Admission Into Ghana university with 5 credits in WAEC!
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The University of Ghana is a co-educational secular institution of higher learning, offering a wide range of academic programmes to which it admits applicants with different academic back-grounds. The University’s academic programmes cover sub-degree certificates/diplomas, bachelors’ degrees, masters’ and doctoral degrees. As a policy, the University admits applicants from all races and nationalities, irrespective of their religious, cultural, social or ethnic persuasions. There is no minimum age limit for admission to any of the approved programmes of study in the University of Ghana.
Applicants for admission must have obtained at least passes in Core English, Core Mathematics, Core Social Studies, Core Integrated Science and two electives at the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE) or West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSSCE) or the Post-Secondary Teachers Certificate ‘A’ of the Ministry of Education of Ghana or any relevant professional qualification approved by the Academic Board. Other suitable candidates who pass a special qualifying examination may be admitted. In addition, candidates must have satisfied approved departmental requirements.
The general requirements for entry to Levels 100 and 200 of the bachelor’s degree programmes are as follows:
i. Senior Secondary School Certificate: Passes in the four core subjects, namely, English, Mathematics, Integrated Science, and Social Studies and Three Elective Subjects, with an aggregate score of 24 or better in the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSSCE) or West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSSCE).
ii. Other Qualifications: Other qualifications include International Baccalaurette (IB), IGCSE, GCSE the American Grades 12 and 13 examinations and other external qualifications which have equivalences to the SSSCE or the WASSSCE. Candidates with external qualifications (other than the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) GCE ‘O’ and ‘A’ Levels) are admitted to either Level 100 or Level 200, depending on the nature of qualification and their equivalences to local qualifications.
iii. MATURE STUDENTS:
Mature persons applying for admission, who do not satisfy the approved requirements, must have the minimum age of 30 years at the time of submitting their applications. Successful candidates are selected on the basis of a competitive selection examination in English (Essay, Comprehension, Grammar and Usage) and General Paper (Quantitative Methods, Critical & Logical Thinking and Current Affairs).
The candidate has an overall grade not below C in each whole examination. Successful candidates are admitted to Level 200.
must be satisfied. Normally, bachelor’s degree courses (BA, BSc, BMus, BFA) are of a 6-Semester (3-year) duration for candidates with certificates of the General Certificate of Education and its equivalent, and an 8-Semester (4-year) duration for candidates who possess the Senior Secondary School certificate or its equivalent. The post-first degree Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree has a 4-semester (2-year) duration.
The Bachelor’s degrees in Medicine and Dentistry normally last 11 semesters (5½ years). Bachelors’ degrees in Business, Agriculture, Arts, Law, Science and Social Studies are classified (First Class, Second Class-Upper Division, Second Class-Lower Division, Third Class and Pass). Degrees are awarded with Honours to candidates who attain Third Class or higher. The Bachelor of Science in the Medical Sciences [BSc Med. Sci], Bachelor’s degrees in Medicine and Surgery (MB ChB), Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) as well as BSc in Allied Health Sciences are not classified. They may, however, be awarded with Distinction or Credit in the various disciplinary subjects.
Applicants for admission to higher degrees must hold good bachelors’ degrees in appropriate subjects. All higher degrees are open to graduates of other approved universities. For Master of Philosophy degrees, at least two semesters must be spent studying in the university. For PhD, at least two semesters for graduates of the University of Ghana and at least four semesters for those of other universities must be spent in this university. Thereafter, subject to approval by the Board of Graduate Studies, candidates may pursue their studies outside the University. Master of Arts is of a two-semester full-time or four-semester part-time duration.
VISITING STUDENTSHIP (SPECIAL ADMISSIONS):
This operates under the principle of Academic Credit Transfer, requiring the recognition by one higher educational institution of courses, study periods and examinations which have been completed by another higher educational institution. Under this scheme, students who have completed two years of higher education at their overseas Universities are admitted to spend a third year of study at the University of Ghana under close supervision of the host institution, after which they return to complete their final year at their home university. Acceptance is normally based on the applicant’s previous academic record and his/her pro-posed programme. Applicants must have an academic record that is above average. Credits earned under this special study programme are transferable. To be eligible for participation in this programme, therefore, one must have obtained a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 point scale.
Non-members of the University may be admitted to part of courses for up to one session/ semester, subject to the approval of the Dean of Faculty and the Head of Department concerned, and upon payment of a fee. Such persons are not eligible to take university examinations.
The University attaches great importance to the cross-cultural experience that is made possible by the presence of foreign students on campus. The successful participation of international students in our courses has helped us to acquire an excellent reputation for the quality of our teaching and research and of our student care services. We pride ourselves on the attention given to the individual needs of our students, whatever their cultural backgrounds. Foreign students may pursue courses towards the award of University of Ghana degrees, or as visiting students, study for the degrees of their own universities. Foreign students may be admitted if they hold qualifications equivalent to those listed above. Evidence of a command of the English Language at the ordinary level of the GCE or its equivalent is required. There is a one-year English proficiency course (without specific entry requirements) for candidates who do not have the requisite English background.
The University admits students who are already enrolled in other Universities, both local and foreign. Such students transfer from their university to the University of Ghana to complete their course of study for a degree/diploma of the University of Ghana. A student transferring from one university to this university should accumulate a minimum study period of 4 semes-ters as a full time student in this university before he/she becomes eligible for graduation. The classification of the degree will be based only on the courses taken at this University.
REGISTRATION AND ORIENTATION:
The University requires all Freshmen to report at least one week before the commencement of the academic year to go through a process of registration and orientation. Orientation is compulsory for all freshmen. Registration also takes place at the same period, concurrently with orientation. All students are required to register fully with the Hall of Residence/Attachment, the Academic Affairs Directorate and in the Faculty/Department.
All enquiries about admissions should be addressed to:
The Director (Academic Affairs Directorate),
University of Ghana,
P. O. Box LG 25,