Notice

Distance Education - Sale of Application Forms for 2016/2017 Academic Year

COLLEGE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION

 
SALE OF APPLICATION FORMS FOR 2016/ 2017 ACADEMIC YEAR
 
The College of Distance Education, University of Cape Coast wishes to inform the general public, especially basic school teachers, clerks, secretarial and accounting personnel in the civil/public service, commerce and industry, that Application Forms for admission to the University of Cape Coast by Distance Learning for the 2016/2017 Academic Year is on sale from 7th December, 2015 to 4th March, 2016.
 

  1. EDUCATION PROGRAMMES

 3-year Diploma in Basic Education (DBE)
2.3-year Diploma in Psychology and Foundations of Education (DPF)
3.3-year Diploma in Science and Mathematics Education (DSME) for Science and Elective Mathematics students
4.2-year Bachelor Degree in Basic Education (PDE) for  Diploma in Basic Education Holders only
5.2-year Bachelor Degree in Psychology and Foundations of Education (BPF) for Diploma in Education Holders only.
6.3-year Bachelor Degree in Basic Education (3PDE) for holders of Specialist Certificates or Diploma in subjects other than Education from recognized Tertiary Institutions.
 

  1. BUSINESS PROGRAMMES 

1.3-year Diploma in Commerce (DCO)  
2.3-year Diploma in Management Studies (DMS)
3.2-year Bachelor Degree in Commerce (BCOM- CoDE )  for Dip in Commerce from CoDE /Accounting and GAT/ ATSWA final Certificate Holders
4.2-year Bachelor Degree in Management Studies (BMS- CoDE) for Dip in Mgt. Studies from CoDE and other institutions.
5.2-year Bachelor Degree in Commerce (BCOM- HND) for HND Accountancy and Entrepreneurship & Finance Holders only.
6.2-year Bachelor Degree in Management Studies (BMS- HND) for HND Secretaryship and Management Studies Holders only.
7.2-year Bachelor of Science in Marketing (BMK) for HND Marketing & Purchasing and Supply Holders
8.3-year Bachelor Degree in Management Studies (3BMS) for HND Marketing & Purchasing and Supply Holders
9.3-year Bachelor of Science in Marketing (3BMK) for HND Management studies and Tourism & Hospitality Management Holders
 
  
Entry Requirements for each of the programmes are as follows:
 
A. EDUCATION PROGRAMMES
 
A1. 3-YEAR DIPLOMA IN BASIC EDUCATION (DBE)

  1. All applicants to this programme must be basic school teachers either in the public or private   schools and must have at least one year teaching experience.
  2.  For direct entry, applicants must possess any one of the following:

(i)WASSCE passes (A1-C6) in five (5) subjects comprising three core subjects including English Language and Mathematics plus 2 elective subjects.
(ii)SSSCE passes (A-D) in five (5) subjects comprising three core subjects including English Language and Mathematics plus 2 elective subjects.
(iii) General Certificate of Education (G.C.E.) ‘A’ Level with passes in Two (2) subjects with grades not lower than D.  In addition, applicants must possess credits at G.C.E. ‘O’ Level in Mathematics and English.
(iv) G.C.E Ordinary Level with a minimum of 5 credits in 5 subjects including English and Mathematics.
(v)Holders of Teacher’s Certificate A.
 
         
A2.     3-YEAR DIPLOMA IN PSYCHOLOGY & FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION (DPF)
a.All applicants to this programme must be basic school teachers either in the public or private   schools and must have at least one year teaching experience.
b.For direct entry, applicants must possess any one of the following:
 
(i)WASSCE passes (A1-C6) in five (5) subjects comprising three core subjects including English Language and Mathematics plus 2 elective subjects.
(ii)SSSCE passes (A-D) in five (5) subjects comprising three core subjects including English Language and Mathematics plus 2 elective subjects.
(iii) General Certificate of Education (G.C.E.) ‘A’ Level with passes in Two (2) subjects with grades not lower than D.  In addition, applicants must possess credits at G.C.E. ‘O’ Level in Mathematics and English.
(iv) G.C.E Ordinary Level with a minimum of 5 credits in 5 subjects including English and Mathematics.
(v)Holders of Teacher’s Certificate A.
 
 
A3.      3-YEAR DIPLOMA IN SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS EDUCATION (DSME) -FOR SCIENCE AND ELECTIVE MATHEMATICS STUDENTS
a.All applicants to this programme must be basic school teachers either in the public or private schools and must have at least one year teaching experience.
b.For direct entry, applicants must possess any one of the following:
(i)WASSCE passes (A1-C6) in five (5) subjects comprising three core subjects including English Language and Integrated Science, Mathematics plus 2 elective science subjects.
(ii)SSSCE passes (A-D) in five (5) subjects comprising three core subjects including English Language and Integrated Science, Mathematics plus 2 elective science subjects.
(iii) General Certificate of Education (G.C.E.) ‘A’ Level with passes in Two (2) science subjects with grades not lower than D.  In addition, they must possess credits at G.C.E. ‘O’ Level in Mathematics and English.
(iv) G.C.E Ordinary Level with a minimum of 5 credits in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Biology/ Agriculture and Chemistry.
 
 
 Entry by Mature Examination:
Applicants who do not meet the specified requirements in (A1, A2 & A3) above can gain admission to the programme when they pass a Mature Students Entrance Examination (MEE) between 16th April and 1st May 2016 to be organized at selected Study Centres throughout Ghana;
a.Applicants should have a minimum certificate in WASSCE/ SSSCE or G.C.E ‘O’ Level with passes in; English or Mathematics and any two (2) other subjects.
b.Applicants who are products of Vocational and Technical Institutions and are currently teaching can apply to take part in the Mature Students Entrance Examination.
c.Applicants should be at least 25 years.
 
                 
BACHELOR DEGREE PROGRAMMES
 
 A4.  2-YEAR BACHELOR DEGREE IN BASIC EDUCATION (PDE)
Applicants must possess Diploma in Basic Education / Diploma in Psychology and Foundations of Education / Diploma in Early Childhood Education awarded by UCC or any recognized institution.
 
 
A5. 2-YEAR BACHELOR DEGREE IN PSYCHOLOGY AND FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION (BPF)
 Applicants must possess Diploma in Psychology and Foundations of Education/ Diploma in Basic Education / Diploma in Early Childhood Education awarded by UCC or any recognized institution.
 
6.   3-YEAR BACHELOR DEGREE IN BASIC EDUCATION (3PDE)
a.Applicants to this programme must be basic school teachers either in the public or private   schools and must have at least one year teaching experience.
b.Applicants must be holders of Specialist Certificates and Diploma in subjects other than Education.  
 
 B.      BUSINESS PROGRAMMES
 
B1.      3-YEAR DIPLOMA IN COMMERCE (DCO)
       a.     Applicants should be in full-time employment at the time of applying.
       b.     For direct entry, applicants must possess any one of the following (from i-ix)
i.Professional Accountancy Certificate with a minimum of Part 1 of:
 

  •   Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana),
  •   Chartered Institute of Management Accountants,
  •   Association of Certified Chartered Accountants,
  •   Institute of Bankers,
  •   Ghana Accounting Technicians Examination (GAT) and Accounting Technicians Scheme West Africa (ATSWA).

 
In addition to the above, applicants should possess passes in Mathematics and English.
 
ii.WASSCE passes (A1-C6) in five (5) subjects comprising three core subjects including English Language and Mathematics plus 2 elective subjects including Accounting.
 
iii.SSSCE passes (A-D) in five (5) subjects comprising three core subjects including English Language and Mathematics plus 2 elective subjects including Accounting.
 
iv.General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE) and RSA Stage II with at least grade D in 5 subjects including Accounting, Business Management, English Language and Mathematics.
 
v.Advanced Business Certificate Examination (ABCE) and RSA Stage III with passes in three (3) subjects including Financial Accounting and Economics with grades D or better. In addition applicants must possess passes in English and Mathematics with grades C6 in WASSCE, D in SSCE or credit (6) at ‘O’ Level or better.
 
vi. London Chamber of Commerce (Intermediate) with three passes in subjects including Financial Accounting, Economics and Management. In addition applicants must possess passes in English and Mathematics with grades C6 in WASSCE, D in SSCE or credit (6) at ‘O’ Level or better.
 
vii.G.C.E. ‘O’ Level with a minimum of 5 credits in 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics and Financial Accounting.
 
viii.G.C.E. ‘A’ Level with passes in Two (2) subjects including Accounting with grades not lower than D. In addition, they must possess credits at G.C.E. ‘O’ Level in Mathematics and English.
 
ix.In addition to DBS (Accounting option), applicants must possess four (4) credit passes in WASSCE (A1-C6) / SSSCE (A-D) including English and Mathematics.
       

B2.  3-YEAR DIPLOMA IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES (DMS)
 
a)The entry requirements are the same as those for Diploma in Commerce above except that the subjects should include Commerce, Office Administration/ Practice and Business Management.
b)Holders of Private Secretary Certificates
 
Entry by Mature Examination:
Applicants who do not meet the specified requirements in (B1& B2) can gain admission to the programme when they pass a Mature Students Entrance Examination (MEE) from 13th February 2016 - 1st May 2016 to be organized at selected Study Centres throughout Ghana.
a)Holders of Diploma in Business Studies (DBS) certificate awarded by the Technical Examination Unit of GES without four (4) credit passes in WASSCE / SSSCE including English and Mathematics would only be considered for admission after writing and passing all subjects during the Mature Entrance Examination.
b)Applicants should have a minimum certificate in WASSCE/ SSSCE or G.C.E ‘O’ Level with passes in English or Mathematics and any two (2) other subjects.
c)Applicants should be at least 25 years.
 
 
BACHELOR DEGREE PROGRAMMES
 
B3.    2-YEAR BACHELOR DEGREE IN COMMERCE (BCOM- HND)
         Holders of any of the under listed qualifications from recognized institutions will be admitted to this programme;
a.Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy
b.Higher National Diploma (HND) in Entrepreneurship & Finance
 
 
B4.    2-YEAR BACHELOR DEGREE IN COMMERCE (BCOM- CoDE)
Holders of any of the under listed qualifications from recognized institutions will be admitted to this programme;
a.Diploma in Commerce
b.Final Certificate in Ghana Accounting Technician Examination (GAT)/ Accounting Technicians Scheme West Africa (ATSWA)
c.Part II of Professional Accountancy Examinations (ACCA, CIMA) from recognized Examination Body.
d.ICA part II or 2B in the old system or ICA part III in the new system from recognized Examination Body
 
B5.   2-YEAR BACHELOR DEGREE IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES (BMS- HND)
            Holders of any of the under listed qualifications from recognized institutions will be admitted to this programme;
a.Higher National Diploma (HND) in Secretaryship & Management Studies
b.Higher National Diploma (HND) in Bilingual Secretaryship and Management
c.Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy
 
 
B6.   2-YEAR BACHELOR DEGREE IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES (BMS- CoDE)
Holders of any of the under listed qualifications from recognized institutions will be admitted to this programme;
a.Diploma in Management Studies
b.Diploma in Commerce
 
B7.    2-YEAR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN MARKETING (BMK)
 Holders of any of the under listed qualifications from recognized institutions qualify for this programme;
a.Higher National Diploma (HND) in Marketing
b.Higher National Diploma (HND) in Purchasing and Supply
 
  B8.   3-YEAR BACHELOR DEGREE IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES (3BMS)
Holders of any of the under listed qualifications from recognized institutions qualify for this programme;
a.Higher National Diploma (HND) in Purchasing and Supply.
b.Higher National Diploma (HND) in Marketing.
c.Higher National Diploma (HND) Tourism & Hospitality Management.
 
   B9.   3-YEAR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN MARKETING (3BMK)
Holders of any of the under listed qualifications from recognized institutions qualify for this programme;
a.Diploma in Management Studies.
b.Higher National Diploma (HND) in Secretaryship & Management Studies.
c.Higher National Diploma (HND) in Bilingual Secretaryship and Management.
d.Diploma in Commerce.
e.Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy.
f.Higher National Diploma (HND) Tourism & Hospitality Management
 
SALE OF APPLICATION FORMS
                          
1.The cost of a set of Scratch Card and prospectus for Direct admission to the Diploma and Degree in Education/Commerce/Management Studies/Marketing programmes is;
(a) Ghana Nationals: One Hundred and Seventy Ghana Cedis (GH¢170.00).
(b) Foreign Nationals : One Hundred US Dollars (US $ 100.00)
 

  1. Mature Students Entrance Examination for admission to the Diploma in Basic Education/Psychology  and Foundations of Education/ Science and Maths, Commerce, Management Studies Programmes which include the cost of Scratch Card, a Manual for the  Preparatory Classes, Tuition and Examination Fee, is as follows:

 
(a)Two Hundred and Forty Ghana Cedis (GH¢240.00) for Diploma in Basic Education/Psychology and Foundations of Education /Science and Maths, applicants
 
(b) Two Hundred and Forty Ghana Cedis (GH¢240.00) for Diploma in Commerce and Management Studies applicants.
 
(c)      Foreign Nationals: One Hundred and Twenty US Dollars (US $ 120.00)
 
3.Mode of payment.
(a)Applicants can buy SCRATCH CARDS from the study centres using BANK DRAFT only, payable to the College of Distance Education, University of Cape Coast and drawn from any of  the following banks:
i. Ghana Commercial Bank
ii. Agricultural Development Bank
(b)SCRATCH CARDS bought from the Regional/District Branches of Zenith Bank, Prudential Bank Ltd. Unibank and Ghana Post should be by CASH.
 
The requisite application forms can be obtained from the following places:
 
4. (a)    College of Distance Education, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast.
    (b)   University of Cape Coast Accra Office at Tesano.
    (c)   All Branches of Zenith Bank Ghana Ltd.
    (d)  All Branches of Unibank Ghana Ltd.
    (e)   All Branches of Prudential Bank Ltd.
    (f)    All Regional and Major District Offices of GHANA POST.
    (g)    Regional offices and Study Centres of College of Distance Education:

  • Ashanti -Kumasi (Tafo Nhyiaso), Obuasi (Obuasi Snr High Technical Sch), Offinso (Dwamena Akenten SHS), Simms, Asante Mampong Technical College of Education, Manso Abore SHS;
  • Brong Ahafo - Sunyani (North Nkwabeng), Techiman SHS, Dormaa SHS, Hwidiem SHS, Kintampo SHS, Nkoranza SHS, Drobo SHS;
  • Central – Swedru (SWESBU & SWESCO), Assin Foso  (Obiri Yeboah SHS), Breman Asikuma SHS,  Dunkwa-On-Offin (Boa Amponsem SHS), Kasoa (Ngleshi Amanfrom SHS);
  • Eastern - Koforidua (Okorase Junction 10), Oda (Attafuah SHS), Abetifi College of Education, Somanya, Akwamuman SHS (Akosombo), Begoro Presec SHS;
  • Greater Accra - Accra (Papafio Hills and Zenith College), Ada (Ada College of Education) Tema (Tema SHS);
  • Northern -Tamale (Vittim), Gambaga (Gambaga Girls SHS);
  • Upper East - Bolgatanga (Yikeni on the Navrongo Rd.), Navrongo, Zebilla;
  • Upper West - Wa (Wa Sec), Tumu College of Education, Lawra, Nandom;
  • Volta – Ho (Little Bethlehem), Akatsi (Akatsi College of Education), Jasikan (Jasikan College of Education)
  • Western – Takoradi (Ntankorful), Tarkwa (Fiaseman SHS), Enchi College of Education, Nsein SHS, Bibiani SHS, Sefwi Dabieso SHS;

 Note the following: 
The closing date for sale of application forms is 4th March, 2016.
1.All online applications should be submitted online. Duly submitted applications will have application numbers auto generated.
2. The confirmation page should be printed and submitted together with photocopies of certificates, results slips/transcripts to the centre where scratch cards were purchased soon after submitting online. Take note of application numbers and quote it when communicating with the College.
3.Ensure that the date you purchased the scratch card and the serial number of the card is recorded.
4.Keep photocopies of the confirmation page and scratch card for reference purposes.
 
 
NB: All programmes will be mounted subject to the attainment of the minimum number of applicants required. In cases where the minimum numbers are not attained, applicants will be asked to change their programme of study.
 
Foreign applicants will purchase the form for One Hundred (100.00) / One Hundred and Twenty (120.00) US Dollars and also pay their fees in US Dollars.
 
REGISTRAR.