Admissions Into Diploma in General Agriculture (Sandwich)

Starting March 29, 2017 - Ending March 29, 2018

The University of Ghana will run the Diploma in General Agriculture (Sandwich) programme on the main University Campus at Legon, at the School of Agriculture (College of Basic & Applied Sciences), during the long vacation - June to August 2017. The Diploma in Agriculture is a 3-Semester (long vacations) intensive programme. As part of the programme, students will also be required to undertake a 12-week field attachment on a recognized farm, Research Institute or related institutions after the second semester.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The following 3 categories of applicants may apply:

Category A

     i.   WASSCE/SSSCE Applicants:

SSSCE Holders:

a. Passes (A-D) in six (6) subjects, including English Language, Mathematics and    Science; and

b.   At least three (3) of the subjects may include one or two of Chemistry, Physics and Elective Mathematics.

WASSCE Holders:

  1. Passes (A1-D7) in six (6) subjects, including English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science; and
  2. At least three (3) of the passes may include one or two of Chemistry, Physics and Elective Mathematics. Applicants in this category will not be required to take any entrance examination. Selection will be based on results submitted by the close of applications.
  3. Applicants who have a pass in only one or two of the elective subjects under (b) should in addition have a minimum of D or D7 in one or two of the following subjects:

Biology

General Agriculture

Crop Husbandry and Horticulture

Forestry, Animal Husbandry

Economics

Geography

Fisheries

 

Category B

Applicants who have Post-Secondary Teacher Training Certificate ‘A’ or Agricultural College Certificate will not be required to write any entrance examination. Selection will be based on certificates which are available by the close of applications. Applicants in this category are required to scan and attach their certificate to the online application form.        

 

Category C

Applicants who do not meet the requirements under categories A or B stated above will be required to write and pass a competitive entrance examination to be conducted by the School of Agriculture, University of Ghana, Legon.

 

HOW TO APPLY

i) GHANAIAN APPLICANTS RESIDENT IN GHANA

University of Ghana online application E-VOUCHERS can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢200.00 at the following banks: Ecobank, HFC Bank, ADB, GCB, Zenith Bank, Merchant Bank, UniBank, Prudential Bank, Universal Merchant Bank and Fidelity Bank, and follow the instructions given. After the application has been submitted on-line, the e-voucher should be kept in a safe place as it may be required by applicants when assessing their admission status at a later date.

 

ii)  GHANAIANS APPLYING FROM ABROAD

Ghanaians applying from abroad should visit the University’s website at http://admission.ug.edu.gh and follow the instructions given.

 

All relevant certificates are to be scanned and attached to the online application form. All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00. This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the University of Ghana ECOBANK Account. Details of the Account are:

 

                        Account Name:                       University of Ghana Foreign Students Account

                        Account Number:                   0161014409780401

                        Bank Details:                          Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch

                        Swift:                                      ECOCGHAC

 

            Or        International Transfer through Ecobank (0161014409780401 or 0161094409780403

 

                        Or        Payment with Credit Card on the GT payment platform

 

The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/results slips should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application form.

Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.      

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS

All applicants must ensure that their online applications are correctly filled and receipt acknowledged on submission. Where in doubt please contact the School of Agriculture, University of Ghana, Legon.

DEADLINE

Applications for the Diploma in General Agriculture Programmes must be submitted by Monday April 24, 2017.

Category C applicants who will be writing the Competitive Entrance Examination are expected to report for the examination at 8.00AM ON SATURDAY April 29, 2017 at the School of Agriculture, University of Ghana, Legon.

 

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