GTEC cautions mature students of scammers

The Ghana Tertiary Education Commission has cautioned the general public to be careful of scammers who dupe innocent students through the use of fake entrance examination banners.

It noted that those adverts mostly claim prospective candidates do not need the West African Senior High School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) to participate in the entrance examination. However these claims according to the commission are false.
The deputy director general of GTEC Professor Ahmed Abdulai Jinapor, advice ” all those interested in sourcing tertiary education, to stay away from them because you will be caught and the consequences would be unbearable”.
He said this in an interview with the Daily Graphic.

Again he noted that the recipients mostly associated with these banners which include the University of Ghana, University of Education Winneba and University of Cape Coast, have denied making such advertisements. Hence the public are advised to be careful.

Admission requirements for mature students, the prospective candidate needed to have a credit in English and Mathematics and also pass an entrance examination depending on the way the particular university wanted it.

“Again, you need to have relevant work experience because you are given the opportunity to access tertiary education even though you do not meet the minimum requirement but because you have the requisite experience, that is why you are given that opportunity, “Prof. Jinapor explained.

He also added that the unfortunate part of this is that the laws of the commission “do not give them the permission to go after” these culprits

But “If the advertisement is done on the website of the university or an accredited platform like a media platform, then we can pick the university on or that media house.

Source: graphic online
By; Daniel Kwaku Anane Afari

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