Programme Philosophy and Objective

The Evangelical Presbyterian University College is part of the global effort to support sustainable and industrial food production to feed the growing global population. This can be achieved through the use of appropriate technologies in the production process, sustainable management of the ecosystem, infrastructural development, strategies for marketing produce, and through the promotion of food safety, food quality and value addition. This must occur in a learning environment that promotes a challenging and secure environment that is responsive to individual learning needs.

The philosophy of the Animal Science and Fisheries Programme is to train and equip students with good knowledge of the science and practice of animal husbandry to help boost animal production in the country. The programme aims at providing conducive teaching and learning environment that will enable students to learn skills and develop attitudes that have positive impact on animal and fishery development. The intention is that these graduates should have practical training as well as theoretical knowledge so as to encourage them to set up themselves in agricultural production as a means of reducing graduate unemployment and increasing agricultural productivity. The programme will provide avenues for the practical teaching and learning experience to learning the experience.

The programme seeks to:

  • produce innovative graduates with the ability to manage change in animal science and fisheries and to promote value addition.
  • equip students with employable skills in animal science and fisheries that can be practically manifested.
  • produce scientists and educated farmers who will be self-employed, employer of labour, educators of farmers and consultants at both national and international levels.
  • empower students from relevant educational backgrounds to fulfill their academic potential in animal science and fisheries.
  • provide students with opportunities for continuing intellectual development.

Entry Requirement

Admission requirements for the various categories of applicants are as follows:

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 in  General Science and Agricultural Science (Grades E and F in any subject are not accepted).

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 in General Science and Agricultural Science (Grades 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 or an Arts Subject at the “O” Level AND at least three (3) passes at the GCE Advanced level in relevant subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics). At least one of the ‘A’ level passes must be at a grade not lower than D.

Mature Applicants

  1. Mature candidates must be at least 25 years old at the time of submission of application.
  2. They must have working experience in any establishment including self-employment.
  3. 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 submission of application.
  4. Applicants must also provide an introductory letter from employer or show any other proof of employment.
  5. Applicants will be required to write EPUC Entry Qualifying Examination in English, Mathematics, General Paper, and a Special Paper (General Agriculture). The EPUC qualifying Examination shall be moderated by University of Cape Coast, the Mentor institution.
  6. Applicants who have Credit Passes in English and Mathematics will not write EPUC Qualifying Examination in Mathematics and English.
  7. Access course is organized for interested mature applicants.

LEVEL 200

Applicants admitted at level 200 must have any of the following:

  1. Diploma in Basic Education (DBE) Certificate.
  2. National Diploma in Agriculture (NDA) from Accredited Institutions.
  3. a pass in HND in Agriculture, with two years post HND qualification working experience.
  4. Certificate in General Agriculture from recognized Colleges of Agriculture.

LEVEL 300

HND holders, with Second Class Lower or better in Agriculture, with two years Post HND qualification working experience.

Target Groups

  1. SHS graduates
  2. GCE O and A Level graduates
  • Teachers with Certificate ‘A’ post-secondary
  1. Teachers with Diploma in Basic Education
  2. Mature Candidates

International Students

Admission requirements and procedures for international students must be equivalent to those outlined above. All foreign certificates shall be submitted to National Accreditation Board for determination of equivalence. In addition, every international student must:

  1. complete a financial statement that clearly demonstrates ability to pay all expenses associated with his/her study at epuc,including tuition, accommodation, books, food, health care, and other expenses.
  2. pay tuition, hostel and all other fees in full and in advance, for each academic year, before course registration.
  3. submit passports and other travel documents for verification.
  4. submit a police clearance from home country.
  5. reside in the university college-operated hostels.
  6. register with the local ghana police service in ho.
  7. unfamiliar certificates will be forwarded to the National Accreditation Board (NAB) for determination of their equivalent, as used in Ghana.

Proficiency in English Language

All students whose native language or previous language of instruction is not English (such as students from Francophone countries) must demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, comprehending and speaking English. All students applying for admission whose previous language of instruction is not English may present TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) results, or will be required to write an English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) and pass it. Candidates will have to arrange with TOEFL/ELPT for their transcript to be transferred to the EPUC for processing. The University College is not obliged to make such arrangement or register with any such bodies.

It is the responsibility of all International students to obtain the necessary immigration documents and visas required to study in Ghana. International students are required to show evidence of appropriate entry and permission to study in Ghana before they can be admitted or registered into programmes. Immigration documents must be continuously updated or renewed and not allowed to elapse at any time during the International Student’s academic career at EPUC. Information on residence permit application procedures may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar.

Prospects after Graduation

  1. Setting up own business in various aspects of agriculture.
  2. Working for an entrepreneur in various agricultural enterprises.
  3. Large scale farming in crops, animals or fisheries.
  4. Agricultural project manager in financial institutions.
  5. Project manager in Agricultural NGO’s.
  6. Sales manager in commodities, equipment, processed produce in shops etc.
  7. Manager in agricultural input companies.
  8. Career in Ministry of Food and Agriculture as an agricultural extension agent in areas of animal production, fish production and agroforestry.
  9. Undergoing further studies to become a Research Scientist/Lecturer in tertiary institutions in the fields of animal/fish production, animal/fish breeding, biotechnology, animal physiology, animal/fish pathology etc.