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Tuition Fees:$246 /year
Applications Begin:10 January, 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts in Adult Education
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Continuing & Distance Education
Campus:Legon campus
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020
Programme Overview

Adult Education is concerned with providing the knowledge that improves professional qualifications to achieve civic, social, moral and cultural attitudes and skills for performing responsibilities and for progress in all spheres of life (UNESCO).

The programme draws from across the Arts and Sciences to study key issues explored through four elective specialty areas: Distance Education, Literacy Education, Community Development and Peace Education. Distance Education focuses on concepts & theoretical foundations of distance education and related issues of organisational models, media, curriculum, quality and support services.

Literacy Education examines concepts, case studies, linkages and implications of literacy & development. Community Development explores the multiple facets, scopes and practices of education, sustainability, mobilisation & leadership as applied to community development.

Peace Studies tackles current and emerging issues that affect global peace and their effects on economies & politics alongside their counter measures. While theoretical principles provide the basis for the BA Adult Education programme, all four specialty areas concentrate on the application of theory to current policy issues and practices within domestic and international contexts.

As part of its remit, Adult Education provokes and answers questions about formal and informal lifelong learning. Generally, it has been misconstrued to imply provision of literacy lessons to adults. This view though, is changing.

Today’s fast pace world marked by continues social changes, competitive business climate, globalisation and everadvancing ICT have revealed that a knowledge-based society is a prerequisite for social and economic transformation.

However, since the educational demands of corporate, community-based, professional and public sectors continue to grow outside tertiary education system, there is an increased need for skilled adult education practitioners to provide innovative models/techniques for lifelong learning in adult education environment. Educationalists say without lifelong learning, it is not feasible to attain a knowledgebased society because knowledge & technology is constantly advancing.

At the end of the programme, graduates are expected to:
• Demonstrate an understanding of the development of Adult Education as a discipline including current perspectives, major theories and approaches.
• Be able to apply theory to practice, appreciating the context of formal and informal lifelong learning across a broad range of sectors including academic, corporate and civil society.
• Be able to comprehend and analyse the roles played by Distance Education, Literacy Education, Community Development and Peace Education for a knowledge-based society alongside their predictable social, political and economic impacts.
• Be able to evaluate some of the key methods and techniques used in Adult Education and their implications for social change.
• Be able to develop strong communication skills and ability to conduct empirical research on contemporary issues, debates and trends in Adult Education.

Class discussions, presentations, seminars and workshops.
Students are assessed through a combination of individual and group work, tests, assignments and projects and successful completion of supervised internship.

This programme runs through the Distance Education mode. The delivery is a combination of E-learning and face to face interactive sessions (blended/hybrid teaching approach). Students are provided with E-learning resources/materials for the programme.
Tutorials are held at weekends, and students interact online with their lecturers, tutors and other students using the Learning Management system (SAKAI).

ADVANTAGES OF STUDYING BY DISTANCE
• A flexible course delivery to fit your busy schedule.
• User friendly written course materials.
• Choice of Centre
• Equal access to higher education.

Curriculum

      LEVEL 100 (First Year)
                                              FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

*UGRC 110

Academic Writing I

3

*UGRC 120

Numeracy Skills

3

*UGRC 141-146

Science and Technology in Our Lives

3

*UGRC 150

Critical Thinking and Practical Reasoning

3

ADLT 101

Introduction to Adult Education

3

SUBJECT B

3

SUBJECT C

3

Minimum Credits Required

15

Note: Students to choose any 2 courses (6 credits) of the UGRC

 

 

                                                                           SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

*UGRC 110

Academic Writing I

3

*UGRC 120

Numeracy Skills

3

*UGRC 141-146

Science and Technology in Our Lives

3

*UGRC 150

Critical Thinking and Practical Reasoning

3

ADLT 102

Introduction to Community Education

3

SUBJECT B

3

SUBJECT C

3

Minimum Credits Required

15

Note: Students to choose any 2 courses (6 credits) of the UGRC

 

LEVEL 200

                                                                               FIRST SEMESTER 

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

*UGRC 210

Academic Writing II

3

*UGRC 220-238

Introduction to African Studies

3

ADLT 201

SUBJECT A (: Theories of Adult Learning)

3

ADLT 203

SUBJECT A (Psychology of the Adult Learner)

3

SUBJECT B

3

SUBJECT B

3

Minimum Credits Required

15

*Note: Students to choose UGRC 210 or UGRC 220-238 (3 credits).

                                                                            SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

*UGRC 210

Academic Writing II

3

*UGRC 220-238

Introduction to African Studies

3

ADLT 202

SUBJECT A (Communication in Adult Education)

3

 ADLT 204

SUBJECT A (Management of Adult Education Organizations)

3

SUBJECT B

3

SUBJECT B

3

Minimum Credits Required

15

Admission Requirements

For Distance Education

SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES
Applicants must possess at least credits (A1- C6 in WASSCE and A-D in SSSCE) in English, Core Mathematics and Integrated Science (for Science applicants) or Social Studies (for non-science applications) and three elective subjects in General Arts/ Business/Science. In addition, applicants should also have at least a grade C6 in WASSCE/D in SSSCE in Integrated Science/Core Science.

DIPLOMA APPLICANTS (DIPLOMA TO DEGREE)
You must possess an FGPA OF 3.25 or better from University of Ghana and passes in five subjects including English Language at the GCE ‘O’ level or credit in all the core subjects and two electives at the WASSCE/SSCE level or credit in all the core subjects and two electives at the WASSCE/ SSCE level. Diploma holders from institutions affiliated to university of Ghana may also apply. The Diploma course should be offered at the degree level .All post Diploma students are admitted at level 200.The degree course should be in the same area of the Diploma.

HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMAS(HND)
HND holders from recognised polytechnics/technical universities with a Final Grade Point Average (FGPA) of 4.00 or better in programmes that will be advertised, are eligible to apply to the SAME area of study, and where required, supported with one other subject in a related field, for admission. In addition, such applicants MUST have WASSSCE/SSSCE passes in three (3) core subjects and (2) electives in the appropriate subjects or credit passes in five subjects including English Language, Science and Mathematics at the GCE ‘O’ level as well as passes in two subjects at the GCE ‘A’ level. Applicants may be asked to write an entrance examination and or attend an interview as part of the admission process. All HND holders will be admitted to Level 200 in the same area subject as their HND qualification.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
These include International Baccalaureate (IB), IGCSE, GCSE, the America Grade12 and 13 examinations and other external qualifications, which have equivalences to SSCE/ WASSCE and the GCE.

MATURE STUDENTS
Mature persons who do not satisfy the approved requirements may apply for admission. Applicants must be at least 25 years at the time of application, attend and complete the University of Ghana Access Course and pass the Mature Students’ Entrance Examination conducted by the University.

Application Process
Application Fees for Ghanaian students: $34
Application Fees for International students: $105

1. GHANAIAN APPLICANTS
University of Ghana online application E-VOUCHERS can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢200.00 at the following banks: Ecobank, Republic Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank, Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), Prudential Bank and Fidelity Bank. Ghanaian applicants in the following categories are expected to apply using the E-VOUCHER:

WASSSCE/SSSCE Applicants and Ghanaians with Foreign Background
WASSCE/SSSCE applicants and Ghanaians who apply with foreign qualifications from schools which write the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the IGCSE such as Alpha Beta, Faith Montessori International School, Ghana International School, New Nation International School, SOS – Hermann GMEINER International College and Tema International School etc., should do the following:

At any of the Banks listed above, applicants will be required to indicate their names, mobile phone numbers and e-mail addresses on the bank voucher before they are served. Those without e-mail addresses will however not be disadvantaged. A confirmation of their Pin will be sent to their mobile phones. After purchasing the e-voucher, applicants should CAREFULLY follow the instructions given. After the application has been submitted on-line, the e-voucher should be kept in a safe place as it may be required by applicants when accessing their admission status at a later date.

DIPLOMA/HND TO DEGREE APPLICANTS
After buying the e-voucher, Diploma/HND to Degree applicants are expected to scan and attach the following documents to their online application forms:

Diploma/HND transcripts
Where applicable, certified copies of ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level certificates/result slips
The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/results slips should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application form.

2. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND GHANAIANS APPLYING FROM ABROAD
International applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad should NOT buy the e-voucher. They should use the following this link to access the online application form for completion and submission.

Online Application for International & Ghanaians Abroad Undergraduate applicants

All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00.This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the University of Ghana ECOBANK Account.

Details of the Account are:

Account Name: University of Ghana Foreign Students Fees
Account Number: 2441000716652
Bank Details: Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch
Swift: ECOCGHAC

or International Transfer through Ecobank (2441000716652 or 1441000716647

or Payment with Credit Card on the GT payment platform.

The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/ results slips should be scanned into one PDF or Word document and attached to the application form.

Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.

Career Opportunities

The BA Adult Education programme is an excellent preparation for postgraduate studies. It also provides exciting career opportunities across a range of adult education and professional programmes. These include advocacy & policy, community development, distance education, professional development and public/civic education

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Tuition Fees for Ghanaian students: $246
Tuition Fees for International students: $4,502

Relevant Contact

 
College of Education Academic Affairs Office
Responsible for admission inquiries