Gov’t to set up joint admission board for all universities – Prof. Yankah

Gov’t to set up joint admission board for all universities – Prof. Yankah

- Government has disclosed that very soon students can apply to several universities with just one application form

- Government says this will be done by setting up of joint admission board for all universities

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The Ministry of Education has disclosed that government is establishing a joint admission board to enable prospective students to tender just one application to different tertiary institutions at the same time.

Gov’t to set up joint admission board for all universities – Prof. Yankah

Prof. Kwesi Yankah

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According to Professor Kwesi Yankah, the Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, proposals have already been made to desist students from applying to different tertiary institutions separately.

“We will adopt the joint application mode where one makes a single application, this will be just like going to high school where students make selections in one application process,” Prof Yankah said.

The Minister speaking on 3FM’s Sunrise on Tuesday, indicated that when the proposal is duly accepted, the joint admission board will handle all issues concerning university admissions.

Prof. Yankah said the decision forms part of government’s efforts to reduce the burden and cost incurred by prospective students in purchasing multiple admission forms.

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“Parents spend a lot of money on application forms, and at the end of it all, their wards get enrolled into just one university,” he said.

The State Minister added that the Akufo-Addo administration is outraged by the continuous rise in application fees, hence the decision to set up the admission board.

The minister said many students may not necessarily meet requirements of some of the universities they apply to, but they end up spending their hard-earned money on admission forms.

“They should exercise some discretion to decide whether or not to apply to a particular university, checking exactly what the requirements are,” Prof. Yankah cautioned parents and students.

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