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|Tuition Fees:||$342 /year|
|Applications Begin:||10 January, 2020|
|Final Award:||Bachelor of Science in Education (Chemistry)|
|Start Date:||September 2020|
|Academic Unit:||School of Education & Leadership|
|Application Deadline:||30 June 2020|
Promoting effective science teaching and learning in Ghana has become an issue of immense concern. This has been necessitated by Ghanaian students’ poor performance at the national and international levels. Producing teachers and education practitioners who understand what it takes to improve quality education and manage its delivery effectively is often lacking.
The courses in this programme are designed to equip those who wish to begin a career in teaching Chemistry at the senior high level with skills to maximise student learning outcomes. The skills acquired will also be transferable to other levels and contexts of education, thus make students graduating from the School equipped to work as assessment design specialists and managers of educational change in general.
The programme desires to produce a unique educational practitioner with a specialisation in Chemistry able to diagnose problems of teaching and learning, and introduce innovative practices that can lead to significant improvements in the learning experiences of all Chemistry learners.
A lot of people study chemistry in order to become doctors, nurses, pharmacist, nutritionists, geologists and manufacturers. There doesn’t seem to be any limit to the role of chemistry both in everyday life and in industry. Many activities in homes, schools and industry involve chemistry to some extent. As a result, a lot of chemistry related jobs are created in industry almost on a daily basis. This underscores the importance of chemistry in the school curriculum.
As part of integrated science, chemistry is studied in nearly every high school in the world. This means the teaching of chemistry as a stand-alone subject or as part of integrated science remains a promising career path
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
• Provide research opportunities to explore and understand how education particularly in the Ghanaian context, mediate social equalities and inequalities.
• Train students in Chemistry, pedagogy, conceptual and procedural knowledge.
• Prepare students who will be conceptually and practically competent to facilitate the expectations accorded to science education in Ghanaian senior high schools.
• Develop the capacity of students to use ICT to enhance teaching and learning.
• Use data from school contexts to inform their practice through engagement in action research through the evaluation of education interventions and practices in the Ghanaian context.
• Develop an understanding of how effective schooling is achieved in diverse international contexts.
For Ghanaian Students:
Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies
Electives: Credit passes in Chemistry and any other two elective subjects
For International Students:
West Africa WASSCE:
Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics & a Science subject.
Electives: Credit passes in any Three (3) Elective subjects including Chemistry.
American High School:
American High School Grade 12
An applicant for admission to a degree programme in the University of Ghana must have and a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0
Cambridge ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels:
Three (3) ‘A’ Level subjects comprising ‘A’ Level Chemistry any other Two (2) ‘A’ Level subjects
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:
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
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.
Graduates from this programme could be employed to teach senior high school Chemistry. The programme also provides a strong foundation for a diverse range of career opportunities at a time of rapid change in education, including managerial and administrative roles in schools and local authorities; work in secondary school settings; careers in quality control, industrial hygiene, research and development and a range of professions.
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