A. MINIMUM REOUREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO FIRST AEGREE 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.
i.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.
ii.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.
iii.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
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4. Advanced Business Certificate Examination (ABCE) CandidatesFull Diploma Certificate in ABCE. Also, the applicant must have had credit pass in five(5) subject 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’ EntryMature 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. Such applicants should normally not exceed 5% (for Public Tertiary Educational Institutions) and 20% (for Private Tertiary Educational Institutions) of the total admissions of an institution in a given academic year.
i. 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;
ii. For admission into chartered institutions, applicant must pass Mature Students' Entrance Examinations conducted by the institution itself (English Language, Mathematics and an Aptitude Test);
iii. In the case of non-chartered institutions, the examinations will be moderated and the marked scripts, vetted by their Mentor Institution. In lieu of such examinations, the applicant should show proof of credit passes in English Language and Mathematics in WASSCE or any other nationally recognized standard High School level examinations (for qualifications from countries outside WAEC's aegis).
B. MINIMUM, REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES.
1. SSSCE Holders
i. Six(6) Passes (A - D) in all subjects, including English and Mathematics
ii. For areas of specialization, three (3) of the Passes must be in relevant subjects.
2. WASSCE Holders
i. Six(6) Passes (A1 – D7) in all subjects, including English Language and Mathematics; and
ii. Must possess a minimum of C6 in: any three (3) of the passes relevant to the area of specialization,
C. DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS STUDIES (DBS) CANDIDATES
Four (4) WASSCE credit passes (A1-C6) or four SSSCE passes (A-D) including English Language and Mathematics, plus the DBS qualification could be used as entry qualification for relevant Higher National Diploma programmes.
Diploma in Business Studies (DBS) qualification cannot, in itself, be used for admission into first degree programmes.
D. 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.
E. ACCESS COURSE FOR ADMISSION TO HND SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING PROGRAMMES
The National Board for Professional and Technician Examinations and polytechnics will organize access courses for SSSCE/WASSCE holders who could not obtain the grades required for direct entry into tertiary institutions, to foster their enrollment into Higher National Diploma Science and Engineering programmes.
It should be noted that the American SAT, TOEFL etc. cannot in themselves be acceptable as entry qualifications into Ghanaian tertiary educational institutions.
F. 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)])).
Pursuant to the approved minimum entry requirements:
I. Please note the slight amendments to the admission requirements of the various Diploma-awarding institutions
II. All public and private accredited tertiary education institutions are required in their advertisement for application for admission to indicate the approved minimum admission requirements to guide prospective applicants.
III. When in doubt, prospective applicants are advised to check from the National Accreditation Board whether the institution they intend to apply to and programme they intend to pursue are duly accredited.
IV. Any person, who disregards the admission policy and the advice herein, does so at their own risk.