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Call for application: UG-Tullow Tertiary Scholarship Scheme 2020/2021

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Call for application: UG-Tullow Tertiary Scholarship Scheme 2020/2021

UG-Tullow Tertiary Scholarship Scheme: The University of Ghana Students Financial Aid Office (SFAO) is accepting applications for the award of the 2020/2021 UG-Tullow Tertiary Scholarship Scheme for both undergraduate and graduate students in relevant academic fields who are exceptionally brilliant but with dire
financial needs.

The UG-Tullow award is a full scholarship which covers tuition, stipend/subsistence/health insurance, modest subsidy for equipment (Laptop computer) and accommodation for students pursuing 4 years undergraduate programmes and 1 year master’s programmes (but in exceptional circumstances may also include 2 years M.Phil programmes).

The award recipients are expected to maintain excellent academic standards of at least a B average or 3.0 CGPA in order to be in good standing to keep the Scholarship.

In order to qualify and/or be eligible to apply to the University of Ghana-Tullow (UG-Tullow) Scholarship, a student must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be a Ghanaian citizen (indigenes from the Western Region are particularly encouraged to apply).
  2. Be able to demonstrate financial need.
  3. Obtained a WASSCE aggregate of 19 or better or a continuing student with CGPA of 3.0 and above.
  4. Be of a good conduct (i.e. not have any past or pending disciplinary action taken against them).
  5. Awardees should be in good academic standing (i.e., to be in good academic standing, awardees would have to maintain a CGPA of at least 3.0).
  6. meet the standard University of Ghana admission requirements for a full-time regular undergraduate and postgraduate programme.

Students intending to study the following Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) programmes listed below are especially encouraged to apply.

Undergraduate Courses

  • Environmental & Occupational Health
  • Petroleum geosciences
  • Geography and Resource Development and Geographic information system
  • Mathematics
  •  Geology
  •  Applied Geology
  •  Applied Geophysics
  •  Material Science and Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Food Process Engineering
  • Agriculture Engineering

Graduate Programmes

  • Environmental & Occupational Health,
  • Petroleum Geosciences
  • Geosciences,
  • Geography and Resource Development and GeoInformation Science,
  • Economics (Environmental Economics option),
  • Geology,
  • Hydrogeology,
  • Applied Geophysics,
  • Applied Geochemistry,
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science,
  • Computer Engineering
  • Agricultural Engineering,
  • Biomedical Engineering,
  • Materials Science Engineering,
  • Food Processing Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering,
  • Agriculture Engineering

HOW TO APPLY

Applications for the UG-Tullow Tertiary Scholarship Scheme must be submitted online at: [email protected]

Remember to attach the required essays, a copy of your academic records (WASSCE grades for undergraduate and academic transcripts for graduate applicants) letters of recommendation and supporting financial need documents.

Applicants must simultaneously submit applications for admission into the relevant programme at University of Ghana: https://admission.ug.edu.gh

NOTE: STUDENTS FROM THE WESTERN REGION ARE PARTICULARLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

DEADLINE for the submission of the applications is WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

 

SELECTION

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview. Applicants will have ten (10) calendar days to confirm acceptance after notification of offer.

After this date, it will be assumed that the student is unable to take up the scholarship. The University of Ghana reserves the right to refuse or end attribution of the scholarship if any information provided in support of the application is false.

For more information on the scheme at the University of Ghana, please contact:
Students Financial Aid Office on 020-518-6904/0302- 945-312 or email: [email protected]

 

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KNUST releases 2021/2022 Cut-off points for all degree programmes

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has released an updated version of the  2021/2022 cut-off aggregates for all degree programmes. Prospective students are to take note of the various programmes and their required cut-off points. This should only serve as a guide.

Below is a full list of the KNUST cut-off points for the 2021/2022 academic year of admissions;

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Akufo-Addo assents bill to merge GIJ, NAFTI and GIL

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Akufo-Addo assents bill to merge GIJ, NAFTI, and GIL

A new Bill which seeks to merge the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), the Ghana Institute of Languages (GIL), and the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) into a single university has received Presidential Assent.

The government commenced processes to merge the institutions into a fully-fledged university of communication studies in 2019, leading to the formulation of the University of Media Arts and Communication (UMAC) Bill to give legal backing to the merger.

It explained that the move would help create synergies and improve communication studies in the country.

The Rector of the GIJ, Professor Kwamena Kwansah-Aidoo, announced this at the fourth session of the 14th Congregation of the School of Graduate Studies and Research at the institute’s new campus at North Dzorwulu, Accra, yesterday.

Prof. Kwansah-Aidoo said the GIJ was excited about the development because it would provide opportunities to build on synergies and also safeguard the history and identity of each institution.

“As the firstborn of the institutions in this merger, and also the only institution in this triumvirate with a Presidential Charter to award degrees, we would like to assure the President that we are ready to provide the necessary leadership for the realization of our objectives,” he added.

Event

A total of 197 students graduated from the university. They consisted of seven Master of Arts Degree in Journalism and 86 Master of Arts in Public Relations students.

Thirteen others graduated with a Master of Arts Degree in Media Management and 91 in Master of Arts Degree in Development Communication.

The Photo Editor of the Graphic Communications Group Limited (GGCL), Mr. Douglas Anane-Frimpong, and a member of staff at the Adverts Unit of the GCGL, Mr. Azure Imoro Abdulai, were among the graduands.

Mr. Seshie Edem was adjudged the Overall Best Student in all disciplines.

Financial clearance

Prof. Kwansah-Aidoo said the GIJ had received financial clearance to recruit more staff in all departments to augment its staff strength.

“As a relatively young and fast-growing tertiary institution, we are still putting in place necessary structures and processes that require more staff and infrastructure,” he added.

The Head of Marketing and Communications at Stanbic Bank, Mr. Mawuko Afadzinu, who was the guest speaker, advised the graduands to continuously upgrade their skills to match up with the changing demands of the industry.

He also encouraged them to find creative solutions to everyday problems to give practical meaning to the training they had received for national development.

“The speed of change in the workplace over the past four years has been like none ever. Remind yourselves that the course of education never ends. Keep immersing yourselves in new knowledge and don’t be trapped in the orthodoxy of the past,” Mr. Afadzinu added.

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Top 4 Senior Highs Schools in Ghana with enviable academic reputation

Top 4 Senior Highs Schools in Ghana: The competition among senior high schools in Ghana is one of the fierce thugs in the country’s educational landscape.

Ghanaians are so much concerned about their high schools. The grading of high schools into categories by the  Ghana Education Service set them apart based on the academic, and resource endowments. These categories are; Category A, B, C, and D with Category A schools being the top schools with more resources and the highest number of graduates landing in the top public universities in the country. Category D schools are those considered to be less privileged

It is every parent’s dream to see their wards have their high school education in one of the category A schools.

To provide clarity and motivation to other schools to work hard  academically in order to become part of the top ranking senior high schools in the country, we have made a selection the top four senior high schools with an enviable academic reputation. These include:

 

1. Presbyterian Boys Senior High School (PRESEC-Legon)

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The six times winner of the National Science and Maths Quiz has a lengthy academic achievements which spans from the 90’s to date. PRESEC has produced notable personalities in the country such as Professor Ernest Aryeetey former Vice-Chancelor of University of Ghana, Professor Aaron Mike-Oquaye former speaker of Ghana’s parliament, Kwaku Sintim-Misa an actor and a political satirist, Lucy Quist first Ghanaian woman to become CEO of a multinational company, and many others.

 

2. Prempeh College

Prempeh College located in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region is undoubtedly one of the best high schools in the country. The three times winner of National Robotics Championship has been a major contestor to PRESEC-Legon in National Science and Maths Quiz. Graduates of Prempeh have been topping the Admission list of Kwame Nkrumaha University of Science and Technology (KNUST) especially in the sciences.

 

3. Mfantsipim School

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Still enjoying their past glories, Mfantsipim School which is affectionately called ‘The School’ by its old boys has been two times champions of the National Science and Maths Quiz. The school has produced important personalities in the country including Lawyer Tsatsu Tsikata, Kwasi Twum of Multimed Group, Van Vicker, Hon. Joe Ghartey, and several other personsalities.

 

4. Bishop Herman College

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Bishop Herman College a Catholic Mission school has been able to hold unto its past glories and continues to thrive in its academic achievements. Bishop Herman stands as the best performing school in the Volta Region according to WAEC rankings and their passion for science led them to win the maiden edition of the National Robotics Competition and two subsequent competitions. The school runs course in General Science, General Arts, Business, and Agriculture.

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