The Programme seeks to attract holders of all secondary and post-secondary education certificates (see details below) who meet the admission requirements. Enrollment will be opened to both local and foreign nationals. Admission requirements are as follows:
Credit passes (A-D) in core English, core Mathematics and Integrated Science or Social Studies and any three elective subjects which should include at least one of the following: Economics; Geography; Mathematics; ICT, Government, Elective Mathematics, General Agriculture, Accounting, Business Management, General Knowledge in Art with aggregate score of 24 or better.
ii. WASSCE Applicants
At least a credit (A1-C6) in core English, core Mathematics and Integrated Science or Social Studies and any three elective subjects which should include at least one of the following: Economics; Geography; Mathematics; ICT, Government, Elective Mathematics, General Agriculture, Accounting, Business Management, General Knowledge in Art, with an aggregate score of 36 or better.
iii. A LEVEL Certificate Applicants
Passes in three (3) subjects (at least, one of the passes should be Grade D or better). Besides, the applicant must have had credit passes (Grade 6) in five GCE Ordinary Level subjects (or its equivalent) including English Language, Mathematics and a science subject (for non-science students) and an Arts subject (for science students). A pass in General Paper must also be obtained.
iv. HND/Diploma Applicants
HND holders Second Class (Upper and Lower Division) with relevant background may be admitted in Third Year of the Programme after passing an interview, while HND First Class may be considered for admission without an interview. Two-year Diploma (Second class) holders may be admitted into second year while three years Diploma with distinction may be admitted into third year of the Programme without interview.
v. Mature Applicants
Mature Applicants must have attained the age of 25 years or above with passes in
SSSCE/WASSCE/O Level Mathematics and English and relevant working experience, and must also pass a written examination and interview conducted by the School.
vi. Foreign Students
Foreign students may be admitted on the basis of qualification from their home country for which the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) shall determine equivalence. Evidence of proficiency in English Language will be required in the case of applicants from non-English speaking countries.
GCE ‟A‟ Level to be considered for admission or any other nationally recognized standard High School level examinations (for qualifications from countries outside WAEC‟s aegis).
Applicants may also be required to pass an entrance examination and an interview.
There are a number of employment opportunities from the public and private sector institutions (ready-made jobs but may be hard to secure), Areas in which graduates of the Program are likely to be employed include:
Individuals with Bachelor Degrees in Development Administration can pursue a wide variety of careers, including:
i. Government (e.g. state departments and agencies including the Ghana Statistical Service, National Development Planning Commission, National
Spatial Authority) ii. Academia (e.g. universities, polytechnics)