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Admission Policy For Undergraduate Programmes

MISSION

The Admissions Unit is to facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of GCTU’s admission programs, policies and procedures to produce students who are highly qualified to occupy responsible positions in the ever-increasing competitive socio-cultural and political environment.


STUDENTS SELECTION, ENROLMENT AND INDUCTION/ORIENTATION POLICY AND PROCEDURES

Purpose

This procedure describes the process whereby GCTU selects, enrolls and inducts students.

Scope

The procedure applies to all students seeking enrolment in and/or those enrolled in courses within GCTU’s scope of registration.

Responsible parties

The Admission’s Unit and other Departments are responsible for the control and implementation of this procedure.


BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF TERMINOLOGIES

 

Pre-enrolment: This is used to describe a ‘stage of enquiry’ where a prospective student is expected to receive as much information as possible in order to make an informed decision and selection of the course of study.

 

Enrolment: This stage occurs when the student’s application has been received, selected, processed and endorsed. Thereafter, all qualified candidates are notified in writing, by telephone calls and by posting a list of successful candidates on the website regarding the state of their application.

 

Student Induction: Students are inducted on the first week at GCTU. This involves a number of orientation activities. At the induction, new students learn about institutional policies, processes, practices, culture and values. Students who are unable to attend the induction are directed to the student Service Unit or GCTU website for further information.

 

Diversity Strategy: GCTU is obliged and committed to the provision of education and services for people of all cultures, age, gender and interests.

To meet this commitment, GCTU has defined the scope of its capabilities within the Code of Practice in the Academic Policy.  These set out for all stakeholders, the GCTU’s intentions to manage the needs of individuals as learners, to encourage and promote the value of diversity in learning and to develop and implement a range of instruments to ensure fair access and equity for all students.

 

POLICY STATEMENT

The offer of accredited Programs requires a minimum standard of student services and support.  These services are to be delivered at pre-enrolment, enrolment and during the progress of studying.

At Pre – Enrolment stage, enquires are made by prospective applicants. The prospective applicants are given enough information as possible in order to make informed decision and selection of course of study.

At Enrolment, new students are informed of their rights and obligations as students of GCTU.

During this period, students’ selection processes are documented and implemented in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements.  These processes are underpinned by diversity strategy and GCTU policies and procedures governing student selection.

 

  • The University has laid down in a Code of Practice, all responsibilities to its students for the conduct of education services provided and will provide access to this document on the website or on request of a hardcopy.

 

  • The University will promote all policies and procedures implemented to assure the education services provided and will make available to prospective and current students a documented guide to this information.

 

  • GCTU will comply and promote its responsibilities with all relevant laws and regulations on matters of:
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Workplace harassment, victimization and bullying
  • Antidiscrimination, including equal opportunity, racial vilification, disability and discrimination
  • Privacy
  • The University will provide additional support and welfare services or refer students to external agencies where personal difficulties are impacting on their studies.

 

PROCEDURES

 

  • Pre-Enrolment

All potential students shall be provided with Student Handbook that details accredited course/code and units of study. Students’ Handbooks are to be accompanied by general course information (or details of access through website) detailing at least:

  • Selection processes
  • Fees and charges
  • Provision for language and literacy assistance
  • Learning support arrangements
  • Learning strategies and methods.
  • Welfare and guidance services
  • Appeals and complaints processes

 

Prospective student enquiries are to be directed to the Admissions staff or to other Department’s staff who have the appropriate course knowledge.  Prospective students are to be encouraged to discuss with the Admissions staff details on specifics to intending programs.

The Admissions staff offer prospective students information concerning:

  • Selection processes
  • Course content and outcomes
  • Fees and charges
  • Provision for language and literacy assistance
  • Learning support arrangements
  • Learning strategies and methods
  • Welfare and guidance services
  • Appeals and complaints processes
  • Disciplinary processes

 

Prospective students are encouraged to discuss their enrolment application with the Admissions staff and where necessary make an interview time to meet with the Admissions staff.

 

Student Selection

Selection is based on demonstration of ability to successfully participate in the study program.  This is demonstrated through High School and Technical School examinations results.

Mature Entrance applicants are required to demonstrate their readiness for a return to study. Where applicants do not have the prerequisite requirements for course entry, they may be offered an alternative course more appropriate to their skill level.

 

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees are to be finalized on enrolment and subject selection.

 

Student Participation and Progress

Student progress is to be monitored and recorded by the lecturers and Exams and Records staff

 

.  Issues arising over student progress are to be considered within the framework of the learning and assessment strategy governing the course.

In addition, all staffs are required to implement equity and access instruments developed to support learner progress.  These instruments include:

  • Code of practice
  • Diversity Strategy
  • Graduate Commencement Procedure
  • Language and Literacy Strategy.

These instruments are to be made available to all staffs and students via the website, during induction process, policies and procedures documentations at the library and on request.

Admission Principles

Admission policies are based on the following principles:

  • Admission offers are made to applicants who are deemed to have the background and abilities to have a reasonable expectation of success in the programme to which they are made an offer of study.
  • Admission offers are made broadly on merit based on academic achievement and achievements related to particular fields of endeavor.
  • Admits students of any race, age, gender, nationality and ethnic origin.

 

Admission Levels

GCTU has the following admission levels to pursue Undergraduate degrees and Diploma programs:

  • 4- year Degree program
  • 2-year top-up Degree program
  • 3- year top-up Degree program
  • 2- year Diploma program

 

FACULTY ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING

  1. Telecom Engineering
  2. Computer Engineering
  3. BSc Mathematics
  4. BSc Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  5. Diploma in Telecom Engineering

 

DEGREE IN TELECOM ENGINEERING

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

  • To provide a sound base in the science of telecommunication engineering.
  • To develop in the students the concept of professional practice, innovation and enterprise.
  • To make the student aware of technological trends and the emerging opportunities.
  • To lay the foundation necessary for advanced study in telecommunication engineering.
  • To be able to unite theory with practice, be prepared and motivated to engage in lifelong learning, and have a solid foundation in mathematics and science.
  • To be productive practitioners skilled in applying engineering process and practice to software components and systems.
  • To be proficient in oral and written communication, and effective in team work.
  • To have the broad education and awareness of contemporary issues necessary to understand the societal and global impact of their profession.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

  • WASSCE/SSSCE APPLICANTS

Credits in three (3) SSSCE /WASSCE Core Subjects: (Mathematics, English Language and Integrated Science) plus three (3) credits in the following Elective Subjects: Elective Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry/Applied Electricity/Electronics/Technical Drawing with an aggregate score of 24 or 36 respectively. Foreign applicants with WASSCE should include a scratch card which could be used to verify their results.

1.2 “A” LEVEL APPLICANTS

Applicants should be Science students with Five (5) Credits at “O” Level including Mathematics and English Language. They should also have (two) 2 passes at “A” Level in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

 

  • MATURE APPLICANTS

Applicants who have attained the age of 25 years or above at the time of applying will show with a proof. They will then go through an access course in their area of study after which an examination would be conducted. Successful applicants will then be written to commence their studies

1.4 INTERNATIONAL BACCALAURETTE

Applicants must have science background (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, etc.) They must obtain a distinction, credit or pass as decided by the jury. They should also be proficient in English. This is checked through written exams, verbal interview and certification from a recognized language institution. This will be verified by GTEC

1.5 AMERICAN GRADE 12

Holders must have science background. They should have good grades in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry etc. This must be evaluated with the actual results on transcript for the program.

1.6 CITY & GUILDS

Holders must have Technician Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Electrical Electronic Engineering or in relevant Engineering Program.

1.7 HND FROM POLYTECHNIC

Holders of Higher National Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering with 1st Class, 2nd Upper or 2nd   Lower grades.  They should also have two years post HND work experience

 

FACULTY OF IT BUSINESS

The Faculty of IT Business offers undergraduate and postgraduate program leading to the award of a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Economics, Bachelor of Science in Business Entrepreneurship, and a Master’s Degree in Business Entrepreneurship and Technology.

BACHELOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

1.1    WASSCE/SSSCE APPLICANTS

Credits in three (3) SSSCE /WASSCE Core Subjects (Mathematics, English Language and Integrated Science) plus credits in any three elective subjects with an aggregate score of at least 24 or 36 respectively.

  • “A” LEVEL APPLICANTS

Applicants should have five (5) Credits at “O” Level including Mathematics and English Language, plus, two (3) Passes at “A” Level in any subject.

  • MATURE APPLICANTS

Applicants who have attained the age of 25 years or above at the time of applying will show with a proof. They will then go through an access course in their area of study after which an examination would be conducted. Successful applicants will then be written to commence their studies.

 

  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAURETTE

Applicants must have Mathematics background (Mathematics, Philosophy etc.) They must obtain a distinction, credit or pass as decided by the jury. They should also be proficient in English. This is checked through written exams, verbal interview and certification from a recognized language institution. Their results should be verified by National Accreditation Board

  • AMERICAN GRADE 12

Holders must have mathematics/Humanities/Arts background.

  • HND FROM UNIVERSITY/HIGHER INSTITUTION

Holders of Higher National Diploma in Business related programs from a recognized Polytechnic or Tertiary Institution with 1st Class, 2nd Upper or 2nd Lower grades. They must have a two- year post HND working experience

  • PROFESSIONAL APPLICANTS

Applicants with Stage 1 of ACCA, ICA, Associate of Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB),  Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) with credits at GBCE or GCE ‘O’ Level including English language and Mathematics.

  • OTHER INTERNATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

To be eligible for admission, an applicant shall be assessed on the basis of the equivalence of the applicant’s academic qualifications with Ghanaian qualifications at the required level.

DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Passes in six subjects with an aggregate score of 39/27 or better in the WASSCE/ SSSCE including core subjects such as English, Integrated Science and Mathematics.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

International applicants for whom English is not an official language and seeking admission to Undergraduate programs are required to meet the prescribed minimum proficiency standards in English Language by providing evidence of certificate of English Proficiency from a reputable institution, signed and stamped.

ACCEPTANCE OF OFFER

A person receiving an offer of admission must respond to accept the offer by the process and date specified in the offer letter. Failure to accept the offer by the due date nullifies the offer.

If an applicant fails to accept the admission offer by the due date specified in the letter, the offer will be withheld.

 

DEFERMENT OF ADMISSION

  1. An applicant who has accepted an offer can defer for a specified period not beyond one (1) academic year (two semesters) after full payment of fees.
  2. An applicant who wishes to defer an admission must do so in writing to the Registrar within 21 days of acceptance.

REINSTATEMENT OF ADMISSION

The University shall notify in writing all applicants whose deferment have been approved

CHANGE OF PROGRAM

Admitted applicants who wish to change their program of study shall do so in writing to the Registrar not later than 14 days from the commencement of the academic year.

WITHDRAWAL OF ADMISSION OFFER

The University reserves the right to withdraw an offer and cancel the enrolment of any person where an offer was made on the basis of false information supplied by the applicant or a certifying authority.

TRANSFER STUDENTS

A student transferring from one university to this university should accumulate a minimum study period of 4 semesters 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.