The University for Development Studies has fixed the cost of its application forms for enrollment into the institution for local undergraduate students at GHC 180.00 for the 2019/2020 academic year.
The cost of application forms for local undergraduate students have remained unchanged since the 2016/2017 academic year.
Foreign applicants are to make an online payment of $100.00 with a Master Card or Visa Card for voucher before they can apply.
In comparison with the University of Ghana, University of Cape Coast and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, which are considered to be the nation’s biggest public universities, UDS’ cost for application forms is the cheapest.
Closing date for submission of applications is May 31, 2019 (April 30, 2019 for BSc Nurse Anaesthesia).
2019/2020 academic year admissions
So far, all of the nation’s largest four public universities have announced their commencement of admissions for the 2019/2020 academic year.
The four include the University of University of Ghana, University of Cape Coast and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and the University for Development Studies.
The University for Development Studies is the only institution of the four that is yet to be clear on whether it is accepting applications from students who will be partaking in the 2019 West African Examinations Council’s May/June exams.
Cost of application forms
For the 2019/2020 admissions, forms of the University of Cape Coast is the most expensive among the four high ranking public tertiary institutions.
UCC is selling their forms at the cost of GHC 220.00 – a cost they have maintained since the 2016/2017 academic year.
UDS is the least expensive as they have pegged the cost of their application forms at GHC 180.00
The deadlines for the sale of Application scratch cards and the submission of completed application forms for admission into the University of Cape Coast are Friday, 10th May, 2019 and Friday, 17th May, 2019 respectively.
For prospective KNUST applicants, the closing date for submission of applications is July 31, 2019.
Prospective University of Ghana regular undergraduate applicants are to submit their application by 30th June 2019.
The Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Prof. Kwesi Yankah, at a workshop held in January 2019 in Koforidua hinted on government’s plan to introduce a placement system for admission into tertiary institutions in Ghana.
The Centralized University Admissions and Placement Service (CAPS) is to replace the current stressful and expensive system of applying to different universities.
Prof. Kwesi Yankah explained that the decision by government was influenced by a proposal received from a nine-member committee chaired by Professor Cliff Tagoe in the Tertiary Education Policy Document submitted on November 1, 2018 to the Ministry of Education.
“It is the proposal for a Centralised University Admissions and Placement Service (CAPS), which replaces the stressful and rather expensive system of applying to separate universities in Ghana with a centralised system, where the applicants list their choices of university on a single platform.
“A central administrative and technical setup then facilitates the process of placement,” the committee said.
Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor|universnewsroom.com