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Entry Requirements for the Various Pharmacy Courses In Ghana

All programmes offered in the various universities in Ghana and around the world have their own entry requirements that must be met before one’s application can be considered.

Most of the time, these entry requirements are updated as often as every academic year in most government and private tertiary institutions. However, some basic requirements remain the same. 

The various Pharmacy programmes in Ghana are no exception and have their entry requirements. These entry requirements, sometimes, are based on whether one is enrolling on the programme as a regular student or a fee-paying student. 

Below are the basic minimum entry requirements for pharmacy and pharmacy-related programmes/courses offered in Ghana.

NB: Cut-off grades for each programme may be different for the various institutions and also changes almost every academic year.

Cut-off grades are different from the entry requirements. You may have the basic entry requirements but not meet the cut-off grades for that particular academic year and as such denied admission.

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)- 6 years

– WASSCE or SSSCE results with credit passes (at least Grade C6 for WASSCE applicants and Grade D for SSSCE applicants) in three core subjects (English, Mathematics and Integrated Science), and three elective subjects (Biology, Chemistry and either Elective Mathematics or Physics) and a pass in core Social studies. 

– A’ Level applicants must show five credits at the O’ Level including English and Mathematics plus three passes at the A’ Level in Biology, Chemistry and either Physics or Mathematics and a pass in general paper 

– Mature Applicants must be at least 25 years at the time of submitting the application and must show either five credits at the O’ Level including English and Mathematics or credit passes in three elective subjects (Biology, Chemistry and Elective Mathematics or Physics) if using WASSCE or SSSCE results.

Doctor of Pharmacy Top Up (PharmD Top Up)- 2 years

– Applicants must have a pharmacy degree 

– Applicants must have at least three years post-registration experience

– Applicants must attend an interview conducted by the pharmacy school and pass it.

Dispensing Technology (HND)

– WASSCE and SSSCE applicants must have six passes (A1 to D7) or (A to D) in all subjects, including English Language and Mathematics; and at least three (3) of the passes must be relevant to the area of specialization. WASSCE applicants must possess a minimum of C6 in any three of the passes.

– A’ Level applicants must have five GBCE credits or five G.C.E. Ordinary Level credits including English Language and Mathematics plus at least two G.C.E. ‘A’ Level/ABCE passes.

– Mature students should be at least 25 years old and show proof of age with a birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of birth date which is at least 5 years old at the time of application. Applicants must have at least two years of working experience (letter from the employer is required) and pass a written examination conducted by the Technical University.

Mature applicants applying for HND Dispensing Technology should have relative hospital/industrial experience with ‘O’ Level/WASSCE/SSSCE pure science background (Chemistry and Biology) as well as credits in English and Mathematics (core).

– Technical School applicants must show passes in English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science plus any three (3) relevant trade courses.

Dispensing Technology (Diploma)

–  WASSCE and SSSCE applicants must have six passes (A1 to D7) or (A to D) in all subjects, including English Language and Mathematics. Applicants may or may not have a science background

– A’ Level applicants must have five GBCE credits or five G.C.E. Ordinary Level credits including English Language and Mathematics plus at least two G.C.E. ‘A’ Level/ABCE passes.

Medicine Counter Assistantship- 6 months

– SSCE/WASSCE with six passes (SSSCE: A-E WASSCE: A1-E8)

– Mature applicants with working experience in pharmacy shop / Dispensing workers can apply.

Health Facility/Healthcare Assistantship- 6 months

– SSCE/WASSCE with four passes (SSSCE: A-E WASSCE: A1-E8) including Mathematics and English Language, Or

– O’ Level Certificate (GCE) with four passes including Mathematics and English Language.

– Students who don’t have any knowledge in the healthcare sector are admitted into the certificate programme after which they progress to the diploma and specialist diploma with a total duration of two years. 

Pharma Marketing and Salesmanship- 6 months

– SSSCE/WASSCE with four passes (SSSCE: A-E WASSCE: A1-E8) including Mathematics and English Language, Or

– O’ Level Certificate (GCE) with four passes including Mathematics and English Language

WRITTEN AND EDITED RESPECTIVELY BY:

Chief Editor at Wapomu.com

MPSGH, MRPharmS, MPhil.

Isaiah Amoo is a practicing community pharmacist in good standing with the Pharmacy Council of Ghana who has meaningful experience in academia and industrial pharmacy. He is a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, England, UK and currently pursuing his overseas pharmacy assessment programme (MSc) at Aston University, UK. He had his MPhil degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He has about 5 years’ experience as a community Pharmacist and has also taught in academic institutions like KNUST, Kumasi Technical University, Royal Ann College of Health, and G-Health Consult. He likes to spend time reading medical research articles and loves sharing his knowledge with others.

Pharm. Isaiah Amoo

MPSGH, MRPharmS, MPhil. Isaiah Amoo is a practicing community pharmacist in good standing with the Pharmacy Council of Ghana who has meaningful experience in academia and industrial pharmacy. He is a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, England, UK and currently pursuing his overseas pharmacy assessment programme (MSc) at Aston University, UK. He had his MPhil degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He has about 5 years’ experience as a community Pharmacist and has also taught in academic institutions like KNUST, Kumasi Technical University, Royal Ann College of Health, and G-Health Consult. He likes to spend time reading medical research articles and loves sharing his knowledge with others.

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