Programme Philosophy

The current programmes in secondary schools in Ghana include General Arts which entails subjects such as English Language, French, History, Religious Studies, Ghanaian Languages and others. The policy of the Ministry of Education is to have about forty percent of students to pursue subjects in the humanities in the universities in the country. At present, only two universities, namely, University of Cape Coast (UCC) and University of Education, Winneba (UEW) train teachers in this area in the country. As government continues to establish more Senior High Schools to provide access to all students from the Junior High Schools that qualify to attend them, more and more professional teachers will be needed in the area of General Arts to ensure effective teaching of the subjects at the Senior High Schools.

This programme is intended to lay solid foundation in the provision of General Arts teachers for the Senior High Schools.  Added to the information above, it is a fact that the environment in which the University College is located is multi-lingual, with Togo, a Francophone country, only a few kilometres away, engendering linguistic and cultural interactions between the two countries (Ghana and Togo). In addition, the Volta Region is one of the most linguistically diverse regions in Ghana. This makes the study of modern languages in the University very relevant.

Besides, the foundation of the E.P. Church which established the University College can be linked to German, French and English missionary activities. These historical links make the study of modern languages relevant and can be an impetus for growth and development. .

Equipped with the knowledge of French, graduates of the University College will play more significant roles in national development and international affairs. The world has become a global village in which effective communication is crucial and requires understanding of the major languages used in social and professional life. The teaching of French and other modern languages such as English, and German is therefore necessary.

Entry Requirements

Admission requirements for the B.A. French Programme shall conform to the University College’s  general admission requirements in addition to a good pass in French.

Level 100

Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE): Applicants must have Aggregate 24 or better. Candidates must have Grade D or better in six subjects; three of the six subjects must be core subjects: English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science or Social Studies and the other three must be Elective subjects (Literature in English, Government, Music, History, Ghanaian Language, and CRS) (Grade E and F in any subject is not accepted). In addition to the above requirements, the candidate must have at least a C in French.

West Africa Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSSCE): Applicants must have aggregate 36 or better. Candidates must have Grade C6 or better in six subjects; three of the six subjects must be core subjects: English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science or Social Studies and the other three must be Elective subjects, one of which must be French (Literature in English, Government, Music, History, Ghanaian Language, CRS etc). (Grade D7 and E8 are not accepted).

General Certificate of Education (GCE) ‘O’ and ‘A’ Levels

Candidates must have five (5) credit passes (Grade 6) including English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject (for non-science students) and an Arts subject (for Science students) at the “O” Level AND at least three (3) passes at the GCE Advanced level in relevant subjects, one of which must be French for admission. One of the ‘A’ level passes must be at a grade not lower than Grade D.

Certificate ‘A’, 3-Year Post-Secondary

Certificate ‘A’, 3-Year Post-Secondary (French option) with credit passes in SSSCE/WASSCE/GCE ‘O’ Level in Core Mathematics, English and Integrated Science or Social Studies.

Mature Applicants

  1. Mature candidates must be at least 25 years old at the time of applying and must have relevant working experience in any establishment.
  2. Applicants must show proof of age with birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of birth which is at least five (5) years old at the time of application.
  3. Applicants must also provide introductory letter from employer or show any other proof of employment.
  4. Applicants will be required to write EPUC Entry Qualifying Examination in English, Mathematics, General Paper and a Special Paper in French.
  5. Applicants who had Credit Passes in English and Mathematics will not write Mathematics and English.
  6. An access course shall be organised for interested applicants before the Entry Qualifying Examination.

LEVEL 200

Diploma In Basic Education (DBE) Certificate Holders

Diploma in Basic Education, (French option) with credit passes in SSSCE/WASSCE/GCE ‘O’ Level in Core Mathematics, English and Integrated Science or Social Studies.

LEVEL 300

Diploma Holders from Recognised Institutions

Diploma holders in French from accredited   Universities/Institutions with credit passes in English and Mathematics at SSSCE/WASSCE/ GCE ‘O’ Level will be admitted at level 300.

International Students

International students with qualifications equivalent to those mentioned above will be considered for admission.  However, applicants from non-English speaking countries must attach to their applications evidence of proficiency in English. Their certificates must be translated into English by a certified translator or an approved institution and duly stamped.

Admission Target Group

The B.A. programme targets the following

  1. SSSCE/WASSCE, GCE ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level holders
  2. Holders of Diploma from accredited institutions
  3. Mature applicants
  4. International applicants: Non-English speaking applicants with proficiency certificate in English.

Job Prospects

Areas in which the students are likely to be employed include:

  1. Educational sector.
  2. International and Regional organizations (ECOWAS, AU, UNICEF, UNDP, etc.).
  3. Print and Electronic Media.
  4. Ministries, Departments, Agencies and other public and private organizations in both Anglophone and Francophone countries across the globe.
  5. Communication and Marketing agencies in Multinational Companies.