CPCE unable to accommodate increased applicants
The Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) received over 1,847 applications for the 2016/2017 academic year. However, it is unable to accommodate all of the students. Therefore, priority will be given to persons who are already serving in the system.
According to the Ministry of Education, the Collect is currently interviewing prospective students.
Subject to a process of verification, 721 candidates have the requisite academic entry qualifications for the Associate Degree in Education (Two Years) Programme, while 574 of them applied for this Programme pending results.
The Associate Degree in Education (One Year) Programme attracted 77 applications, 50 of whom have the requisite academic entry qualification, while 30 of the 125 persons who applied for the Trained Teachers Certificate (Three Years) Programme have the requisite academic entry qualifications.
“Given the overwhelming number of qualified applicants and in keeping with the needs of the Education System, priority is being given to eligible applicants who are currently serving in the system. Applicants from the riverain and hinterland areas and applicants for the secondary level in critical subject areas such as Mathematics, Home Economics, Industrial Technology, Information Technology, Physical Education, Modern Languages, Music and Science will also be given priority” a statement from the Ministry said.
It was noted that other applicants will be selected based on the needs of the Administrative Region in which they intend to serve following completion of their Programme.
However, eligible applicants who are not selected this year and are still desirous of pursuing teacher education and training at CPCE in 2017, will not be required to reapply and will automatically gain a point.
CPCE said it regrets any inconvenience caused.
The standard entry requirement at CPCE are that students be accepted with five Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Examination subjects including English and Mathematics or six subjects, including Mathematics and English, at two sittings.