23 May 2002

Ghana: Catholic University Takes Off in September 2002


The Catholic Bishops' Conference of Ghana has announced that the Catholic University of Ghana in Fiapre near Sunyani will open in September 2002. Initially the University will offer four-year degree programmes leading to a BA/BSc in three faculties:

. Information and

Communication Sciences and Technology (ICST);

. Economics and Business Administration (E&BA), and

. Religious Studies and Education (RS&Ed).

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission to any of these three faculties.

1. Application Procedures:

a. Applications may obtain application forms for ¢ 200,000 from the National Catholic Secretariat (Accra), the Secretariat of any Catholic Diocese, or the Office of the Catholic University of Ghana in Sunyani or Accra.

b. Completed application forms together with the specified documents are to be submitted to any of the offices or sent by registered mail postmarked not later than 28 June to the Office of the CUG in either Sunyani or Accra.

c. Successful applicants will be notified by 1 August. Students will register in Sunyani at CUG offices August 28-30.

2. Entry Requirements:

a. Secondary school certificate with certified results;

b. Completed application form with a short statement (150-200 words) hand-written by the applicant indicating her/his career goals, the reason for wishing to obtain a University degree, and why the applicant wishes to study at the Catholic University of Ghana;

c. Identity card or letter of identification from applicant's school, with three passport size colour photographs certified by applicatns parish priest or headmaster of Senior Secondary School which the applicant attended.

3. Tuition and other fees:

a. Tuition fees will be the equivalent of US$ 1,000 per semester and $2,000 per year.

Fees will be paid at time of registration (Aug 28-30, 2002).

b. The Diocese of Sunyani and the Office of the Catholic University will try to assist students in finding suitable housing. Students will however, be responsible for their own lodging and other living expenses.

c. The CUG does not provide any bursary or scholarship funds. However, dioceses, parishes or other institutions are encouraged to provide such assistance to students who require financial assistance.

While permanent facilities are being constructed at Fiapre, the Catholic University will, in the meantime, use the Catholic Diocesan Pastoral Centre in Sunyani for lectures and administration. The Catholic University of Ghana has linkages with Catholic and other Universities in different parts of the world.

Further information may be obtained from:

The Ag. Registrar

Catholic University of Ghana, Fiapre

P. O. Box 363

Sunyani, Brong Ahafo Region

Tel: 061-27379


Email: cds@africaonline.com.gh

or: Catholic University Office

C/o National Catholic Secretariat

P. O. Box KA 9712


Tel: 021-512208, 513111

E-mail: dscncs@africaonline.com.gh

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