WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$1,133 /year
Applications Begin:January 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Biological 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:
•      increase students’ knowledge about all aspects of organisms, to encourage greater benevolence in the relationship between humans and the natural environment and to implement biological factors into various technologies or management techniques
•      further the education of students in a range of biological and related sciences in order to equip them to teach Biology at Senior High Schools
•      promote the development of appropriate teaching aptitudes and skills, and the provision of pedagogical experiences on which the student can build a sound philosophy and approach

Specific Objectives
The Biology Education programme has the following specific objectives:
•      produce quality Biology Education teachers who will be recognised nationally and        internationally for their efficiency in producing excellent biology teaching in schools.
•      prepare teachers adequately to teach Biology up to the SHS level in Ghana.
•      help students to appreciate the beauty of biology in explaining nature.
•      Opportunities for students to develop their unique pedagogical content knowledge (PCKs).
•      provide a conducive atmosphere for interaction between recognised science                       educationists in order to produce excellent biology educators.
•      help students to organise their creative knowledge, practical skills and research      abilities to design teaching and learning materials for use in teaching in the senior high       schools
•      provide opportunities for students to engage in academic and educational research that     will help to promote biology education in Ghana and elsewhere.

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

Admission Requirements

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


Mature Candidates
The applicant must:
i.   be at least 25 years of age at the time of application by 1st August of every year.
ii.  Hold Teacher’s Certificate ‘A’
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 Four-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 Biology plus two (2) others in Chemistry, 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

Job Prospects
– Ghana Education Service
– Environmental Protection Agency
– Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology
– Ministry of Food and Agriculture
– Ministry of Forestry, Lands and Mines
– Forestry Commissioner

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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