The Akyem Oda Diocese of the Methodist Church is to establish a College of Education at Akyem Aboabo in the Birim Central Municipality by September this year.
The college, which will have a satellite campus at Akyem Oda, will start with 200 students.
This was announced the Bishop of the Akyem Oda Diocese of the Church, the Right Reverend Colonel Paul A. Blewu (Rtd) at the 25th Annual Synod of the Diocese at Akyem Asuom.
He thanked the Asene and Aboabo communities for providing 66.42 acres of land for the permanent location of the college.
The Bishop informed the Synod that the questionnaire for institutional accreditation had been completed and forwarded to the National Accreditation Board with all relevant documents for authorization to start the college by September.
Bishop Blewu announced that sale of admission forms would commence by next month and entrance examination and interviews conducted by August with successful candidates receiving their admission letters by early September.
He said hostel facilities were available for students and a caterer would be employed to feed the students.
Rt. Rev. Blewu said application for affiliation to the University of Cape Coast was submitted to the Office of the Vice-Chancellor on April 20.
The college committee was working in collaboration with the Methodist University College with the intention that the proposed faculty of Education of the University College would be established within the Diocese, he said.
He said the college is also related to the Fosu College of Education (FOSCO) and majority of the staff of the college had been recruited to teach and supervise the students on part-time basis.
The Bishop said the aim of the diocese was to staff all its schools with trained teachers.
He appealed to the Synod to direct all Circuits to sponsor at least one student every year when the college takes off.
Bishop Blewu asked all circuits to be creative by mobilizing sufficient funds and do away with the outmoded method of raising funds to help the church to accomplish for its mission.
He said the circuit’s income generation activities could be either animal rearing or crop production.
The Bishop said the diocesan sachet water project was on-going and production was to begin by the first week of August at Akyem Oda.