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About Us

The Department of Political Science Education aims to become a department of excellence that prepares teachers who demonstrate a high sense of integrity, hard work and dedication to work in the education sector and industry as a whole, as well as project the image of the University through teaching, research and community service in Ghana, Africa and beyond. The Department currently has nineteen (19) Lecturers made up of one professor, four (4) Senior Lecturers, twelve (12) Lecturers, and two (2) Assistant Lecturers. Out of the nineteen (19) full-time Lecturers, one is an Associate Professor, fourteen (14) of them have PhD degrees and five (5) have M.Phil. Degrees. Four (4) out of the MPhil holders are currently enrolled on PhD programmes and are at different stages of their research. In addition, the department has one non-teaching staff who is an Assistant Registrar and five (5) national service personnel, who are replaced on yearly basis.


There has been a growing interest in the subject since the inception of the then Department of Social Sciences Education in the 2000/2001 academic year at the University of Education, Winneba. The Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Education programme is crucial for the growing number of applicants interested in the subject, and in the process produce graduates to meet the demands of the emerging Colleges of Education and Senior Secondary Schools in the country. The Department of Political Science Education was created in 2011 following the split of the then Social Sciences Education Department into four different Departments namely Political Science Education, History Education, Economics Education and Geography Education. As part of this development, the Department of Political Science Education started running the BA in Political Science Education programme (with Social Studies Education, Economics Education, Geography Education and History Education as minor areas) in 2011. Furthermore, the Department started the Master of Philosophy in Political Science Education programme in 2019. Moreover, as part of the Department’s aim to be multidisciplinary in line with current developments in curriculum, instruction and the recognition of national and international aspirations for growth and development, we are currently working tirelessly for accreditation to run a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Political Science Education as soon as possible.


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