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Admission of Candidates into the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree Programme for the 2013/2014 Academic Year

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons (Ghanaian and foreign) for admission into the 3-Year Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree programme of the University of Cape Coast for the 2013/2014 academic year. Applicants are to note that the programme is strictly fee-paying.

Programme Goal and Student Profile

The main goal of the Law programme, which is in line with the University’s mission, is to produce high-caliber legal scholars and researchers who will positively influence decision-making and implementation at all levels of the corporate and public (including judiciary, security and intelligence) sectors, journalism, politics, private affairs and other areas. Graduates of the programme will be expected to provide the highest quality legal services that will address the needs of Ghana and the international community. Exit characteristics of our graduates will include:

    Sound knowledge and application of law
    Proficiency in use of information technology, legal data and law office software
    Critical thinking, logical reasoning, advocacy and problem-solving skills
    Proficiency in written and spoken English
    Ability to conduct sound legal research and
    Community and public service and voluntarism

Entry Requirements

Candidates seeking admission to the LLB programme must:

    Have obtained a good first degree in any field of study from a recognized University with at least a 2nd Class Lower Division.
    Submit an official transcript of academic record.
    Submit at least two referees’ reports, one of which must be from a former lecturer.
    Pass a selection interview.
    Show capacity for a demanding full time study; availability by show of release letter from employers; and ability to pay

NB.: Ghanaian Applicants will be required to:

    Write an entrance examination
    Familiarize themselves with the provisions of the 1992 Ghanaian Constitution and current affairs (national and international)
    Have successfully completed national service.

Eligible foreign applicants (applying from outside Ghana) will be examined via Skype (Skype addresses are to be forwarded to law@ucc.edu.gh ).
How to Apply
Ghanaian Applicants

Applicants should purchase scratch cards for online application at the Centres listed below:

    Cash Office, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast (Mode of payment – cash)
    Ghana Post Offices at the Regional and District Capitals (Mode of payment – Postal Order)
    University of Cape Coast, Accra Office, Tesano, Accra (Mode of payment – through any networked branch of Ghana Commercial Bank, into GCB Kaneshie Industrial Area Branch – Account Number 1201130006903). A copy of the payment-slip should be submitted to the Officer at the Accra office for the Scratch Cards to access the Application Forms.

Foreign Applicants

Foreign applicants are to pay the application fee into the University’s account with the following details:
Account Name:        University of Cape Coast
Bank Name:           Ghana Commercial Bank Limited
Address:           Foreign Operations Division
   Kwame Nkrumah Circle Branch
   Accra – Ghana
Account No.:           UCC Dollar A/C No. 1271520002732
Swift Code:        GHCBGHAC
Sort Code:           040127

and forward a scanned copy of the pay-in-slip to law@ucc.edu.gh. They will then be sent Pin Codes with which to access the University’s application form online.

Application Fee:     Ghanaian Applicants – GH¢400.00,
                                      International Applicants – US$ 400.00

The application fee covers the cost of processing applications, entrance examination, interviews, and publication of examination results/selected candidates.

The deadline for the sale of Scratch Cards (Ghanaian applicants) and payment of application fee (Foreign applicants) is 30th April 2013. Further information can be obtained from the Faculty website, www.ucc.edu.gh/academic/law.
Online Applications

    Online applicants should visit www.ucc.edu.gh then go to Admissions and click on Apply Online for further instructions. Applicants should select the POST-DIPLOMA application type.
    All applicants will be given three (3) pre-paid envelopes two of which are blank official envelopes and should be self addressed by applicants.
    All applicants are required to provide the following information at the back of the Large EMS envelope:
        Application reference number
        Full name
        Postal address.
        Type of Application (Post-Diploma)
    Applicants are advised to read application instructions as well as the contents of the Faculty Brochure at the Faculty website (www.ucc.edu.gh/academic/law) very carefully before completion of the online application form. Applications on which APPLICATION REFERENCE NUMBERS are not indicated will not be processed.

The deadline for the submission of online applications is Monday, 6th May, 2013.
Submission of Copies of Completed Application Forms

    Copies of completed online application form (confirmation page) accompanied by copies of certificates should be sent by POST and NOT delivered by hand and should reach the Deputy Registrar, Division of Academic Affairs (DAA), University of Cape Coast not later than 6th May 2013.

    Applicants are to ensure that copies of the confirmation page are posted early enough to be received before the deadline for submission as forms received after the deadline will not be processed.
    No additional documents will be accepted after submission of confirmation pages. Applicants are to note that only photocopies of certificates (not returnable) should accompany confirmation pages. Original certificates of applicants offered admission will be inspected during the interview.

 Application forms received without Application Reference Numbers and copies of certificates will not be processed. COPIES OF TRANSCRIPTS ARE TO BE FORWARDED DIRECTLY BY UNIVERSITIES ATTENDED BY APPLICANTS.

Important Dates to Note
30th April 2013     –      Deadline for sale of scratch cards
6th May 2013     –      Deadline for submission of online applications
13th May 2013     –      Entrance Examination
21st May 2013     –      Publication of Examination results (UCC website)
27th May-7th June 2013     –      Interview dates
10th June, 2013     –      Publication of names of selected candidates (Website)
Time table for Admission Process
15th April, 2013     –      Advertisement/ Sale of forms
29th April 2013     –      Closing date for sale of Admission form/Scratch Cards
6th May, 2013     –      Notification for entrance examination
13th May 2013     –      Entrance Examination
21st May 2013     –      Publication of Examination results (see UCC website)
27th May-7th June 2013     –      Interview dates
10th June, 2013     –      Publication of selected candidates (see UCC website)
5th July, 2013     –      Deadline for acceptance letters and payment of full fees
Fees
Ghanaians – GH¢5,000.00
International – $5,000.00

The above fees cover Course books, Digital Attorney/electronic legal soft ware, Sartorial, Examinations, Community Engagement and Outreach, Research and Estates and other University fees.

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