LUCAS College is one of the colleges that are based in Ghana with the aim of bridging the gap that exists between the academic environment and the labour industry. With their approach to training, the college makes effort to raise students who would step out of the learning environment and find relevance in the job market. They ensure that their students are practically taught through hands-on learning, and are also equipped with the required skills that will enable them to thrive in the fast advancing world. In this article, we will look at the LUCAS College Ghana admission and requirements.
Fully known as Leaders University College for Applied Science (LUCAS), the values of the college are tilted toward ensuring that their students are trained to achieve professional success. This is why the college does everything possible within their reach to inculcate in the students employable skills that they would need in the job market, and also come up with practical projects they can lay their hands on so that they can apply whatever knowledge they acquire in the process to achieve results in the work industry.
To give the students guidance and instruction that will open them up to the real world, the college is in partnership with experts and industry professionals like Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), MBway France, and MyDigitalSchool also located in France, among others. There is also a special package for students who apply for the foreign degree programmes according to the information contained on the college’s official website. This incentive ensures that not only will the students earn a European degree, but they will also obtain the right to work in Europe.
About LUCAS University College Ghana
LUCAS College is a tertiary higher education institution that is duly accredited under the National Accreditation Board (NAB), Ghana since 2016. At the beginning of January 2017, the college began its full operation by offering both undergraduate and graduate degree programmes to prospective students who meet the college’s admission requirements. Apart from these, there are also provisions for foreign degree programmes as well as short courses for individuals and corporate organisations.
Based on the information available on the college’s official website, the LUCAS College runs a total of six (6) undergraduate degree programmes and six (6) graduate degree programmes also. The courses at LUCAS College Ghana are reportedly taught in such a way that the students will be able to gain the practical knowledge and the skill that will make them stand out in the labour market.
In their specialized approach to teaching their students, the college ensures that their undergraduate students are made to study a wide range of courses in the first two years of their degree programme. This is to enable the students choose what courses they can fit into eventually. Afterwards, the last two years that they would be spending in the college, they will then go on to study based on their specialized chosen course of study.
LUCAS College Ghana courses offered
LUCAS College courses are said to be created by experts in the various fields of their specialization. These experts also host workshops and at the same time, help the students of the College get internships and the work experience they need to perform excellently in the labour market.
While emphasis is placed on practical training and skills development, the list of courses offered in LUCAS College are the following:
- Master of Public Administration (MPA);
- MBA in Management;
- MSc. in Tourism Management;
- MSC. in Management Information Systems;
- MSc. in Hospitality Management;
- MSc. in Computer Science.
- BSc. in Tourism Management;
- BSC. in Hospitality Management;
- Bachelor of Management and Public Administration;
- BSc. in Management;
- BSc. in Management Information Systems;
- BSc. in Computer Science;
Foreign degree programmes
Note that for applicants who are interested in the foreign degree programmes, as published on the college's official website, they can apply for such at LUCAS College. The College offers Bachelor and Master's degrees that are certified by France and Ireland. The beautiful thing is that students will be able to use the certificates received from the college to work in the two countries conveniently. Those who apply for the Ireland Bachelor's or Master's degrees, will have the opportunity to study in LUCAS College Ghana for the first three (3) years or semesters of their Bachelor's and Master's degrees programme respectively, after which they will go and complete their programme in Ireland.
There are various short courses that the LUCAS College offers to individuals and corporate organisations. The courses include managing data & numbers (MS Excel), creating powerful presentations, sales techniques, human resources management, leadership, creating professional electronic documents, administrative assistantship, accounting, time & priorities management, meeting management, and project management. A visit to the college's official website will give you more information that you may need about the courses.
LUCAS College Ghana fees
There is a special launch annual tuition which the LUCAS College have for their students as well as a scholarship fund. The scholarship fund programme which is aimed at supporting students and families who are hardworking will enable the beneficiaries to enjoy between 10% and 50% of their university tuition. Whosoever is working for the state and its various institutions, high performing students, farmers, low income families, and army and security forces personnel among others are eligible for this fund.
There is also a student sponsoring program which grants a sponsoring or sponsored student up to 10% reduction of the first year of tuition. This is apart from the financial aid that is rendered to students with financial difficulties or hardship from donors.
As contained on the college’s official website, under the special launch annual tuition, local students on the Bachelor and Master's programmes are to pay $2,500 and $2,900 respectively, while foreign students applying for the Bachelor and Master's programmes will be paying the sum of $4,200 and $4,800 respectively.
Moreover, local students who are beneficiaries of this up to 50% scholarship fund will pay a minimum annual tuition of $1,250 and $1,450, while international students on the same scholarship fund will also pay a minimum of $2,100 and $2,400 for the Bachelor and Master's programmes respectively which is 50% off their annual tuition.
Entry requirements for LUCAS College Ghana
According to the information published on the college’s official website, the following are the requirements for any student applying to study either at the undergraduate or graduate levels.
Applicants with SSSCE are expected to have a minimum of six (6) credit passes including core English, Mathematics and either Integrated Science or Social Studies and three (3) electives in relevant subjects. They should have an aggregate score of 6-24 in the West Africa Examinations, that is, credit passes (A-D) in six (6) subjects which should be three core subjects including English language and Mathematics and three (3) relevant elective subjects.
Those applying with their WASSCE result are expected to possess, at least, credit passes in core English, Mathematics and either Integrated Science or Social Studies, and three (3) electives in relevant subjects. Then, they should have an aggregate score of 6-36 in their West Africa Examinations, that is, credit passes (A1-C6) in six (6) subjects which should be three core subjects to include English language and Mathematics and three (3) relevant elective subjects.
Applicants with GBCE are expected to have credit passes, that is (A-D), in six (6) subjects which should comprise of three core subjects that will include English language and Mathematics, and three (3) relevant elective subjects.
More so, applicants who have baccalaureate are expected to also have French or International Baccalaureate passes. Mature students who want to apply must be, at least 25 years old, and they are to show proof of their age with their birth certificate or any legitimate document. Whatever document they are tendering as a proof must be, at least, five years old at the time of application. Then, these mature students are also expected to do the following:
- Pass the college’s Mature Students’ Entrance Examinations which include English Language, Mathematics and an Aptitude Test for entry into all programmes;
- Show proof of passes in English Language and Mathematics;
- Refer to the National Accreditation Board (NAB) to determine equivalences of any other standard High School level examinations they are applying with which will make them eligible for admission.
Those who are applying for the graduate programme are expected to have a good first degree with, at least, 2nd class lower division, or a professional qualification like CA, ACCA, ICA, ICSA, CIPS, CIB, CIM and CIMA. After that, the applicants are to bear in mind that it is possible they are invited to sit for an entrance examination and to attend a selection interview.
How to apply to LUCAS College Ghana
Prospective students who are seeking admission into LUCAS College Ghana are expected to fill a short version application form online from the college’s official website. Once their grades/results are attached, it will allow them to obtain a provisional acceptance from the college.
LUCAS College contact information
The college operates two campuses in Ghana, and the contact information of each of the campuses is given below. This will help prospective students to visit whichever is closer to them.
Accra GHANA Campus
North Dzorwulu, behind Fiesta Royale Hotel,
Norley road, next to Ghana Water Plant,
Tel: +233 (0) 262 375 801.
Aflao GHANA Campus
Facing Victory FM, next to Central Hospital,
Tel : +233 (0) 24 845 70 79.
LUCAS College Ghana broke into the tertiary education system in Ghana at a time when education was increasingly becoming more valuable to Ghanaians. Based on their practical approach the College has adopted to training their students, the institution of learning will make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.