Admission Requirements

GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
DIRECT ENTRY
2.1.1 SSSCE/WASSCE HOLDERS
Passes in three core subjects (English Language, Mathematics, and Integrated Science or Social Studies) plus credit passes in three (3) relevant elective subjects.
For SSSCE Candidates: Passes (A—D) in six (6) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects, including English and Mathematics, and three (3) relevant elective subjects.
For WASSCE Candidates: Passes (A1—D7) in three (3) core subjects, including English and Mathematics, and Credit passes (A1-C6) in three (3) relevant elective subjects.
The aggregate of the six subjects (i.e. three (3) core and three (3) electives) should not exceed aggregate thirty-nine (39) for WASSCE and aggregate 24 for SSSCE.
Candidates with a combination of the two grading systems will be treated on a case-by-case basis.

RSA Stage III/ ABCE Holders: Passes in two (2) subjects (at least, one of the passes should be a Grade D or better). Also the applicant must have had credit passes in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies in the GBCE (old programme).
GBCE HOLDERS (New programme): Applicants must have passes (A-D) in three (3) core subjects (English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science or Social Studies) plus passes (A-D) in three (3) relevant elective subjects. The aggregate of the six subjects should not be more than twenty-four (24).
DBS Holders: DBS Holders’ applicants must hold at least five (5) DBS passes for Secretarial Option, or four (4) DBS passes for Accounting Option. Applicants must also hold four (4) WASSCE passes (A1-D7) or four (4) SSSCE passes (A-D) including English Language and Mathematics.

MATURE ENTRY
i. Applicants must be at least 25 years old and have three (3) years professional practice in the relevant study area.
ii. Applicants must pass an Entrance Examinations to be conducted by the Polytechnic in English Language and Mathematics.
iii. In lieu of such examinations, the applicants should have credit passes in English Language and Mathematics in WASSCE or any other nationally recognized standard High School level examinations.
iv All applicants should pass a selection interview

In all cases, applicants must also satisfy Departmental requirements.
Applicants shall be required to submit their results for verification with the relevant examination body.

SPECIFIC PROGRAMME ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
HND AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING
A. DIRECT ENTRY
i. SSSCE with Passes (A-D) or WASSCE with passes (A1-D7) in three (3) core subjects (English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science) plus three (3) Passes (A-D)/(A1-C6) in relevant elective subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Elective Mathematics, Forestry, Horticulture, Crop Husbandry, General Agriculture, Technical Drawing, Metalwork, Farm Mechanization, Home Science. Science and Calculations)
ii. Intermediate Certificate with at least passes in three (3) core subjects (English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science) plus passes in three (3) relevant elective subjects (Agricultural Machinery and Workshop processes, Agricultural Tractor Systems, Crop and Animal Husbandry, Coursework Assessment/Practicals)
iii. Ordinary Technician Diploma (OTD)
iv. Agricultural Technician II or III (AET II or III)
v Certificate from Agricultural Colleges with passes (A-D)/(A1-D7) in SSSCE/ WASSCE English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science.
vi Diploma from Agricultural Colleges
vii. General Certificate of Education with at least two ‘A’ Level passes in physics and Mathematics or Chemistry, with ‘O’ Level credit passes in Agricultural Science, Technical Drawing or Metalwork. English Language, and Modern Mathematics.
B. MATURE ENTRY
Applicants must be at least twenty five (25) years old at the time of submitting the application (show proof of age with birth certificate or any legitimate document) and must have at least three (3) years relevant industrial experience plus one (1) of the following:
i. WASSCE/SSSCE passes (A1-D7)/(A-D) in three (3) Core Subjects ( English Language , Mathematics and Integrated Science) plus passes in any three (3) elective subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Elective Mathematics, Horticulture, General Agriculture, Agriculture Economics, Animal Husbandry)..
Ii. General Certificate of Education with at least two GCE ‘A’ level passes in Agricultural Science, Physics and Mathematics or Chemistry, with ‘O’ Level credit passes in English Language and Mathematics.
Iii. Five (5) GCE “O” level credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Agricultural Science, and Chemistry.

HND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
A. DIRECT ENTRY
i. SSSCE/WASSCE HOLDERS:
SSSCE with Passes (A-D) or WASSCE with passes (A1-D7) in three (3) core subjects (English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science). In addition, applicants must have credit passes (A-D)/(A1-C6) in any three (3) of the following: Elective Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Metalwork, and Technical Drawing.
ii. TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
Applicants must possess one of the following qualifications:
i. Mechanical Engineering Technician I Certificate plus passes in English Language and Mathematics
ii. Mechanical Engineering Technician II and III
iii. Ordinary Technician Diploma
iv. Intermediate Certificate with passes in three (3) core subjects (English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science) plus passes in three (3) relevant elective subjects.
v. Certificate II (Technical Institute Certificate) with at least five (5) passes including English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science. Passes in three (3) core subjects and three (3) relevant electives

B. MATURE ENTRY
Applicants must be at least twenty-five (25) years old with relevant industrial experience. In addition applicants must have one (1) of the following qualifications:
i. GCE “O” Level credit passes in English Language , Mathematics or SSSCE credit passes in core English Language, Mathematics plus proof of at least three (3) years relevant experience.
ii. Mechanical Engineering Technician Part I Certificate with at least three (3) years industrial experience
ii. General Certificate of Education with at least one ‘A’ Level pass in Physics, Mathematics or Chemistry, with ‘O’ level passes in Science, Technical Drawing or Metalwork.
In all cases applicants must pass a written examination/interview and submit photocopies of birth certificates.

HND CIVIL ENGINEERING
DIRECT ENTRY
i. SSSCE/WASSCE HOLDERS
SSSCE with Passes (A-D) or WASSCE with passes (A1-D7) in three (3) core subjects (English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science). In addition, applicants must have credit passes (A-D)/ (A1-C6) in any three (3) of the following: Elective Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Building Construction, Technical Drawing, Woodwork and Engineering Science
ii. General Construction Course (GCC)
iii. Construction Technician Certificate (CTC I , II, III); With CTC I, applicants must have passes in all four (4) papers. In addition, applicants must have passes in English Language and Mathematics. With CTC II, applicants must have passes in all four (4) papers with credits in at least two (2) papers
iv. Ordinary Technician Diploma (OTD).
v. Advanced Craft Certificate (B & C) , C & J, FC, P & D, and Plumbing): In addition, applicants must have passes in three (3) core subjects at the SHS Level (including English Language and Mathematics).

B. MATURE ENTRY
Applicants must be at least twenty five (25) years old at the time of submitting
the application (show proof of age with birth certificate or any legitimate document) and must have at least three (3) years relevant industrial experience plus one (1) of the following:
i. Five (5) GCE “O” level credit passes including English Language, Mathematics and Physics or SSSCE passes including Core English Language, Elective Mathematics and Elective Physics .
ii. Construction Technician Certificate Part I .
iii Construction Technician Certificate Part II (CTC II)
iv Construction Technician Certificate Part III (CTC III)
v. General Certificate of Education with at least two GCE ‘A’ level passes in Physics and Mathematics or Chemistry, with ‘O’ Level passes in Science, Technical Drawing or Metalwork.
In all cases applicants must pass written examinations/interviews, submit photocopies of birth certificates and show evidence of industrial experience with a Civil Engineering related firm.

SCHOOL OF APPLIED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (SAST)
HND INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT)
A. DIRECT ENTRY
i. SSSCE/WASSCE HOLDERS: SSSCE holders with Passes (A-D) or WASSCE holders with Passes (A1-D7) in three (3) core subjects comprising English Language, Integrated Science and Mathematics, plus Passes (A-D) for SSSCE holders or (A1-C6) for WASSCE holders in any three (3) elective subjects preferably under any of the following areas: General Arts, Business, Science or Technical ( Electrical /Electronics) courses.
ii. GCE HOLDERS: Applicants must have passes in two (2) ‘A’ Level subjects (at least one of the passes should be grade D or better). Also the applicant must have five credit passes in GCE”O” Level including English Language and Mathematics and a Science subject (for non Science graduate) and an Arts subject ( for Science graduate).
B. MATURED ENTRY: The applicant must:
i. Be at least 25 years of age.
ii. Have credit passes in English Language and Mathematics in SSSCE/WASSCE or any recognized examination.

iii. In the absence of any of B. (ii) above, applicants should pass written selection examinations in the area she or he is deficient (i.e. Mathematics or English Language or both) to be conducted by the polytechnic
iv. Have the requisite working experience of at least three (3) years.
v. All applicants should pass a selection interview
vi Submit photocopy of birth certificate, relevant document and show evidence of industrial experience.

HND BUILDING TECHNOLOGY
A. DIRECT ENTRY:
i. SSSCE/WASSCE Holders: Applicants must have at least ( A-D/A1-D7) in three (3) Core Subjects at SHS Level (English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science) plus at least credit passes (A-D)/(A1-C6) in three (3) elective subjects in any of the following areas or its combination: General Arts, Science or Technical subjects
ii. Construction Technician Certificate (CTC): Final CTC II (Old Scheme) or Final CTCIII (New Scheme)
iii. CTC I , II; With CTC I, applicants must have passes in all four (4) papers. In addition, applicants must have passes in English Language and Mathematics. With CTC II, applicants must have passes in all four (4) papers with credits in at least two (2) papers.
iv. Advanced Craft Certificate (B&C, C&J, FC, P&D, and Plumbing): In addition, applicants must have passes in three (3) Core Subjects at SHS Level (English Language and Mathematics and Integrated Science).
B. MATURE ENTRY:
Applicants must be at least 25 years old at the time of submitting the application (show proof of age with birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of date of birth) and must have at least three (3) years relevant working experience..
Applicants must also have credit passes in English Language and Mathematics in SSSCE/WASSCE or any recognised examination.
In the absence of having credit passes in either English Language or Mathematics or both, applicants should pass written selection examinations in the area she or he is deficient (i.e. Mathematics or English Language or both) to be conducted by the Polytechnic
Applicant must pass an interview to be conducted by the Polytechnic.

In addition, applicant must have one of the following:
i. Building Construction Related Courses Certificate (CTC I, II); with CTC I, applicants must have passes in all four (4) papers and passes in English Language and Mathematics. With CTC II, applicants must have passes in at least three (3) papers.

ii. At least five (5) credits at GCE ‘O’ Level including English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject (Physics, Chemistry or General Science)
iii WASSCE/SSSCE passes in three (3) Core Subjects (including English Language and Mathematics) plus passes (A1-E8)/(A-E) in any three (3) elective subjects in any of the following areas or its combinations: General Arts, Business, Science, or Technical subjects.

HND ESTATE MANAGEMENT
A. DIRECT ENTRY:
i. SSSCE/WASSCE HOLDERS: Applicants must have passes (A-D)/A1-D7) in three (3) Core Subjects at SHS Level (including English Language and Mathematics) plus credit passes (A-D)/(A1-C6) in three (3) elective subjects in any of the following Electives:: General Arts (Geography, Economics, Elective Mathematics, Government, History Options), Sciences .

B. MATURE ENTRY:
Applicants must be at least 25 years old at the time of submitting the application (show proof of age with birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of date of birth) and must have at least three (3) years relevant working experience.
Applicants must also have credit passes in English Language and Mathematics in SSSCE/WASSCE or any recognised examination.
In the absence of credit passes in either English Language or Mathematics or both, applicants should pass written selection examinations in the area she or he is deficient (i.e. Mathematics or English Language or both) to be conducted by the Polytechnic
Applicant must pass an interview to be conducted by the Polytechnic.
In addition, applicant must have one of the following:
i. Building Construction related courses (Certificate in Valuation Practice and Certificate in Surveying Practice)
ii. At least five (5) credits at GCE ‘O’-Level including English Language,, Mathematics and related subjects (Economics, Geography, History).
iii. WASSCE/SSCE passes in three (3) Core Subjects (including English Language and Mathematics) plus passes (A1-E8)/(A-E) in any three (3) of the following Electives:: General Arts,( Geography, Economics, Elective Mathematics, Government, History), Science.

HND DISPENSING TECHNOLOGY
A. DIRECT ENTRY:
i. SSSCE HOLDERS
Applicants must have six (6) passes (A-D) comprising three (3) core subjects (English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science) plus three (3) relevant Elective subjects (Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Elective Mathematics).

i. WASSCE HOLDERS
Applicants must have Passes (A1-D7) in three (3) core subjects comprising English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science plus Credit Passes (A1-C6) in three (3) relevant Elective subjects (Chemistry, Biology/General Agriculture, Physics and Elective Mathematics)
ii. GCE HOLDERS
Applicants must have five (5) credits in GCE ‘O’ Level including English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics plus two (2) GCE ‘A’ level passes in the Sciences, including Chemistry.

iii. CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
Applicants must have obtained a minimum of an overall credit in the Dispensing Technician Part III examination with at least a Credit in Chemistry.
B. MATURE ENTRY
Applicants must be at least 25 years old and must have at least GCE ‘O’ Level / SSSCE / WASSCE passes in English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science, Chemistry plus any one (1) of the following subjects: Biology , Physics or Elective Mathematics. Working experience of at least three (3) years in a hospital/pharmacy/ industry/ laboratory or similar setting is required.

SCHOOL OF APPLIED ART, DESIGN AND GENERAL STUDIES
HND INDUSTRIAL ART
A. DIRECT ENTRY:
i. WASSSCE/SSSCE HOLDERS
Applicant must have passes (A1-D7))/(A-D) in three (3) core subjects, namely English Language, Mathematics and one of the following: Social Studies or Integrated Science plus ANY THREE (3) credit passes (A1-C6)/(A-D) in the following elective subjects: General Knowledge in Art, Ceramics, Woodwork, Sculpture, Textiles, Graphic Design, Jewellery, Basketry, Picture Making, Leather Work and Bead Making.

ii. GCE HOLDERS
Applicants must have passes in two (2) ‘A’ Level subjects (at least, one (1 ) of the passes should be Grade D or better). Also, the applicants must have had credit passes (Grade 6) in five (5) GCE ‘O’ Level subjects including English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject (for non-science students) and an Arts subject (for Science students).
ii. TECHNICIANS CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
Applicant must have Advance Craft or Intermediate Certificate ( in Carpentry & joinery, Painting & Decorating, Fashion & Designing or Welding & Fabrication) with core subjects including; English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science or Social Studies.

NOTE:
Technical, Vocational graduates or Intermediate Certificate holders without these core subjects could apply for the one (1) year Access course and pass the examinations in the core subjects conducted by NABPTEX before applying for the HND programme.

B. MATURE ENTRY
i. Applicant must be at least 25 years of age, and show proof of age with birth
certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of date of birth which is at least 25 years old at the time of submitting application form.
ii. Working experience of at least three (3) years in a Studio/Workshop/ Industry/ Laboratory or similar setting is required.
iii. Applicants must pass a written selection examination / interview.

BUSINESS SCHOOL
HND SECRETARYSHIP AND MANAGEMENT STUDIES
A. DIRECT ENTRY:
i. SSSCE HOLDERS: Applicants must have credits (A-D) in three (3) core subjects (English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science or Social Studies ) plus credit passes (A-D) in three (3) relevant elective subjects. The aggregate of the six (6) subjects should not be more than twenty four (24).
ii WASSCE HOLDERS: Applicants must have Passes (A1– D7) in three core subjects (English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science or Social Studies) plus at least credit passes (A1-C6) in three (3) relevant elective subjects. The aggregate of the six (6) subjects should not be more than thirty -nine (39).
iii GBCE HOLDERS: Applicants must have credit passes (A-D) in three (3) core subjects (English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science or Social Studies ) plus at least credit passes (A-D) in three (3) relevant elective subjects. The aggregate of the six subjects should not be more than twenty four(24).
iv. RSA Stage III/ABCE Holders: RSA Stage III/ABCE holders must have passes in at least two (2) subjects (at least, one of the passes should be grade D or better). In addition, the applicants must have had credit passes in four (4) subjects including English Language and Mathematics in the RSA II/GBCE (old programme)

v. Stenographer Grade: Stenographer holders must have three (3) passes including English language and Mathematics.
vi. DBS Certificate Holders: DBS Applicants must hold at least four (4) DBS passes for Secretaryship Option, OR three (3) DBS passes for accountancy Option, Management option, Purchasing and Supply option or Marketing option. In addition, the applicant must have four (4) WASSCE/ SSSCE Passes (A1-D7)/(A-D) including Mathematics and English Language.
B. MATURE ENTRY:
Must be at least 25 years old and have two (2) years professional practice in the relevant study area AND must pass a Mature Students Entrance examination (English Language, Mathematics and a selection interview.

HND ACCOUNTANCY
A. DIRECT ENTRY
(i) SSSCE APPLICANTS: Passes (A-D) in six (6) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects (English, Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies) plus three (3) elective subjects. The aggregate of the six (6) subjects should not exceed twenty-four (24).
(ii) WASSCE Applicants: Passes (A1-D7) in three (3) core subjects (English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science or Social Studies), plus three (3) elective subjects.

(iii) GBCE HOLDERS (New programme): Credit passes (A-D) in six (6) subjects comprising three core subjects (English, Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social studies) plus three (3) elective subjects.
Applicants with a combination of different grading systems will be treated on a case by case basis.
(iv) GCE HOLDERS: At least two (2) passes in GCE “A” Level plus at least five (5) credit passes in GCE “O” Level including Mathematics and English Language.
v. RSA Stage III/ABCE Holders: RSA Stage III/ABCE holders must have passes in at least two (2) subjects (at least, one of the passes should be grade D or better). In addition, the applicants must have had credit passes in four (4) subjects including English Language and Mathematics in the RSA II/GBCE (old programme)
vi. DBS Certificate Holders: DBS Applicants must hold at least four (4) DBS passes Accounting option. In addition, the applicant must have four (4) WASSCE/ SSSCE Passes (A1-D7) including Mathematics and English Language.
B. MATURE ENTRY
Applicants must be at least twenty five (25) years old and have three (3) years professional practice in relevant study area. Applicants in this category are expected to pass an Entrance Examination and/ a selection Interview. In addition, applicants should have one of the following:
(i) At least five (5) passes in SSSCE/WASSCE including English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science /Social Studies.
(ii) At least five (5) GCE “O” Level credit passes including English Language, Mathematics and Science.
(iii) Teacher’s Certificate ‘A’ (4-year or 3 – year post Secondary) Plus a minimum of three years teaching experience.
(iv) At least three (3) passes in DBS Accounting Option plus credit passes in English Language and Mathematics.

NON-TERTIARY PROGRAMMES
DBS
Applicants must possess SSSCE/WASSCE passes in five (5) subjects including Mathematics and English Language (N.B. Passes in WASSCE and SSSCE range from A1-E8 and A-E respectively).
OR
Applicants must possess passes in NVTI, NACVET or their equivalence
PRE-HND (ACCESS)
Access is a one-year full-time intensive non-residential Programme. The Access Programme is designed to provide opportunity to the under-mentioned categories of graduates to pursue Higher National Diploma (HND) in Applied
Science and Engineering Programmes. The subjects of study during the period of the programme are Core Mathematics, English Language and Science.
VOCATIONAL/ TECHNICAL GRADUATES
i. Holders of NVTI Certificates
ii. Holders of Intermediate or Craft Certificates
iii. Holders of Certificate II with problems with core Mathematics,
English Language and Integrated Science. The National Board for Professional and Technician Examinations (NABPTEX) will conduct the end of year Examinations. Successful applicants shall proceed to enrol in the Higher National Diploma Programmes of their choice.
Please note that the Access Programme is not limited to Programmes offered at the Wa Polytechnic. It is a Nationwide Programme, hence, applicants who may wish to prepare for Programmes offered in other Polytechnics in Ghana are welcome.
N.B. Students who are about to write WASSCE May/June, 2016 can also
apply.

MODE OF APPLICATION
Application Forms may be obtained from the Finance Office of the Wa Polytechnic and all the Regional Post Offices in Ghana. In addition, the forms can be obtained from the District Post Offices of Tumu, Nandom and Jirapa, all in Upper West Region of Ghana. An Application Form costs one hundred and twenty Ghana Cedis (GH ¢120.00) for Direct Applicants and one hundred and thirty Ghana Cedis (GH ¢130..00) for Mature Applicants.Phone No. 0268332743