ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS at Bolgatanga Technical University

Upon receipt of any application for admission, the relevant departments and committees assess the application and advice the Admission Board appropriately. The Admission Board will after reviewing the various assessments instruct the Department of Academic Affairs through the Registrar to roll out admissions to qualified students.

Bolgatanga Polytechnic admission requirements

Entry Requirement

A. Tertiary Programmes

i. GCE ‘A’ Level/GBCE/ABCE Applicants

Five (5) GCE ‘O’ Level credit passes (including Mathematics and English Language) or five (5) passes in GBCE (formerly RSAII) including Mathematics AND English Language plus at least three (3) passes in GCE ‘A’ level subjects (including General Paper) or two (2) passes in ABCE (RSA III) subjects


Passes in three (3) core subjects (English Language, Mathematics and Science), plus three (3) passes in the relevant elective subjects with an aggregate score of 24 or better for SSSCE and 36 or better for WASSCE. For the non-science related programmes social studies is used for the grading


i. A candidate must not be less than twenty-five (25) years of age August, 2013;

ii. Must have at least four (4) SSSCE/WASSCE passes or four (4) GCE ‘O’ Level Credits including English Language and Mathematics and

iii. Must pass a written examination and an interview.


i. DBS/NACVET/GAT Applicants

Diploma in Business Studies (DBS) OR NACVET Certificate- Senior Stenographer or Ghana Accounting Technician (GAT) Part One and
In addition, applicants must have passes in two (2) core subjects (English and Mathematics) and two (2) elective subjects in SSSCE / WASSCE or GCE ‘O’ Level Credit in four (4) subjects including English Language and MathematicsSee Also: List of Courses Offered at Bolgatanga Polytechnic

ii. Catering/ Fashion Professional

Catering 811/2 with three (3) core subjects including English Language and
Mathematics and two (2) relevant elective subjects and
Advanced Catering/Fashion plus passes in SSSCE, WASSCE, or GCE ‘O’ Level Mathematics and English Language.

iii. Holders of Engineering Certificates

Part II, holders of Mechanical Engineering, Agriculture, Automobile & Electrical Engineering plus passes in SSSCE, WASSCE or GCE ‘O’ Level Mathematics and English Language.

iv. Practising Professionals

Practising professionals such as Storekeepers and Accounts Clerks with the requisite qualifications as in (i) above are encouraged to apply


HND Hotel, Catering & Institutional Management
HND Industrial Art
HND Civil Engineering
HND Agricultural Engineering
HND General Agriculture (Ecological)

Applicants selected for the Access Programme would do one academic year (i.e. two semesters of sixteen (16) weeks each) studying Mathematics, English Language and Science. A final examination would then be conducted by the National Board for

Professional and Technician Examinations (NABPTEX) in the three subjects, after which successful applicants shall proceed to enroll into the Higher National Diploma Programme. A minimum of 50% pass in each of the three subjects is required for the qualification into the HND programme.


Applicants should possess a minimum qualification of Catering 811/2, CTC II; MVT II & III and MET II & III or its equivalent and
Intermediate or Craft Certificate or its equivalent in the relevant area of study.


Diploma in Business Studies (DBS)

1. Accounting option;

2. Secretarial option;

3. Management option and

4. Marketing option


i. Five (5) GCE ‘O’ Level credit passes including Mathematics and English Language

ii. RSA or Ghana Commercial Examination Stage II with passes four (4) subjects including Mathematics and English Language

iii. SSS/SSSCE / WASSCE with four (4) passes including Mathematics and English Language

the above are the Admission requirements for Bolgatanga Polytechnic

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