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.
Passes in three (3) subjects (at least, one of the passes should be Grade D or better). In addition, 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).
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-HIND 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.
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. 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.
Six (6) Passes (AI- D7) in all subjects, including English Language and Mathematics; and Must possess a minimum of C6 in any three (3) of the passes relevant to the area of specialization,
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.
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.
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
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(2)]
It should be noted that the American SAT, TOEFL etc, cannot in themselves be acceptable as entry qualifications into Ghanaian tertiary educational institutions.Pursuant to the approved minimum entry requirements
Note:The public, especially, institutions, parents and students are hereby advised to take note and adhere to the above stated requirements. Non-compliance will lead to the withdrawal of unqualified students.
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