The Principal

Office of the Principal

I warmly welcome you to Ada College of Education (ADACOE). The College is one of the fifteen Science and Technical Colleges of Education, which is situated at Ada Foah, in the Ada East District of the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. Established in 1965, the College has grown from strength to strength and from an initial handful of students to College population of nearly 1000 students comprising diploma and degree student teachers.

The programmes offered at Ada College of Education are Primary and Junior High School Education. The specialisms in the Junior  High School Education are Mathematics and Science, Technical Skills, Vocational Skills, Agricultural Science and Visual Arts. The College has six academic departments, which include the departments of Education, Languages, Technical Vocational, Sciences, Mathematics and ICT, and Social Sciences. The College is affiliated to University of Cape Coast, and University of Education, Winneba.
The College was the first to launch e-portal for teaching practice supervision among the 46 colleges of education in Ghana.
Our vision is to become a centre of excellence reputed for training self-disciplined and self-motivated teachers.

The College operates under the mission to train teachers imbued with academic and professional competences, skills and attitudes in Primary and Junior High Education for the basic schools in Ghana.

ADACOE is opened to all people and positioned to attract partners from Ghana, Africa and indeed, the international community. You are, therefore, warmly welcome with the typical Ghanaian hospitality to do business with us as either a student, faculty member or a partner.

Prof. Prince Boateng (Principal)

Prince is a Senior Lecturer in Construction Technology and Management. Prince’s interest is in Project Management in a global context including risk management, time and cost management, performance management, etc. Organisational learning through simulation of construction processes (project-based simulation and construction business simulation using system dynamics) and the ANP for multiple criteria decision making.


  • PhD in Const & Project Mgt. (2014) Harriot Watts Univ.- UK
  • MSc. Const. Project Mgt. (2009), Hans Univ of Applied Sciences, The Netherland
  • HND Building Technology (2004), Kumasi Polytechnic, Ghana.
  • Construction Technicians Certificate (CTC) I&II
  • Construction Technicians Certificate (GCC)



  • Best practice study
  • Construction planning and management
  • Cost value reconciliation
  • Independence and interdependence study
  • Infrastructure Investment justification
  • Intelligent building and infrastructure systems
  • Project portfolio management
  • Project informatics / risk assessment/ Risk DNA
  • Stakeholder and supply network integration
  • Project-based and construction business simulation using system dynamics and the ANP for multiple criteria decision making.



  • Corporate Member – Ghana Institute of Construction (GIOC) – 2019
  • Associate Fellow – Higher Education Academy – UK (AFHEA) – 2016
  • Member – American Society of Civil Engineers (MASCE) – 2014



  • Member – European Cooperation in Science and Technology (ECOST)
  • Vice President (West) – System Dynamics International, Africa Chapter. Elected in February
  • International Observer: The Institute of Safety and Health Practitioners, Hong Kong. Appointed in May 2015
  • External Examiner: University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.



Books and Book Chapters 

  1. Boateng, P. (2019) Risk Assessment in Construction and Engineering Projects with SDANP Plus, In: Risk Management in Engineering and Construction: Tools and Techniques (1st Edition), edited by Stephen Ogunlana and Prasanta Kumar Dey, Routledge, 458 Pages ISBN 9780415480178
  2. Boateng, P., Chen, Z., Ogunlana, S. O. (2017) Megaproject Risk Analysis and Simulation: A Dynamic Systems Approach. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. ISBN
  3. Boateng, P. (2013) The Edinburgh Tram Network Project, Scotland, In: Megaproject portfolio (1st Edition), edited by Prof Naomi Brookes and Sarah King, University of Leeds. 341-234.
  4. Boateng, P. (2015) The Edinburgh Tram Network Project, Scotland, In: Megaproject portfolio (2nd Edition), edited by Prof Naomi Brookes and Mohamed H. Elmahroug, University of Leeds. 177-213. 


Obiri, K. A., Bjeirmi, B., & Boateng, P. (2020). A System Thinking Approach to Human Resource Development in the Oil Industry. Journal of Energy Research and Reviews, 39-49.

Omotayo, T., Olanipekun, A., Obi, L., & Boateng, P. (2020). A systems thinking approach for incremental reduction of non-physical waste. Built Environment Project and Asset

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Postal Address:

The Principal,
Ada College of Education,
P. O. Box AF 34,
Ada - Foah.