University Primary School

University Post Office

University of Cape Coast

TELEPHONE NUMBER: 233-3321-31382

EMAIL: aggiegyimah @yahoo. com




Contact Address 1

Table of Contents 1

School facilities in pictures1

1:0Introduction UCC Primary School 4

1:1Vision of UCC Primary School4

1:2Mission of UCC Primary School 4 – 5

1:3Educational Facilities 5

1:4Staff 5

1:5Curriculum 7

1:6Opening and Closing Times7

1:7Community Level Stakeholders 7

1:8School Code of Discipline 7 - 8



Co-curricular Activities in pictures

Speech day Activities in pictures

Carol service in pictures

1:12Special occasions8 - 9

Speech and Prize-Giving Day/Open Day

Carol Sevice

1:13Fees 9

1:14Default in fee payment 9

2:0Admission Entry Requirement10

2:1Admission Procedure 10 - 11

2:1:1Requirement for P1 Admission11

2:1:2Requirement for Mid-Stream Admission12 - 24

2:1:3Time-Table for Placement Test 24

3:0Submission of Completed Forms25

3:1Appreciation 25

4:0Undertaking for Admission 25




University Primary School is a wing of the University of Cape Coast Basic Schools. It is set up to benefit mainly the staff of the University of Cape Coast. The school is located within the University of Cape Coast Campus (near the West Gate)

The school was established in September, 1964 as a co-education institution. It was designed to operate as an experimental and demonstration day institution under the Faculty of Education. The school has multiple streams from classes one (P1) to six (P6).


Our vision as a school is to become a Primary School of academic excellence, providing quality education to meet the aspiration of all stakeholders.


Our mission is to provide the best primary education to the pupils as envisaged by all stakeholders of the University Primary School. This will be achieved by implementing the best practices in the delivery of primary education that is geared towards the achievement of quality teaching and learning.

The mission would be achieved by:

  • Ensuring that the fundamental objective of primary education namely: literacy and numeracy skills, are achieved.
  • Recruiting and retaining the best staff
  • Improving the infrastructure and providing for a healthy school environment.
  • Applying the best teaching methods to enhance pupils’ learning.
  • Providing constant in-service training to make the teachers effective in their class instruction to reflect the vision of the school.
  • Ensuring that the staff are well motivated and enjoy a conducive work environment.
  • Forging a closer link with the Department of Basic Education (UCC) to support the school in the provision of quality education. (ie. in-service training for the teachers, providing supervision and monitoring of performance in the school)
  • Maintaining a high premium in the performance of sports, moral training and other co-curricular activities.


The facilities in the school include:

  • Modern classrooms – all classrooms are well lighted, have ceiling fans, white boards and equipment for


  • Maximum class size of 35.
  • Well furnished classrooms – each child has a table and a chair.
  • A library for pupils.
  • Computer Laboratories – one LCD computer to a child.
  • Internet facility.
  • Separate classrooms for the teaching of Music, Arts, sewing and Science (under construction)
  • A canteen.
  • Sports and recreation eg. Football field, lawn tennis court, netball and volley ball courts and table tennis facility.
  • A fence wall to safeguard the security of pupils. A security man works from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. He helps pupils to cross to either side of the highway where necessary.
  • A serene and hygienic environment for academic work.
  • Special class for slow learners and high achievers.
  • Co-curricular activities ie. Clubs eg. Fire cadet, drama, writers club, cultural troupe, readwide, goodnews, school band etc.
  • Compound has an attractive landscaping-lawns and hedges pavement walk-ways –to eliminate dust and provide, for a healthy congenial environment for learning.
  • Modern and hygienic washrooms.


The teaching staff of the school is of high academic and professional qualification. The academic/professional background of staff ranges from Master of Philosophy to Diploma in Education. Many of the teachers are experienced and have commitment to the provision of quality education delivery.


Subject teachers teach the upper primary classes. (ie. P4 – P6) and other specialized subject (ie. disciplines such as PE, French, Creative Arts and Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Again, subject teachers teach P. E. French, Creative Arts and ICT in the Lower Primary classes.


There are, however, class teacher’s for the lower primary classes (ie. P1 – P3). Class teachers are assigned to the upper primary classes to take care of the other needs of pupils in the class.


A number of personnel including class assistants, administrative staff and sanitary staff; support the teaching staff to achieve the vision of the school.


The school’s curriculum is the one prescribed by Ghana Education Service (GES).The GES standard course of study for primary school provides the core of University Primary School academic programme. Additional subjects such as Religious Education, French and Music are structured and fused into the school’s time-table to provide for better foundation in Junior High School (JHS) curriculum for these subjects.


As a result of the varied languages spoken by teachers and pupils the English Language is used as the medium of instruction for all classes and subjects except Ghanaian Language.


The school operates from 7:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. each working school day.

Afternoon classes continue from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day except on Fridays when school section ends at 2:00 p.m.

The afternoon classes (extended teaching) provide for remediation and enrichment programme for pupil’s academic enhancement.


The school has a very active Parent/Teacher Association (PTA) and School Management Committee (SMC).

The PTA and SMC collaborate well with the staff of the school in achieving the vision and mission of the school. The PTA and SMC meet at least once in each term. Parents are obliged to attend the PTA meetings to contribute to the development of the school.


  • All pupils are required to use a prescribed uniform.
  • All girls wear hair short. No plaiting/braiding and perming is allowed. No chemical is applied to the hair.

(Applicants who keep their hair braided/permed are not considered for admission).


Discipline is a hall mark to achieving academic excellence. Pupils admitted to the school are expected to conform to the code of discipline outlined in their letters of admission.


Pupils are promoted to the next class at the beginning of each academic year after successfully achieving a year’s standard performance in their class.


Pupil’s whose academic performance falls below an acceptable standard of achievement are counseled together with their parents to repeat the class. Again, pupils who fail to meet the minimum target for pupil attendance within the year are made to repeat. Similarly, pupils who fail to write end of term examinations on two consecutive times are asked to repeat the class.


Open Day

Parents visit the school each term of the academic year to inspect children’s exercises and interact with teachers on the performance of pupils and their general behaviour in school.

Speech and Prize-Giving Day

Speech and Prize-Giving Days are held at the end of each academic year to acknowledge and honour hardworking pupils and staff of the school.

Note: Parents have the responsibility to attend such meetings.

Carol Service

At the end of the first term of each academic year the school holds a service of nine lessons and carols to remember the birth of Jesus Christ. Parents are often invited to join the pupils to celebrate the occasion.


School fees are charged by School Management. The PTA also levies members to support the school.

Fees are paid fully for the year. (1) Where Parents are unable to do so termly. (2) They are permitted to do so, based on negotiations. All fees due (in each term) are settled from the date of vacation up to the date of re-opening. Fees that are paid termly are not paid in parts. The 2011/2012 academic year fees charged are as follows:

Staff (Biological) : GH¢228.00 P/A

Staff ward and Non-staff: GH¢288.00 P/A

Note: The fees for 2012/2013 academic year is yet to be determined.


In the event of a parent defaulting in the payment of fees as indicated, the child is prevented from attending classes until at least a term’s fee is paid in full. This happens after parents have been given a month’s moratorium.

Pupils who stay out of school for two weeks are deemed to have left the school.

Newly admitted pupils are not given the concession. The fees is paid fully at the beginning of the academic year.


The major entry point to the school is Primary One. However, newly appointed staff of the University and those returning from study leave/sabbatical leave have their children/wards admitted to other classes when there is a vacancy.

Admission to the Primary School is through a competitive entrance examination to any of the classes. The examination is conducted in May/June each year. Admission to mid-stream classes (P2 – P6) is done only where vacancy exists.

Parents of successful applicants are required to submit an acceptance/undertaking form to the Headteacher. Fees of successful applicants are also required to be paid by a given date. Failure to adhere to regulations pertaining to fee payment is taken as not being interested in the admission offered to the applicant. Admission offered to applicants cannot be deferred.


Application letters for admission is received from September to May where admission for the ensuing year is opened.

1. The applicant has to be 5 years 9 months to 7 years by

September in the case of Primary one pupils.

2. Applicants to Primary one should have had kindergarten

education for two (2) years. Where a child is repeated in

Kindergarten, a maximum of three (3) years Kindergarten

education is accepted.

3. A photocopy of the child’s/ward’s birth certificate should

be attached to the completed application form.

4. Each applicant should provide a self addressed stamped

envelope (notwithstanding the location of the applicant).

5. Photocopies of terms one and two class terminal report for

class 2 – 6 applicants only.

6. Applicants take a placement assessment test in

Mathematics and English Language for Primary One.

Applicant to other classes take Natural or Integrated

Science in addition to the two subject stated for Primary



The applicant to Primary One, should have the following background in English Language (literacy) and Mathematics (numeracy):


  • Write/his name appropriately in manuscript.
  • Identify the letters of the English alphabet for both the lower and upper case with their associated sounds.
  • Associate the letters of the English alphabet with objects.
  • Recognize likeness/differences is letter of the alphabet and words.
  • Read at least the 12 Dolch Basic Sight words (eg. in, he, it, I, on, the, is, am, a, to,etc.)
  • Write/read two or three-letter words. Eg: is, man, up etc.
  • Identify missing detail(s), missing objects from a group.
  • Understand and use the basic concepts as in the preposition “on, under, in and near”.
  • Copy short/simple sentences appropriately with ascenders and decenders. It is a game.
  • Recognize similar objects and letter forms regardless of size.
  • Point to an object and described it as small, bigger and biggest in a given order.
  • Follow a picture in a sequence.
  • Recognize sounds and letters that are same/different.


i.Sort different objects (seeds, tins, bottle top) into group and

described them as more/less than, as many as (equal to)

ii.Order objects from the smallest to the largest.

iii.Write missing numbers in series of given numbers, eg. 1, 2, 3, ……, 5,------etc.

iv.Find the group with has fewer/more objects by matching twogroups or numbers.

v.Use the number line to identify number patterns.

vi. Count objects in each group (of not more than 10 objects in a group)

i.Assign the numerals 0 – 9 with corresponding group of objects.

ii.Make patterns by using plane shapes.

iii. Find differences among objects.

iv. Match group of objects that are equal.

v.Complete given patterns eg. 00-000=0000….

vi.Use ordinal numbers to describe the position of objects in row (up to 5th position).

vii.Tell which of two objects is taller, longer, shorter than or as long as ie. using the appropriate vocabulary of language to describe length of objects.

viii.Compare the size of two containers using the appropriate words. Eg. Full, big, etc.

x. Identify the basic plane shapes and primary colours.

xi. Read and write numeral 1 – 50.

xii. Match the correct number name to its numeral.

xiii. Identify objects that have round or have straight edges.

xiv.Put two groups of objects together (not exceeding a total of 5).


Admission to any mid-stream class (2 – 6) is done through a competitive entrance examination where places are available. The test becomes necessary due to limited space and also to verify the entry behaviours of the prospective pupils.

NOTE: Few places are reserved solely for children and registered wards of newly recruited staff and staff returning from study leave.

Applicants seeking admission to primary classes 2 – 6 should:

i. have studied adequately in the previous class(es)

ii. be able to answer questions based on the syllabus of the

applicant’s recent class for the first and second terms in the

following subjects:

NaturalScience or Integrated Science, English language and Mathematics. The child’s knowledge in the study of French will be an advantage to him/her when admitted.

NOTE:There are limited places for admission to any of the mid -

stream classes in the school



Candidates should revise on topics in the following areas which has been selected from the primary two syllabus:


  • Talking about oneself – ie. name, age, school, where one lives, school one attends etc.
  • Appropriate greetings and responses.
  • Using days of the week (Mon – Sun) appropriately eg. Monday comes before Tuesday;The day after Friday is Saturday.
  • Making polite requests. Eg. May I go out, please.
  • Identifying naming words in simple sentences. Eg. this is an egg.
  • Using the verb ‘to be’ in simple sentences. Eg. she is singing. They are singing.
  • Positive and negative statements eg.

- Positive: This is a bird

- Negative: This is not a bird.

  • Using simple prepositions appropriately in sentences. Eg. The book is in a box.

-Stand behind the door.

  • Writing two, three or four –letter words from a given word eg.

(i) Takoradi [or, at, rot, dark, ark, it, raid]

(ii) Protect[rot, pot, cot, to, pet top]

  • Hand Writing: copying a given sentence appropriately using

descenders and ascenders


  • Describing group of objects eg.

A group of ………..pencils.

  • Describing group of objects using more than or less than


The first group is less than the second group

  • Completing sentences with <, > or = eg. 1473 ……..7
  • Putting two groups of objects together .eg

and is 3 + 1 = 4

3 + 1 =4

  • Finding missing number. Eg. 10 + 1 = , 5 + = 6

5 + 4 = 9

  • Find numbers on the number line. Eg.
  • Solving problems on addition

Eg. Vincent has six computers and Ekow has 2 computers. How many computers do the two friends have altogether?

  • Finding missing number eg. 6 – 5 =
  • Solving problems on subtraction.

Eg. Abena has six pencils. She gives 2 to Joel. How many pencils does Abena have now?

  • Ordinals of numbers

Eg. 4th, 5th, _____, 7th, 8th, _____ .

  • Counting and reading in Tens and ones.

Eg. How many tens and ones?



ten and ones

  • Matching numerals to their number names.

Eg. 20 = twenty

  • Collecting and handling data.
  • Time
  • Fractions. Eg. What fraction is shaded?



- Living and non-living things

- Listing differences between plants and animals

- Local plants and their used.

- Some uses of animals

- Some uses of non-living things

- Determining the heaviness or lightness of different sizes of

same/different objects.

- Telling the time on an analogue or digital clock

- Naming objects found in the sky.

- What a battery does in an electronic toy.

- Personal hygiene.

- Uses of food.

- Uses of sunlight.

- Energy giving foods.

- Protective foods.

-foods that give energy, make us grow and protect our bodies.



Candidates should revise on topics such as:

  • Vocabulary
  • Developing simple words (one, two, three, four-letter words or more) from a given word

Eg. mango [man, go, an, am, on] etc.

  • Composition: Descriptive essay. Examples: my father, my school, myself
  • Comprehension: Read and answer a short passage from the P2 English reader. Title of Book is …………..
  • Handwriting: copy a given sentence appropriately in given lines
  • Spelling: completing given words with appropriate letters to make them meaningful.


  • Matching groups with numbers

eg. How many members?

Cups = ______

  • Sequence of numbers eg. complete 2, 4, 6, 8, _____, _____
  • Finding missing numbers on the number line


  • Comparing numbers using the sings <, =, >. Eg.24 42,

9 + 6 8 + 7