Vacancy: Vice Principal

Date 07 Jun 2019
Company Enchi College Of Education
Location Cape Coast
Job Type Fixed term (Renewable)

Job Description

The Governing Council of Enchi College of Education announces the search for a dynamic, innovative, research and business-oriented person with proven academic and administrative abilities to be appointed as Vice Principal of Enchi College of Education. The successful applicant shall be expected to assume duty by September 1, 2019.

The College has a student population of over 1072 and staff strength of 84. It has the vision of developing into a national centre of excellence in teacher preparation. Currently, the College offers the Diploma in Basic Education programme (General and French) and the Bachelor of Education programme in the following subjects:

  • French and English 

  • French and Ghanaian Language 

  • English and Ghanaian language 

  • Geography, RME and History 

The Position:

The Vice Principal is the Deputy Academic and Administrative Head of the College. He/She is responsible for assisting the Principal in organising and conducting the academic, financial and administrative business of the College in accordance with the College of Education Act, the Harmonised Statutes for Colleges of Education, the decisions of Council and the Academic Board as well as other national laws and regulations. He/She also assists the Principal in maintaining and promoting efficiency in the College. 

Tenure of Office:

  • The successful applicant should be able to complete at least one term of four years before attaining the compulsory retirement age. 

Conditions of Service

  • The terms and conditions of office will be specified in the instrument of appointment.

Required Skills or Experience

As a College with the mission of preparing competent and reflective professional teachers for basic schools, Enchi College of Education seeks a Vice Principal with outstanding and distinguished academic and administrative record. 

Specifically, the applicants must: 

  • Be at least a Senior Tutor in a College of Education or a Deputy Director in the Ghana Education Service or a Senior Lecturer in a Teacher Education University 

  • Have a minimum of a Research Master's Degree in Education. A Ph.D. degree in Education will be an added advantage. 

  • Have at least seven (7) years administrative experience at the tertiary level of education, with good knowledge and understanding of the challenges facing the Colleges of Education in particular and tertiary education in Ghana in general. 

  • Be a distinguished master teacher and scholar in Teaching and Learning 

  • Exhibit a high sense of industry, leadership and organisational skills, with a capacity to motivate and direct staff. 

  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills with capacity to manage and control crisis situation. 

  • Be sober, mature and with a drive for sound and impartial judgement. 

  • Have a good character and high degree of personal and professional integrity. 

  • Show evidence of publications in a relevant peer-reviewed journal(s), books and conference proceedings.

How To Apply

  • Interested applicants should send two (2) copies of their curriculum vitae, with contact address, e-mail, fax, telephone number(s), qualifications, working experience, list of publications, etc. 

  • Applicants should submit, in a minimum of two (2) pages and a maximum of six (6) pages of A4 paper in double spacing type-written a succinct statement of how they would support the Principal in achieving his vision for the College. 

  • Applicants should request three (3) referees to submit reports on them to the address below by the closing date. 

  • The closing date for the submission of applications is Friday, 5th July, 2017. 

  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

  • Applications should be addressed to: 

The Chairman 

Search Committee for Vice Principal 

C/o Centre for Teacher Professional Development 

University Post Office 

University of Cape Coast 

Cape Coast 


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