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Possible reasons why you could not secure UG admission this year


The University of Ghana has offered admission to thousands of persons who applied to undertake its undergraduate programs on the Main, City and Korle-Bu campuses of the University as well as the distance education program in the 2020/2021 academic year.

Those offered admissions include 2020 WASSCE candidates.

It is estimated that over 50,000 persons applied for this years admission.

Obviously, the University of Ghana cannot admit the entire number of persons who apply to be enrolled.

You may have found yourself among the relatively many people who failed to secure admission to the nations premier university.

Here may be why you failed to make the list of admitted students.

You did not meet the general admission requirement

One possible reason for which you did not get Legon admission this year could be your inability to score at least 6 credit passes in yourWASSCEexams.

In order to secure admission into any tertiary institution, applicants must score at least C6 in six subjects 3 Core subjects and 3 electives.

Your application is most definitely not going to be accepted when you dont meet this standard.

An applicant for admission to a degree programme in the University of Ghana must have at least credits (A1 C6 in WASSCE and A D in SSSCE) in English, Core Mathematics and Integrated Science (for Science related programmes) or Social Studies (for non-Science related programmes) and three elective subjects in Science for applicants applying to Science or Agriculture related disciplines or three elective subjects in General Arts/Business for applicants applying to non-Science related disciplines,with the total aggregate not exceeding 24.

You did not meet the grade requirement for the course/programme you opted for

Aside from the General grade requirement, each of the colleges have their own grade requirement as well. You have may met the General requirement, but do you meet the grade requirement for the course/programme you applied to study?

Your results have been canceled or withheld by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC)

This is particularly for those who sat for this years WASSCE and applied as awaiting students. The University needs your results at a particular time and once it is not available, then theres practically no way you could have been offered admission.

If any of your subjects were withheld by the West African Examinations Council, that could be the reasons for which you failed to make it to UGs list.

You made a mistake with your online application

Your inability to complete your online application could be a reason for which you failed to make it to Legon this year.

Perhaps you submitted your application without a passport picture or your educational background.

You were not just lucky

Admission into the University of Ghana is often the university of choice for many Senior High School graduates.

Each year, the number of applicants to the school increases, however, the school is forced to turn down the application of many despite the fact that they qualify to be admitted due to infrastructural and logistical constraints.

Each of the programmes available at the university has a limited number of people it admits.

Although you may have scored the right grades and have met the cut-off point, you compete with fellow applicants opting for the same program.

It is a competition and the space available is very limited.

Written by: Jeffrey Nyabor | universnewsroom.com



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