Good news: Grade 'D7' to be considered for University admission soon

Good news: Grade 'D7' to be considered for University admission soon

The Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Professor Kwesi Yankah has stated that government is seeking to remove all the barricades to admission processes and policies that are not fair.

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These existing admission requirements, most at times, discriminates against students from less endowed homes and institutions who are required to get kcredits in all core subjects.

The status of grades such as D7 in some core subjects would be clarified to give hope to some applicants who have passed Mathematics without credit, but are still being denied access even to courses where Mathematics is not required.

The Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Professor Kwesi Yankah, made these known while addressiing the joint 18th graduation and 28th matriculation of the Catholic University College Ghana (CUCG) at Fiapre.

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"Simply put, government seeks to remove bottlenecks to admission processes and policies that are simply unjust, and discriminate against a majority of students from less endowed homes and institutions, where it is an exception than a rule, to get credit passes in all key subjects," he explained.

Prof. Yankah said the policy which had been fought for, for several years was now receiving some positive attention.

He however added that that the policy did not in anyway mean that the quality education would be compromised.

Rather, he explained that the new policy sought to introduce fairness into admission processes, as well as bring Ghana in line with more flexible admission practices in several countries far and near.

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In other news, the Apostolic Church Ghana, Adentan Central Assembly, has honoured 100-year-old Mama Mary Kwame aka Adjourni for her unrivalled contribution towards the church during its early formation.

Mama Mary Kwame received a citation from the church in recognition of her ''contribution and selfless dedication'' especially for giving her ''house for the establishment of the Adentan Central Central Assembly.''

YEN.com.gh earlier featured the 100-year-old woman, who now lives at Adenta in Accra, where she shares a room with a granddaughter.

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