The University of Ghana yesterday Sunday released the list of successful applicants to pursue various programmes in the university for the 2017/2018 academic year.
So far, a total of about 7,800 applicants have been admitted. However, the number is expected to increase slightly as the list is being updated.
It is very obvious that the University of Ghana, like every other university, cannot admit the entire number of persons who apply to be admitted for the 2017/2018 academic year.
This article is to give possible reasons for the inability of some applicants to make the list.
Reason #1 – You did not meet the general admission requirement
One possible reasons for which you did not get Legon admission this year could be your inability to score at least 6 credit passes in your WASSCE exams.
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 don’t meet this standard.
Reason #2 – You did not meet the grade requirement for the course/programme you opted for
There is a cut off point for the various programmes.
For instance, an applicant must score at least 14 to be qualified for admission for any of the programmes under Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Sciences.
Therefore, inasmuch as you scored at least C6 in six subjects – 3 Core Subjects and 3 electives, you cannot secure a place on the admission list for any of the programmes under Allied Health Science if your grade score is higher than the 14 required.
Visit the university’s website for the cut-off points for the various programmes used for this year’s admission
Reason #3 – Your results have been cancelled or withheld by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC)
After WAEC had released the 2017 WASSCE results, it was brought to light that the results of about 175 schools were being withheld to allow investigations into possible cases of examination malpractice.
The examination body also announced that the results of persons who will be found guilty of examination malpractice after the investigation will be cancelled.
If our results were withheld, it could be reason.
Reason #4 – 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.
Reason #5 – You were not 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 and probably did better than you.