An admission form system that will enable prospective university students to apply for admission through a centralised platform will be rolled out by the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) from next week. the Director of the Commission has said.
The Director-General of GTEC, Professor Ahmed Jinapor at an event said the Centralised Application Processing System (CAPS) will replace the old system where prospective students need to buy multiple forms to apply to different institutions.
Describing the practice of students buying the same forms from different institutions was not the best, the Education Commission Director-General said a new centralised system would be piloted in 10 public and private institutions.
These are the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), the Kumasi Technical University, Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Development, Christian Service University, the Garden City University, the Catholic University Ghana, the Bolgatanga Technical University,
Other institutions he said are the C.K. Tedem University of Technology and Applied Sciences, the Presbyterian University, Ghana, and the Simon Diedong Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies.
“We want to have a situation whereby we would have a platform for all institutions in the country, of all their programmes such that if you want to apply to the University of Ghana, KNUST or Ashesi, all you need is to go onto the platform, buy a form and apply to each of them,” he said.
The GTEC Director said the commission would want to start full implementation from the next academic year. “We believe that when this platform is put out there, institutions would get the opportunity of being advertised,” he added.
The Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) added “It is not only happening here in Ghana; when you go to the UK, they have such a system. When you go to most of the European countries, that is what they are doing,” he said.
Prof. Jinapor said the system would be able to source Senior High School (SHS) graduates results from the West African Examinations Council (WAEC). That, he said, would help to weed out people who applied with fake results.