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Type: Public Institution
Motto: Knowledge comes from learning
Affiliated to: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Established: 2005
No of Students: 9,000
President: Prof. Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa
Campuses: Accra, Abeka, Kumasi, Takoradi, Ho, Nungua
Ranking: 9th in Ghana (Webometrics)
Website: https://site.gctu.edu.gh/
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Ghana Communication Technology University (GCTU) is a private university located in Accra, Ghana. It was established in 2020, following the GCTU Act signed by H.E. Nana Akuffo-Addo, transforming Ghana Telecom University College to GCTU.

The University College was established from the separation of the Ghana Telecom Company and the entity that would become the university. It was formerly known as the Ghana Telecom Training Centre (GTTC);.. more

Ghana Communication Technology University (GCTU) is a private university located in Accra, Ghana. It was established in 2020, following the GCTU Act signed by H.E. Nana Akuffo-Addo, transforming Ghana Telecom University College to GCTU.

The University College was established from the separation of the Ghana Telecom Company and the entity that would become the university. It was formerly known as the Ghana Telecom Training Centre (GTTC); GTTC was established in 1948 by the Post and Telecommunications Department to serve as a telecoms training school for the British administration of that era.

By 1974 it had expanded its training to cover institutions and agencies such as the Civil Aviation, the Army, the Police and the Meteorological Services. Following a management contract with a company in Norway, upgrading the infrastructure and equipment at GTTC. The Centre was also renamed Ghana Technology University College. It counts 3 campuses in Accra, Abeka and Nungua.

Ghana Communication Technology University is ranked 9th in Ghana, according to Webometrics’ ranking of African universities. True to its name, GCTU is a technology-inclined university, working towards being a world-renowned place for research and creativity. It uses both theory and practice to prepare students as they move towards rewarding careers.

Ghana Communication Technology University is on a mission to advance cutting-edge technology nationwide and globally. It values its students, excellence, academic freedom, innovation, and integrity. In a bid to be available to students at all times, GCTU has virtual classrooms, allowing students to access courses online.

In 2014, the institution won the Platinum Award for Quality Education in Africa at the Business Initiative Direction (BID) Quality Era Awards in Geneva, Switzerland. The university is home to over 7000 students, with more than 5000 undergraduates and 1500 postgraduates

Ghana Communication Technology University counts several facilities across its campuses that help create a conducive academic environment for its university community. The University College has invested in state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities, so students have the latest technology and advanced resources, chief among which is a library that offers circulation, reference and reprographic services, in addition to providing a study space for students.

GCTU also offers an electronic library with internet connectivity and printers. The University College opened a language centre in response to demands to offer courses in foreign languages. The university provides well-furnished hostel facilities to students requiring on-campus accommodation.

The university als counts spacious lecture rooms, a well-equipped laboratory, a multi-purpose auditorium, and top-notch video conferencing facilities. GCTU has two modern cafeterias and a student-run canteen. The university runs adequate security on campus, thanks to qualified security personnel.

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Faculty of Engineering

  • Diploma in Telecommunication Engineering
  • Bachelor in Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor in Telecommunication Engineering
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Faculty of Engineering

  • Diploma in Telecommunication Engineering
  • Bachelor in Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor in Telecommunication Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Solar Engineering
  • in Engineering and Management
  • in Telecommunication Engineering
  • in Engineering Project Management

Faculty of Computing and Information Systems

  • Diploma in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Information Technology

Faculty of IT Business

  • in Procurement & Logistics
  • in Accounting
  • BSc in Banking and Finance
  • in Economics
  • in Human Resource Management
  • in Management

Office of Research Services and Innovation

Centre for Online Learning & Teaching Centre for Professional Development

  • Postgraduate Short Courses
    • Postgraduate Certificate in MIS
    • Certificate in Public Procurement
    • Advanced Certificate in Supply Chain Management

IT & Engineering Training

  • Oracle Database 12c
  • Certified Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Fibre Optics Technology

Cyber Security Training

  • Digital Forensics
  • Wireless Network Security
  • EC-Council Certified Security Specialist

Professional / Others

  • Chartered Institute Of Bankers (CIB)
  • Professional in Business Analyst (PMI/PBA)
  • ACCA

Personal Development Programmes

  • Strategic Internal Auditing
  • Business Development Executive
  • Certificate in Advanced Customer Care

University Access Programmes

  • Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • /Gen. Bus. Certificate Examination
  • Nov/Dec Classes

Language Centre

  • General English
  • Business English
  • English Proficiency Test
  • General / Business French
  • Spanish
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KEY INFO
GCTU has a rolling (open) Admissions System. This means that the admission forms are available all year round. There are presently three enrollments sessions in a year for undergraduates:
January intake – for Diploma, Top-Up Degree, and Degree Programmes.
March intake- for Certif.. more

KEY INFO
GCTU has a rolling (open) Admissions System. This means that the admission forms are available all year round. There are presently three enrollments sessions in a year for undergraduates:
January intake – for Diploma, Top-Up Degree, and Degree Programmes.
March intake- for Certificate programmes
September – for Certificate, Diploma, Top-Up Degree and Degree Programmes
For Masters and PhD applicants even though applications are accepted all year round, the major intake periods include January, June and September.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
For Diploma Programmes
WASSCE applicants must have grades “A1 – D7” in their core and elective subjects. This includes, English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science/Social Studies and any three elective subjects which are relevant to the applicant’s area of study.
SSSCE/GBCE applicants must have grades “A – D” in both their core and elective subjects. This includes English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science/Social Studies and any three elective subjects which are relevant to the applicant’s area of study.

For Undergraduate Degree Programmes
SSSCE/WASSCE– credit passes in English Language, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science and three (3) elective subjects relevant to the chosen programme with aggregate 24/36 or better respectively.
‘O’ Level/‘A ’Level – credits in at least five (5) subjects at the GCE‘O’ Level (or its equivalent including English Language and Mathematics, plus at least three (3) credit passes in the relevant subjects at the Advanced level.
GBCE/ – credit passes in Business Mathematics, English Language and Integrated Science and three (3) elective subjects.
Mature – Applicant applying for mature admission must satisfy the following entry requirement:
Attain a minimum age of twenty-five (25) years at the time of applying.
Show proof of age with a birth certificate/baptismal certificate/weighing card which is five (5) years old.
Must pass the Mature Students’ Entrance Examination in Mathematics, English Language and General Paper. Engineering students will write papers in Mathematics, English Language and Physics.
Stage 1 of ACCA, ICA, Associates of Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB), Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) with five (5) credits at GBCE or GCE‘O’ Level including English language and Mathematics.
American Grade 12 Holders must have relevant academic qualification. This must be evaluated by the National Accreditation Board(NAB).
City & Guilds: Diploma in Electrical Electronic Engineering or Advanced Diploma in Microcomputer Technology/ any relevant  I.T programmes.
International Baccalaureate (IB)/Diploma holders will go through a compulsory three (3) months English Proficiency class before starting their programme. They should also submit both the original and translated versions of their results slips to the National Accreditation Board (NAB) for verification and equivalency before applying.
Higher National Diploma (HND)relevant to the programme of study from a recognized Polytechnic with at least 2nd Class Lower Division.
Verifiable Diplomas relevant to the programme of study from accredited tertiary institutions. This will be assessed on an individual basis and will need verification from the National Accreditation Board (NAB).

For Masters Programmes
Applicants must have a First or Bachelor’s degree with at least a second class lower MBA programmes applicants must have a minimum of two years of work experience following graduation.
Higher National Diploma (HND) applicants from accredited universities must have a minimum of four years of post-graduation work

For PhD Programmes
Applicants must have a master’s degree in a relevant area of study
Applicants should be prepared to submit professional and academic recommendations, personal statements, a research proposal, copies of publications, an updated Curriculum Vitae along with the completed application
International applicants should be ready to prove their knowledge of English.

HOW TO APPLY
Offline

Visit GTUC website: gtuc.edu.gh.
Download the application form online and fill.
You may also obtain a hard copy of the form from our various Campuses
Remember to attach your passport-sized photograph and other documents relevant to your application.
Applicants with statement of results from West African Examination Council (WAEC) must add WAEC SCRATCH card(s) to their application form depending on the number of sittings

Online
Select “For First Time Applicants” or “Create account” if a New User. Select “For Returning Applicants” or “Login” if a continuing user/applicant.
First time applicants are required to fill the various fields in order to have their account creation successful.
An SMS will be sent to your phone number provided to confirm account creation.
Various programs offered in the institution will be displayed where the user makes selections. Per selection made, the various programs within the selected program are displayed from which a choice is to be made by the applicant.
Provide subsequent information to complete the application:
Personal details
WAEC Results
Sponsorship
Payment
Additional information Graduate Application:
Personal details
Academic Background
Work experience
Document upload
Sponsorship
Payment should be made to confirm application (Visa Card/MTN Mobile Money)

*All professional and other entry qualifications will need verification from the National Accreditation Board (NAB).
*All foreign applicants with WAEC results should include scratch card (s) from their countries with their application forms, depending on the number of WAEC sittings.

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Accra is the capital and largest city of Ghana. The city lies on a cliff that spreads northward over the Accra plains. The name Accra comes from an Akan word “nkran” that means black ants in the vicinity. When the Portuguese first settled on the coast of what is now known as Ghana, in 1482, Accra was occupied by several villages of the Ga tribe. Between 1650 and 1680 the Europeans built thr.. more

Accra is the capital and largest city of Ghana. The city lies on a cliff that spreads northward over the Accra plains. The name Accra comes from an Akan word “nkran” that means black ants in the vicinity. When the Portuguese first settled on the coast of what is now known as Ghana, in 1482, Accra was occupied by several villages of the Ga tribe. Between 1650 and 1680 the Europeans built three trading posts along the coast, known as Fort James (English), Fort Crevecoeur (Dutch), and Christiansburg Castle (Danish). After a tribal war, the major Ga towns on the Accra plains were displaced and drawn to the coast by the prospect of profitable trade with the Europeans. As a result, three coastal villages that are Osu (Christiansborg), Dutch Accra (later called Ussher Town), and James Town sprang up, becoming the nuclei of what was to be Accra. Accra later grew into a prosperous trading centre and after the Danes and the Dutch left the region in 1850, Accra became the capital of the British Gold Coast colony.

After independence, Accra became the country’s capital, acting as its administrative, economic, and educational centre. Accra is influenced by the local steppe climate with annual average temperatures ranging from 24 degrees Celsius to 31 degrees Celsius. The total population of Accra is just over 2.4 million, and is the Greater Accra Region’s economic and administrative hub, and serves as the anchor of the larger Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA), which is inhabited by about 4 million people, making it the thirteenth-largest metropolitan area in Africa. The Ghanaian culture is characterised by a host of social gatherings – both colourful and musical in nature. The celebration of festivals is an essential part of life, whether for childbirth, rites of passage, puberty, marriage or death. Accra’s largest contributions revolve around the manufacturing and financial sectors. It also has a substantially sized service sector, and fishing is deemed important to the city.

Accra is one of Ghana’s most historic cities. It is best known for the Independence Square which contains monuments of Ghana’s independence struggle, including the Independence Arch, the Black Star Gate, and the Liberation Day Monument. Another visible historical landmark is the Jamestown Lighthouse that was constructed in 1875 by the British. The city encourages relaxation and refreshment through the presence of numerous parks like the Labadi Beach, the Osu Castle, and the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum & Memorial park (final resting place of Ghana’s first president, and it contains photos, artefacts and an insight into the life of Dr Nkrumah). It promotes cultural exploration through the W.E.B Dubois Memorial Centre, the Artist Alliance Gallery and the National Theatre.

Ghana is a country with a deep sports heritage and Accra being its capital upholds that heritage through the Accra Sports stadium, a 39,800 all-seater and multipurpose stadium. The Makola Market is a renowned marketplace and shopping district in the city, where a wide array of products is sold. Accra’s transportation network is served through its airports, namely the Kotoka International Airport and the Accra International Airport. The city possesses a raft of health centres that cater to the health needs of the population. Provisions for worship are put in place through numerous worship houses like the Cathedral Church of the Most Holy Trinity and the Accra Central Mosque. The city is home to several higher education institutions like the University of Ghana, Ghana Technology University College, Accra Technical University and the University of Professional Studies, Accra, just to name a few. The city, all of this taken into account, is an ideal location for further education.

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Motto: Knowledge comes from learning
Affiliated to: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Established: 2005
No of Students: 9,000
President: Prof. Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa
Campuses: Accra, Abeka, Kumasi, Takoradi, Ho, Nungua
Ranking: 9th in Ghana (Webometrics)
Website: https://site.gctu.edu.gh/
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