The Minister of Education in charge of Tertiary Education, Professor Kwesi Yankah, who made this known last Friday at a stakeholders forum in the Eastern Region, said the new system will eliminate the system of applying to multiple universities for admission.
He revealed that the policy is under consideration at the ministry and has again been proposed by a 9-member committee chaired by Professor Cliff Tagoe in the Tertiary Education Policy Document submitted on November 1, 2018, to the Ministry of Education.
He said: “One proposal currently under contemplation by the Ministry of Education has also incidentally been proposed by this draft Policy document.
“It is the Proposal for a Centralized University admissions and Placement Service (CAPS), which replaces the stressful and rather expensive system of applying to separate Universities in Ghana with a Centralized system, where the applicants list their choices of University on a single platform.
“A Central administrative and technical set up then facilitates the process of placement,” the Committee said.
He said a committee to be chaired by Prof. Adow Obeng, former Vice Chancellor of University of Cape Coast, will be formally inaugurated on Thursday, January 17, 2019, to facilitate the process.
Prof. Yankah said exploratory visits have been made to UK and Nigeria to understudy how the system works by the Ministry of Education and Vice Chancellors and Registrars.