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WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$342 /year
Applications Begin:10 January, 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Education (Mathematics)
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Education & Leadership
Campus:Legon campus
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020
Programme Overview

Promoting effective Mathematics 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 Mathematics 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 able to diagnose problems of teaching and learning, and introduce innovative practices that can lead to significant improvements in the learning experiences of all Mathematics learners.

Mathematics plays a key role in the development of a quantitatively literate society. It is applied in many fields of study such as finance, computing, engineering and other key sectors. Mathematics thus continues to serve as the gatekeeper for many learners.

As a vital tool for the understanding of science and technology, the subject plays a key role in its application in almost all school subjects including economics, accounting, business studies, social studies and visual arts.

Considering that numeracy is the ability to interpret, apply and communicate mathematical information, mathematics teachers play a vital role in equipping individuals with the tools to function at work and in society in general. Mathematics teachers are therefore in high demand in many countries.

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 Mathematics, pedagogy, conceptual and procedural knowledge.
• Prepare students who will be conceptually and practically competent to facilitate the expectations accorded to Mathematics 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.

Admission Requirements

For Ghanaian Students:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies
Electives: Credit passes in Elective Mathematics 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 Further Mathematics.

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:

Any Three (3) ‘A’ Level subjects including Mathematics

International Baccalaureate:

  • Applicants must have at least Grade 4 in any three HL subjects including Mathematics.
  • In addition, they must have at least Grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL) and Mathematics (SL).
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

Graduates from this programme could be employed to teach senior high school Mathematics. The programme seeks to produce graduates who are able to diagnose problems of teaching and learning Mathematics. It also provides a strong foundation for a diverse range of career opportunities in the field of Mathematics research, Economics research, data analysis, etc.

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Tuition Fees for Ghanaian students: $342
Tuition Fees for International students: $4,869

Relevant Contact

 
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Responsible for admission inquiries
 
School of Education and Leadership
Interim Coordinator
Prof.
Jonathan Arko Fletcher
Dean of the School of Education and Leadership