Admission Requirements

A. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO FIRST DEGREE
PROGRAMMES

1. Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSSCE), West African Senior
School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and General Business Certificate Examination
(GBCE)

The general requirements for admission of WASSCE, SSSCE and GBCE candidates to first degree programmes are three (3) credit passes in three core subjects and three (3) credit passes in three relevant elective subjects.

SSSCE Candidates Credit Passes (A-D) in six (6) subjects comprising three core
subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, plus three (3) relevant elective
subjects.

WASSCE Candidates Credit Passes (A1-C6) in six (6) subjects comprising three core
subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, plus three (3) relevant elective
subjects.

GBCE Candidates Credit Passes (A-D) in six (6) subjects comprising three core subjects
including English Language and Mathematics plus three (3) relevant elective subjects

 

2. General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level Candidates

Passes in three (3) subjects (at least, one of the passes should be Grade D or better). Also, the
applicant must have had credit passes (Grade 6) in five GCE Ordinary Level subjects including
English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject (for non-science students) and an Arts
subject (for Science students).

 

3. Admission of Higher National Diploma (HND) Candidates to First Degree
Programmes

Applicant must have graduated with a good HND certificate (i.e. at least 2nd Class Lower
Division). In addition, the applicant must have acquired a 2-year post-HND qualification
working experience. Institutions under mentorship will follow their Mentor Institutions’ practice with regard to entry levels for HND applicants.

Other Diploma qualifications from elsewhere assessed to be equivalent to HND may be similarly considered.

 

4. Advanced Business Certificate Examination (ABCE) Candidates

Full Diploma Certificate in ABCE. Also, the applicant must have had credit passes in five (5)
subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies in the
General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE) or Senior Secondary School Certificate
Examination (SSSCE) or West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations
(WASSCE). ABCE candidates may be considered for admission at level 200 of a degree
programme.

 

5. Mature Students’ Entry

Mature students entry avenues to tertiary education provide opportunities for people who could not do so earlier in their lives to further their education at the tertiary level after some years in the workplace.

  1. The applicant must be at least 25 years old, and show proof of age with birth certificate or
    any legitimate documentary proof of date of birth which is at least 5 years old at the time
    of application;
  2. The applicant must pass Mature Students’ Entrance Examinations.

 

B. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO DIPLOMA
PROGRAMMES

SSSCE Holders

  1. Six (6) Passes (A –D) in all subjects, including English and Mathematics.
  2. For areas of specialization, three (3) of the Passes must be in relevant subjects.

 

WASSCE Holders

  1. Six (6) Passes (A1 – D7) in all subjects, three (3) of which should be credit Passes (C6) or better.
  2. It must be noted, however, that certain courses may require credit passes (C6) or better, in other relevant courses.

 

C. PROFESSIONAL AND OTHER ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS

All professional certificates and any other qualifications beyond the ones specified above must be referred to the National Accreditation Board for the establishment of their equivalencies, to determine their eligibility for admission to tertiary education institutions – universities, university colleges, polytechnics, etc.

D. FOREIGN QUALIFICATIONS

All foreign qualifications should be referred to the National Accreditation Board (NAB) for determination of equivalences and eligibility for admission to tertiary institutions in Ghana (National Accreditation Board Act, 2007 [Act 744 (2(2b)]).

It should be noted that the American SAT, TOEFL etc. cannot in themselves be acceptable as
entry qualifications into Ghanaian tertiary educational institutions.

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