The Best College In the North

Meet BaCE

Historical Background

The College was opened on 31 January 1944 with a student enrolment of 17 (all males). Mr. K. J. Dickens (Snr Inspector of schools) was the first Principal. Messrs Abu Wemah and J. C. Annan (both Second Division Teachers) were the other two members of the teaching staff.

1944– Two-Year Certificate “B” Teacher Training Course; shortly started the 2 year Cert ‘A’ post “B” course

1961—One-Year Rural Agricultural Science Course and later upgraded to a Two-year Agriculture Science Specialist Course

1967– First 2-year Post Sec. Teacher Training College Course in Ghana.

1972/73— Started 3-Year Post-Sec Teacher Training Course

1972/73 – Two-Year Specialist Courses in General Science and Mathematics was started in addition to the already existing Agric Science Course.

In 1983/4 a Post-Middle Modular Programme was also mounted.

In 1987/88 the ‘A’ Post Sec. Modular Teacher Programme was introduced (short-lived).

In 2004-2009 the College also ran the Untrained Teachers Programme (Dipl.& Cert. ‘A’).

Currently, the College runs both Degree and Diploma in Basic Education Programme.


The College shall become the Best Teacher Education Institution in the Northern Sector (by all standards) and one of the Best in the West African Sub – Region


The College shall train academically sound, competent and disciplined professional teachers to teach in Ghanaian basic schools.

Previous Names:

Tamale Government Training College

Government Training College

Bagabaga Specialist Training College

Bagabaga Training College

Current name is Bagabaga College of Education (BACE)

First Student of BACE