programme
The Chemistry Education programme objectives are to:
•   Prepare teachers adequately to teach Chemistry up to the SHS level in Ghana.
•   Train students to teach chemistry as their minor areas up to SHS level.
•   Provide an enabling environment for students to undertake practical activities that will enhance their understanding of concepts in science, especially in chemistry teaching.
•   Help students to organise their creative knowledge, practical skills and research abilities to design teaching and learning materials for use in teaching in the secondary schools.
•   Provide opportunities for students to engage in academic and educational research that will help to promote chemistry education in Ghana and elsewhere.

Target group
•   SHS certificate holders
•   HND holders in subjects relevant to the programme
•   Diploma holders

Admission Requirements

Senior High School Certificate Holders
The applicant must have:

A. WASSCE Candidates
The applicant must have:
i.   credit passes (A1-C6) in six (6) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects, including English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science, and
ii.   Credit passes (A1-C6) in Chemistry and any two of the following subjects: Physics, Biology and Elective Mathematics).

B. SSSCE Candidates
The applicant must have:
– Credit passes (A-D) in six (6) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects including three (3) core subjects: English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science
– Credit passes (A-D) in Chemistry and any two of the following: Physics, Biology and Elective Mathematics).

C. Mature Candidates
The applicant must:
i.   be at least 25 years of age by 1st August of application.
ii.  Hold Teacher’s Certificate ‘A’ or a SHS Certificate
iii. Pass the University’s Entrance Examination for the year in question.

Holders of relevant Diploma
The applicant must:
– Possess a Higher National Diploma or its equivalent in a relevant subject from a recognized institution.

NOTE: Successful candidates will be placed at Level 200 of the 4-Year Degree Programme.

School Certificate/GCE Holders
The applicant must:
i.   possess five (5) credits at GCE ‘O’ Level including English Language, Mathematics and pure science subjects.
ii.  an ‘A’ Level pass lower D in Chemistry plus two (2) others in Biology, Physics and Elective Mathematics.

NOTE: Applicants with ‘A’ Level or ‘O’ Level results more than five (5) years old should apply as mature applicants

Application Process
Application Fees for Ghanaian Students: $44
Application Fees for International Students: $100

Applicants Should Follow the Guidelines below:
In all cases, the following documents should be attached to the completed online application forms:
– Copies of certificates
– Copies of Transcripts of academic record
– One recent passport-size photograph
– Three referees’ reports. (To be submitted directly by referees to) The Dean, School of Graduate Studies = UEWP.O. BOx 25WINNEBA

Applicants should note that:
-No application will be processed unless all requirements are fully met
– Any change of address must be communicated at once to the Dean, School of Graduate Studies
– A change of programme after submission of application forms will NOT be allowed
– ALL certificates and results slips other than those from the West African Examinations Council, the Universities in Ghana and Institutions accredited by the National Accreditation Board, should be cleared with the Accreditation Board and the evaluation report attached to the certificate(s)
– All applications must be submitted online at

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities for Bachelor of Science in Chemistry Education include;
– Teaching
– Educational Administration
– Chemical industries

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Tuition Fees for Ghanaian Students: $1,133
Tuition Fees for International Students: $3,313

Tuition Fees per year for Ghanaian Students = 6,508GHS

The Tuition Fees for International Students, is divided into FOUR main categories:
Tuition Fees per year for West African Countries = 16,865GHS (West African Countries include; Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo)
Tuition Fees per year for Other African Countries = 19,023GHS
Tuition Fees per year for Carribean countries = 21,181GHS
Tuition Fees per year for All Other Foreign Countries = 23,345GHS

NOTE: Included in the fees of Final Year Students are;
– Congregation fee of GHS350.00
– Alumni dues GHS10.00

Relevant Contact

Prof. Frederick K. Sarfo
Principal, College of Technology Education
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admissions Enquiries