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University of Professional Studies UPSA admission requirements for 2020/2021

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University of Professional Studies UPSA admission requirements for 2020/2021

UPSA admission requirements for 2020/2021: The University of Professional Studies, Accra invites applications from qualified applicants for admission to its Undergraduate and Diploma programmes for the 2020/2021 academic year. All undergraduate applicants should take note of the following entry requirements:

 

Level 100

General Entry Requirements

  • West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)
  • Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE)
  • General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE)
  • American High School Grade 12 with at least Final Grade Point of 3.0
  • General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)/ Cambridge GCE ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level

 

WASSCE and SSSCE/GBCE applicants must have at least credit passes (i.e. grade A1-C6 and grade A-D respectively) in three core subjects including English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science/Social Studies in addition to any three elective subjects.

Note 1: Current final year SHS students, who will be writing WASSCE/GBCE in May/June 2020, are also eligible to apply. They will be required to indicate correctly their WASSCE/GBCE index numbers on the online application form.

 

General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)/ Cambridge GCE ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level applicants must have at least five (5) credit passes including English and Mathematics at the GCSE/Baccalaureate/Cambridge ‘O’ Level and three relevant subjects at the ‘A’ Level.

 

Specific Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Management and Finance applicants are required to have credit passes in Economics, Geography and any other elective subject.
  • Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science applicants must have credit pass in Elective Mathematics.
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Economics applicants are required to have credit passes in Economics and Elective Mathematics.
  • Applicants for admission to the Bachelor of Laws programme will in addition to the above be required to pass both written examination and selection interview. The dates for the entrance examination and selection interview could be found on the menu for Admission

 

University Diploma/Higher National Diploma(HND)/ Professional and others to Degree           

Level 200

General Requirements

Category A: WAEC General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level

Passes in any three (3) subjects (at least, one of the passes should be grade D or better) at the GCE Advanced Level plus a pass in General Paper. In addition, the applicant must have had credit passes (Grade 6) or better in five (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics and any Science Subject at the GCE Ordinary (‘O’) Level.

 

Category B: Advanced Business Certificate Examinations (ABCE)

Full diploma certificate (i.e. passes in five (5) subjects including three compulsory subjects in the diploma option of the ABCE) and at least two of the passes should be grade D or better. In addition, the applicant must have had credit passes in five (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science/Social Studies in the GBCE only.

 

Category C: Post-Secondary Teacher’s Certificate ‘A’/Diploma in Education Certificate in a related disciplines awarded by any institution accredited by the National Accreditation Board (NAB).

 

Category D: Recognized Professional Qualifications:

At least complete Level One (1) of any of the following recognized professional qualifications: ACCA (3 papers), CIB (5 papers), CIM (3 papers), CIMA (4 papers), ICAG (4 papers) and ICSA (4 papers) only. The professional qualification must be related to the programme being applied for.

 

Category E: Higher National Diploma (HND) with Second Class (Lower Division) awarded by NABPTEX in related disciplines (i.e. Accounting, Secretaryship & Management Studies, Purchasing & Supply, Marketing, Statistics, etc).

 

Category F: University/Tertiary Diploma in a related discipline with a Final Grade Point Average (FGPA) ranging from 1.00 to 2.49 awarded by any university accredited by NAB.

 

Specific/Additional Requirements

  • Applicants who qualify under Categories C, D, E and F must, in addition, have WASSCE/SSSCE/GBCE passes of at least grade D7or D respectively in three (3) core subjects and three (3) elective subjects or credit passes in five (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics and any Science subject at the GCE ‘O’ Level.
  • Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science programme must have credit pass in Elective Mathematics or Additional Mathematics.
  • Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Management and Finance applicants are required to have credit passes in Economics, Geography and any other elective subject.
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Economics applicants are required to have credit passess in Economics and Elective Mathematics.

 

Note 2: Admission is not available for University Diploma/Higher National Diploma(HND)/ Professional applicants to Level 200 of the LLB programme.

 

Level 300

General Requirements

Category A: Higher National Diploma (HND) with at least Second Class (Upper Division) awarded by NABPTEX in related disciplines (e.g. Accounting, Secretaryship & Management Studies, Purchasing & Supply, Marketing, Statistics, etc).

Category B: University/Tertiary Diploma with at least FGPA of 2.5 (Credit) in related programmes (e.g. Accounting, Public Administration, Management and Marketing etc) from any university accredited by the NAB.

Category C:  Professional Qualification– applicants with at least a complete level two (2) of any of the following recognized professional qualifications related to the programme being applied for: ACCA (9 papers), CIB (10 papers), CIM (6 papers), CIMA (8 papers), ICAG (10 papers) and ICSA (8 papers) only.

 

Additional Requirements

Applicants who qualify under Categories A, B and C must, in addition, have WASSCE/SSSCE/GBCE passes of at least grade D7or D respectively in three (3) core subjects and three (3) elective subjects or credit passes in five (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics and any Science subject at the GCE ‘O’ Level.

Note 3: Admission is not available for entry into Level 300 of the LLB, Bachelor of Science in Business Economics, Actuarial Science and Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Management and Finance programmes. 

Entry Requirements (Diploma)

Category A

  • WASSCE applicants must have passes (i.e. A1-D7) in three core subjects including English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science/Social Studies in addition to passes (i.e. A1-D7) in any three elective subjects. Note that at least three (3) of the core and elective subject should be credit passes (A1-C6). A credit pass is required for the relevant elective.
  • SSSCE/GBCE applicants must have at least credit passes (i.e. grade A-D) in three core subjects including English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science/Social Studies in addition to credit passes in any three elective subjects. A credit pass is required for the relevant elective.

 

Category B

G.C.E. Advanced Level

Passes in any two (2) subjects at the GCE ‘A’ Level plus a pass in General Paper. In addition, the applicant must have had credit passes (at least Grade 6) in five (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics and any Science Subject at the GCE ‘O’ Level.

Entry Requirements (Mature Applicants)

Mature applicants applying for admission must satisfy the following entry requirements:

  • Attained a minimum age of twenty-five (25) years by Friday, 29th May, 2020.
  • Show proof of age with birth certificate which is at least five (5) years old at the time of application.
  • Must have at least three (3) years’ work experience and should be able to provide a letter of appointment from their employers or show any proof of employment.
  • Must possess at least WASSCE, SSSCE, GBCE, Teacher’s Cert ‘A’ and ‘O’ Level.
  • Must pass the University’s Mature Access Course Entrance Examinations which comprise Mathematics, English Language and Aptitude Test. A mature applicant shall be deemed to have passed the entrance examinations for consideration for admission if he/she obtains a pass mark of 40% in each paper.
  • Must pass a Selection Interview.

 

Note 1:

  • Mature Applicants for BSc. in Actuarial Science programme must have credit passes in Additional Mathematics or Elective Mathematics at the GCE ‘O’ Level/WASSCE/ SSSCE/GBCE.
  • Mature Access Course Classes and Entrance Examinations
  • Registration for the Mature Access Course Classes and Entrance Examinations begins immediately in the Admissions Office (Room 7, Seidu Mustapha Wing) and will end on Friday, 29th May, 2020.
  • Mature Access Course Classes will be held from Monday 1st June, 2020 to Thursday, 23rd July, 2020
  • Mature Access Course Entrance Examinations will take place on Friday, 24th July 2020 and Saturday, 25th July, 2020.

Note 2:

  • Successful mature applicants will be placed in Level 100.
  • Admission is not available for the Mature Applicants to the LLB programme.

Further information on the Mature Access Course Classes and Entrance Examinations may be obtained from the Admissions Office on 0303 937542/44.

International Applicants

International applicants may be admitted on the basis of qualifications from their home countries for which equivalence shall be determined by the National Accreditation Board of Ghana and submitted to the University. Evidence of proficiency in English Language will be required in the case of applicants from non-English speaking countries. International applicants are also requested to acquire Non-Citizen Ghana card as a prerequisite for offer of admission. International applicants who fail to provide evidence of having acquired this card will not have their applications processed.

 

Available Sessions:

Regular, Evening and Weekend Sessions are available for all undergraduate and diploma programmes except the LLB programme which is offered in the Regular Session only.

 

Moreover, the Regular Session is normally reserved for WASSCE/GBCE applicants.

Mature and Top-up applicants to Level 200 and 300 are, therefore, encouraged to opt for Evening and Weekend Sessions.

 

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Oheneba Nkrabea the Rasta Student quits Achimota School; gains admission to GIS

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Oheneba Nkrabea the Rasta Student quits Achimota School; gains admission to GIS

It’s obvious that the woes of the famous rasta students in our educational history are not dead yet even after the High court ruled in their favor.

One of the students who challenged Achimota School and Ghana Education service, Oheneba Nkrabea has quitted Achimota School and has currently been enrolled at the prestigious Ghana International School (GIS) in Accra after they received threats that the Attorney General was going to appeal against the High Court’s ruling that went in their favor.

The news about Oheneba’s move has been kept under wraps as the legal challenge to overturn a high court ruling travels its full throttle.

Ghana International School (GIS) is one of Ghana’s leading international schools providing world-class holistic education to children between the ages of 3 years and 18 years.

Meanwhile, the Lawyer for Rastafarian student, Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea, Ras Wayoe Ghanamannti, has described as unfortunate the Attorney General’s appeal against the High Court’s ruling in the Rasta kids case.

Speaking on GHOne TV Tuesday, the lead Counsel argued that the flagrant disrespect of the interest of these kids which is paramount per the principles of the law is problematic.

He fears the children would be affected psychologically as the case has been advanced further at the Appeals court.

“The psychological trauma, the instability, the emotional stress, and those ambits of it is what is worrying us because these are children, these are young guys, and they’ve started going to school so at the end of the day any such decision will traumatize them. And we think that this is what the AG should have considered. Because if you look at our law – the Children’s Act, Section 2, on the very first principle, it’s clear that in everything that we seek to do the interest of the Child is paramount and even court of law and all other agents of security and all other persons would respect that principle that the interest of a child is paramount.

“So we thought that considering this case and their interest in respect of education, the AG would have allowed this to pass and if there is any future advancing of the rules Achimota is using holistically to preserve and protect minority rights like these rights of the Rastas we are talking about it would be looked at but to bring this appeal on and to pile up pressure and emotional stress on the children is unfortunate.”

The Achimota School board and the Attorney-General’s Department have filed an appeal to challenge the Human Rights High Court’s order for the school to admit the two dreadlock-wearing students.

The Achimota School per the appeal said, the court among other things erred by indicating that the rules and regulations of Achimota School with regard to ensuring uniformity in appearance is unlawful and interferes with the manifestation of one’s religious rights.

The school board has therefore filed the appeal to have the entire judgment set aside and the plaintiff ordered to comply with the school’s regulations if he (Tyrone Marhguy) chooses to be a student of the school.

The AG’s office has also filed an appeal on the case, asking the court to uphold Achimota School’s arguments and rule in favor of the school.

The notice of appeal said the judge who adjudicated that matter and gave victory to the two boys failed to get the plaintiffs to provide evidence of their claims.

The AG’s office also said the judge erred in claiming that Achimota School had interfered with the right to the education of the boys.

“The learned Judge erred when she held that the regulation of the 1st Respondent requiring that students keep their hair low amounted to an illegal and unconstitutional attempt to suspend the manifestation of the Applicant’s guaranteed freedom to practice and manifest his religion…”

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President Akufo-Addo cuts sod for $60 million Phase 2 expansion project at UHAS

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President Akufo-Addo cuts sod for $60 million Phase 2 expansion project at UHAS

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Friday, 10th September 2021, cut the sod for the commencement of work on the second phase of the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) Project, in Ho, in the Volta Region.

The first phase of the University Project was funded by the Chinese Government through its development Agency, China AID, at a cost of 104,850,000RMB (Chinese Yuan), equivalent to some $16 million.

The facilities present at the facility include administration block, classrooms, library, laboratory, auditorium, student’s activity center, and a cafeteria for the School of Basic and Biomedical Sciences.

It will be recalled that Phase I of the project, which covers a total construction area of 10,386 meters square, was completed and handed over to the University some five years ago.

$60 million Phase 2 expansion project at UHAS

Artist impression of the Nursing & Midwifery Block

According to the President, Government recognizes that, in spite of all the facilities present, the University still requires additional infrastructural projects in order to effectively deliver on its mandate.

He explained that it is for this reason that the Ministers for Education and Finance worked in unison with the University Management to secure funding from the Chinese Government to the tune of $60 Million, for the commencement of the second phase of the expansion projects.

Phase II of the project, he said, will also accommodate the Central Administration of the University and the School of Nursing and Midwifery (SONAM), the biggest in Africa upon completion.
President Akufo-Addo told the gathering that, as a demonstration of the Government’s commitment to the project, the Government has made available GH¢6.2 million counterpart funding for the preliminary works to cover the extension of electricity, municipal water supply, construction of storm and waste drains, and all ancillary services required for the project implementation.

$60 million Phase 2 expansion project at UHAS

Artist impression of the Nursing & Midwifery Block

He commended the Minister for Education and the Vice-Chancellor for their efforts in bringing the project to fruition and congratulated the Vice-Chancellor on the renewal of his tenure of office.
Commending the management of the University for constructing ultramodern student hostels from internally generated funds, the President assured the University that his administration will not renege on its commitment to help the University provide quality education for its students.

The genesis of Phase II Project

Preparatory works for the construction of the China Phase II project started with a request from the Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Gyapong, in 2017, and was “blessed” with the signing of exchange of notes between the Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, and the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana on Friday, January 11, 2019.
This paved way for the commencement of preliminary works on the project, with a delegation from China visiting the University in March 2019 for a reconnaissance survey of the proposed site and conducted feasibility studies on the proposed project.

In June 2019, the design team from the China Urban Construction Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd. (CUCD) who are the Consultants of the Chinese Government visited the University with preliminary sketch designs for discussion with the user departments.

After extensive deliberations with the Technical Staff of the University, revisions were made to some aspects of the sketch designs based on the lessons from the execution of the Phase I project.

In July 2019, another team of experts from China visited the proposed project site and conducted a site survey and geotechnical investigations to help in the completion of the designs. Subsequently, the technical team from the University of Health and Allied Sciences led by the Vice-Chancellor met the Chinese Consultants in October 2019 to review preliminary designs, agreed on modifications, and signed off for implementation.

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Headmaster of Jachie Pramso SHS who lashed a female student interdicted by GES

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Headmaster of Jachie Pramso SHS who lashed a female student interdicted by GES

Latest update posted by Ghana Education Service (GES) on their Facebook timeline and monited by Accramail.com  confirms that the Headmaster of Jachie Pramso Senior High School (JAPASS) in the Bosomtwe district of Ashanti region who mercilessly lashed a female final year student to the extent of the victim having bruises at her back has been interdicted and advised to stay away while investigation is being carried out.

Mr. Francis Donkor, the headmaster of the school has been asked to handover the administration and management of the school to the Ashanti Regional Education Director whiles the investigation goes on, the statement stated.

Background of the issue

Mary Amoako, a 19-year-old and General Acts student was given several lashes by the headmaster, who was angry with her for being kind to offer her jacket to one male student who came to class without wearing a uniform.

According to Mary, the headmaster asked the boy to remove his shirt and go half-naked to the dormitory and wear a uniform before he comes back to the classroom.

She said, she later gave her jacket to the said boy to wear after the headmaster has ceased the boy’s shirt and left.
The headmaster, according to the girls, later saw the boy going to the dormitory while wearing a jacket, and when he found out that it was the lady who gave the jacket to him (the boy), he gave her several lashes at her back resulting in serious bruises.

 


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