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2021/2022 Undergraduate and Diploma Admissions Requirement

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INSTITUTE OF DISTANCE LEARNING (IDL)

 

SALE OF APPLICATION FORMS FOR 2021/2022 ACADEMIC YEAR  

 

IDL UNDERGRADUATE (TOP-UP) AND DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES  

 

The Institute of Distance Learning (IDL), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, informs prospective applicants and the general public that Application Forms for admission into the following Undergraduate (Top-up) and Diploma Programmes of the University through the Distance Learning Mode for the 2021/2022 Academic Year, are now on sale.  Applicants are requested to CAREFULLY READ the ENTRY REQUIREMENTS before selecting the programme of choice.  

 

Two-Year Top-Up Undergraduate Programmes:

  1. BSc Business Administration (7 Options Available)
  2. BSc Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics (QSCE)
  3. BSc Construction Technology and Management (CTM)
  4. BA Social Work (Three Years)
  5. BA Sociology (Three Years)
  6. BSc Information Technology
  7. BSc Statistics
  8. BSc Agriculture
  9. BSc Actuarial Science
  10. BSc Computer Science

 

Two-Year Undergraduate Diploma Programmes

  1. Diploma in Architectural Technology
  2. Diploma in Business Administration
  3. Diploma in Information Technology
  4. Diploma in Horticulture

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS OF PROGRAMMES

TWO-YEAR TOP-UP UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

  1. BSc Business Administration

Entry Requirements: HND or its equivalent in business-related areas such as Accounting, Secretarial, Management, Purchasing and Supply, Marketing, etc. Options available are:

  1. Human Resource Management
  2. Management
  3. Accounting
  4. Banking and Finance
  5. Marketing
  6. Hospitality Management
  7. Logistics and Supply Chain Management

 

Candidates shall continue in the AREAS OF SPECIALISATION in their respective programmes for the Top-up. Specialisations would be mounted in specific centres depending on the number of qualified applicants.

 

  1. BSc. Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics (QSCE)
  2. BSc. Construction Technology and Management (CTM)

Entry Requirements for QSCE and CTM: HND in Building Technology or its equivalent Diploma Certificate.

 

  1. B.A. Social Work

Entry Requirements: Applicants with any of the following qualifications from an accredited University or Institution:

  1. Diploma in Social Work
  2. Degree or Diploma in Education
  3. Diploma from Teacher Training Colleges/Nursing Training College
  4. HND in Management or Human Resource Management
  5. Degree or Diploma in Theology and Biblical Studies.

 

  1. B.A. Sociology

Entry Requirements: Applicants with any of the following qualifications from an accredited University or Institution:

  1. Diploma in Social Work
  2. Diploma in Social Administration
  3. Diploma in Police/Prison Administration
  4. Degree or Diploma in Education
  5. Diploma from Teacher Training Colleges
  6. Diploma from Nursing Training Colleges
  7. Degree or Diploma in Theology
  8. First Degree in any Social Science Programme
  9. HND in Business Administration (i.e. Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing, etc.)

 

  1. BSc. Information Technology

Entry Requirements: Applicants with any of the following qualifications from an accredited University or Institution:

  1. HND or equivalent Diploma Certificate in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Electronics, Data Processing, Information Systems/Sciences and any area related to any of the programmes listed.
  2. A first degree in any Physical Sciences or Engineering may also apply.
  1. BSc. Statistics

Entry Requirements: Applicants with HND in Statistics or related equivalent Diploma certificate from an accredited institution can apply.

 

  1. BSc. Agriculture

Entry Requirements: Applicants with Diploma in Agriculture, Diploma in Horticulture, HND in Agriculture or any related Science Programme from a reputable Agricultural Institution.

 

  1. BSc. Actuarial Science

Entry Requirements: Applicants with any of the following qualifications from an accredited Institution or University could apply.

  1. HND or equivalent Diploma Certificate in Actuarial Science, Statistics, Engineering, Mathematics, Physical Science or Accounting
  2. University graduates holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, Engineering, Physical Science or Statistics

 

  1. BSc. Computer Science

Entry Requirements: Applicants with any of the following qualifications from an accredited Institution or University could apply. HND or it's equivalent in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Electronics, Data Processing, Information Systems/Sciences and any area related to any of the programmes listed.

 

TWO-YEAR DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

 

GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

 

  1. Science and Technology Programmes:

 

SSCE Candidates: Passes (A–D) in five (5) subjects comprising three core subjects, English Language, Integrated Science and Mathematics, plus two (2) elective subjects.

 

WASSCE Candidates: Credit Passes (A1–C6) in five (5) subjects comprising three core subjects, English Language, Integrated Science and Mathematics, plus two (2) elective subjects.

 

  1. Arts, Business and Humanities Programmes:

 

SSCE Candidates: Passes (A–D) in five (5) subjects comprising three core subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, plus two (2) elective subjects

 

WASSCE Candidates: Credit Passes (A1–C6) in five (5) subjects comprising three core subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, plus two (2) elective subjects

 

  1. General Certificate of Education (G.C.E) ‘A’ Level Holders

Passes in three (3) subjects (at least, one of the passes should be Grade D or better). Also, the applicant must have had credit passes (Grade 6) in five GCE Ordinary Level subjects including English, Mathematics and Science subject (for non-science students) and an Arts subject (Science students).

  1. Advanced Business Certificate Examination (ABCE)

Passes in three (3) subjects (at least, one 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, Integrated Science or Social Studies in the General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE).

 

  1. Mature Students’ Entry

Mature student’s entry avenues to tertiary education provide opportunities for people who could not do so earlier in their lives to further their education at the tertiary level after some years in the workplace.

  1. The applicant must be at least 25 years old, and show proof of age with a birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of birth date which is at least five years old at the time of application;

 

  1. Applicants must pass Mature Students’ Entrance Examinations in English Language, Mathematics and an Aptitude Test conducted by IDL-KNUST.

 

SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

 

    1. Diploma in Architectural Technology

Applicants must possess any of the following:

 

  1. SSSCE/WASSCE holders who have AD/A1-C6 in three (3) core subjects: English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science plus credit in three (3) elective subjects.
  2. Ordinary Level holders with passes (1-8) in at least five (5) subjects at G.C.E. “O” level (or its equivalent including English and Mathematics).
  3. Proficiency Certificate in Architectural Draughtsmanship with AD/A1C6 at SSSCE/WASSCE in English, Mathematics and Integrated Science.
  4. Construction Technician Certificate (CTC) 1 & 2 and other related professional certificates.
  5. Mature Applicants – The applicant must be at least 25 years old and show proof of age with a birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of birth date which is at least five years old at the time of application. Applicants must pass Mature Students’ Entrance Examinations in English Language, Mathematics and an Aptitude Test conducted by IDL-KNUST.

 

    1. Diploma in Business Administration

In addition to the General Requirements stated above, applicants with the following qualifications may apply:

 

General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE) or RSA Stage II with Grade A–D in five (5) subjects including Accounting, Business Management, English Language and Mathematics.

Advanced Business Certificate Examination (ABCE) or RSA Stage III with passes in three (3) subjects including Financial Accounting and Economics with grades D or better.

Applicants with Diploma in Business Studies DBS should, in addition, possess four (4) passes at SSSCE/WASSCE (AD/A1C6) including English and Mathematics.

Mature Applicants – The applicant must be at least 25 years old and show proof of age with a birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of birth date which is at least five years old at the time of application. Applicants must pass Mature Students’ Entrance Examinations in English Language, Mathematics and an Aptitude Test conducted by IDL-KNUST.

 

    1. Diploma in Information Technology

For SSSCE/WASSCE Candidates: Preference will be given to those with both Elective Mathematics and ICT.

For SSSCE/WASSCE Applicants (irrespective of an option) who have done additional certificate courses in accredited institutions such as NIIT, IPMC, Blue Crest, etc may apply.

‘A’ Level Candidates: Must have GCE ‘O' level certificate with Credits in at least FIVE subjects including Mathematics and English Language. Must also have Two passes at the Advanced Level.

Mature Applicants – The applicant must be at least 25 years old and show proof of age with a birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of birth date which is at least five years old at the time of application. Applicants must pass Mature Students’ Entrance Examinations in English Language, Mathematics and an Aptitude Test conducted by IDL-KNUST.

 

    1. Diploma in Horticulture

For WASSCE and SSSCE applicants, the elective subjects should be in Biology/General Agriculture/Chemistry, or Physics/Mathematics

Certificate Holders from any of the Agricultural Colleges in the country, such as Kwadaso, Nyanpkala or Wenchi Colleges could also apply.

G.C.E Advanced Level should obtain passes (A–D) in Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics and Biology or Agricultural Science.

Mature Applicants – The applicant must be at least 25 years old and show proof of age with a birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of birth date which is at least five years old at the time of application. Applicants must pass Mature Students’ Entrance Examinations in English Language, Mathematics and an Aptitude Test conducted by IDL-KNUST.

 

COST OF APPLICATION FORM

 

E-voucher cost is as follows:

All Undergraduate Programmes – GH¢220.00 for Ghanaian applicants and US$150.00 for Foreign Applicants.

 

Diploma Programmes – GH¢150.00 for Ghanaian applicants and US$150.00 for Foreign Applicants.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

All Undergraduate Top-up applicants should purchase an Online application e-voucher at a cost of GHC220.00 for Ghanaian applicants and US$150.00 for Foreign Applicants from ECOBANK, GCB Bank and CBG and APPLY ONLINE.  

 

Similarly, all Diploma programme applicants should purchase an Online application e-voucher at a cost of GH¢150.00 for Ghanaian applicants and US$150.00 for Foreign Applicants from ECOBANK, GCB Bank and CBG and APPLY ONLINE.

 

Applicants should follow carefully the instructions on the e-voucher. Applicants may contact or WhatsApp any of the following for clarifications on our programmes:

 

 

  • KUMASI – The Office of the Director, Institute of Distance Learning, Casely-Hayford Building, KNUST Campus; contact/WhatsApp 0204743271, 0245077483, 0509314350, 0279857058

 

  • ACCRA – Old KNUST Guest House near ECOBANK Head Quarters; contact/WhatsApp Mr Michael Wiafe Yeboah 0500482875 or KNUST Accra City Campus, Kwabenya; contact/WhatsApp Mr Luke Ayamga 0546924824

 

  • TEMA – ECG Training School (Community 10); contact/WhatsApp Mr Michael Wiafe Yeboah 0500482875

 

  • SUNYANI – Catholic Pastoral, Social and Training Centre (New Dormaa); contact/WhatsApp Mr Jesse Jones Bezzel 0500482877

 

  • HO – Ho Technical University, Volta Region; contact/WhatsApp Mr Stephen Gbena 0500482873

 

  • TAKORADI – Sekondi-Takoradi City Campus, Kansaworado, contact/WhatsApp Miss Dora Osei Boateng 0500482883

 

  • KOFORIDUA – Ghana Highway Authority; contact/WhatsApp Mr Isaac Agyapong 0500482874

 

  • TAMALE – KNUST IDL Centre, Kapohini (near SSNIT Regional Headquarters); contact/WhatsApp Mr Mukasa Zoogah 0500482880, 0208288666
  • BOLGATANGA – Bolgatanga Senior High School (Big BOSS); contact/WhatsApp Mr. Mukasa Zoogah 0500482880, 0208288666
  • WA – Wa Technical University; contact/WhatsApp Mr Dominic Wanaa 0500482878

 

  1. All Applicants SHOULD visit https://apps.knust.edu.gh/admissions  and complete an Online Application using the e-voucher provided.
  2. Applicants must ensure that they purchase Distance Learning forms and NOT Regular KNUST forms to avoid complication.
  3. Only results and or documents provided by applicants when submitting their application documents shall be considered.
  4. A copy of the COMPLETED ONLINE FORMS should be printed and posted using an EMS envelope together with all relevant certificates/required documents to reach: The Institute Registrar, Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST-Kumasi, Ghana by TUESDAY, 30TH NOVEMBER, 2021.
  5. PLEASE NOTE: Programmes would only be mounted at Centres with the requisite minimum number of qualified applicants (please contact IDL Office for details). 
  6. Facilitation is a blend of online and face-to-face sessions on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) at the Centres mentioned above.
  7. For more information and in-depth knowledge about the programmes, please visit idl.knust.edu.gh or call 0247274661 or 0500482885 or 0501102650.

 

 

INSTITUTE REGISTRAR