As Ghana’s economy grows, it has become apparent how critical is it to have well qualified supervisory personnel to man the various positions, especially in the public sector. The availability of qualified personnel to serve as professional advisors to parliamentarians and ministers is virtually non-existent. Many local and municipal councils have no qualified personnel to guide them in their performance of their duties. Again, government institutions outside major cities have virtually no qualified personnel in supervisory positions. This programme has therefore been developed to adequately train people to address this critical human resource gap and social need.
The programme would prepare participants to be top-notch masters holders to fill supervisory positions in both private and public administration, serve as ministerial and parliamentary assistants and enhance the pool of qualified, disciplined and dedicated administrators in Ghana. Students applying for the MA are expected to complete within one and a half years and the MPhil within two years.
Modules and courses
Mode of course delivery
The programme is offered through distance education, a learning oriented system allowing greater flexibility in learning while students continue with their regular professional work. The programme is offered in a mixed mode format. The approach uses print and electronic media in order to be responsive to the needs of the learner and also maximize the use of technology in course delivery.
At the heart of the programme is excellent online learning materials developed by capable and competent resource persons from KNUST and other recognized institutions.
Academic Support Systems/Services
Limited face-to-face facilitated sessions are provided at all the Learning Centres. These sessions are supported by print and electronic materials, and local learning facilitators who also support and direct students as they work through the resources provided.
The Centres provide learning support to students living in different parts of the country, thus reducing travel expenses.
Head of department
ENTRY REQUIREMENT:The applicant must already have a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts or Social Sciences with second class upper or better. Holders of second-class lower would be considered if they have at least two years’ work experience in a professional supervisory position.
Admission preference would be given to candidates with background in Political Science or related courses only.
Candidates will be required to attend an interview and must pass a written examination to determine their suitability or otherwise to enroll on the programme.