Principal, Ada College of Education

Mr. Cephas Kwasi Bodakpui

I have the pleasure to welcome you to Ada College of Education. Over the past fifty years, we have grown from a humble beginning of student intake of 24 which increased to 80 students with three tutors within two months to an envious Ada College of Education with a Student Population of 988, 41 teaching staff and 26 non-teaching staff and many more achievement to be proud of despite numerous challenges and constrains along the way.

Vision Statement

ADACOE to become a centre of excellence reputed for training disciplined and self-motivated teachers always ready to offer their services anywhere in Ghana.

Mission Statement

ADACOE to train teachers imbued with academic and professional competencies, skills, and attitudes in General, Technical as well as Science Education for the basic schools in Ghana.


Student Population of 988, 41 Teaching Staff and 26 Non-Teaching Staff


Core Values

ADACOE believes in the transformational power of higher education to impart knowledge and enlightenment in a global society. The fundamental values to the success of the College rest on Academic Excellence, Accountability, Curiosity, Commitment, and Integrity.


ADACOE strives to develop and pursue higher standards by ensuring quality staffing, facilities, programmes, and services that promote gender equity and inclusion. We are committed to innovation in our teaching, research, student and staff success, as well as outreach to our communities.


ADACOE demonstrates responsibility for our actions. We comply with standards and demonstrate fiscal and social responsibility to our stakeholders.


ADACOE believes in ability to find out, understand and express feelings and behaviours that facilitate positive relationships.


ADACOE is dedicated to meeting the changing educational needs of the nation by improving programmes, services, systems, and policies.


ADACOE places fairness and honesty at the centre of her policies and operations. She upholds the highest ethical standards in striving for academic and professional excellence with integrity.

Our History

The Ada College of Education was established in 1965 as a direct response to the Education Act of 1961 that sought to give Free Compulsory Universal Primary Education to all children of school-going age in the country. It was, indeed, one of the 35 post-middle teacher training colleges set up in that year in fulfillment of the vision of the government of the day.

This policy directive precipitated the opening up of several primary and middle schools across the country to cater for the huge number of pupils that were to be enrolled. The huge increase in pupil enrollment created a huge deficit in trained man-power to fill the classrooms. Pragmatic steps, therefore, had to be taken to surmount this challenge.


Why study at ADACOE

Choose ADACOE and you’ll put yourself ahead of the competition when the time comes to begin your career.

Leading reasearch

ADACOE’s excellent performance in the recent Ghana Teacher Training Research Ranking confirmed our position as one of the Ghana’s leading colleges.

Career prospects

All our graduates get posted to Educational Institutions across Ghana. We also provide guidance and support for our students during their outstation programmes.

Superb location

ADACOE is located in Ada, a the gateway of the Greater Accra Region. It is a serene and superb atmosphere for teaching and learning.

First-class facilities

ADACOE has a continual programme of investment and improvement so that our students enjoy best study, research and recreational facilities.

Strong academic community

A thriving intellectual community of students and staff is fundamental to ADACOE’s position as a research-intensive college

A national outlook

From our collaborative research and international partnerships to our specialist programmers in Ghana, our national reach is ever expanding.

Intresting Facts About ADACOE

Mr. J.M. T. Dosoo, an eminent educationist and musician, was the First Principal of Ada College of Education, formally called Ada Training College.

When it comes to Sports, we are known as the Volleyball Champions. From 2000 – 2008, the College won all Colleges in EGA Zone Volleyball – both men and women.