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WAEC Diploma

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), a non-profit-making organization, with its headquarters in Accra, Ghana, was established in 1952 after the Governments of Ghana (then Gold Coast), Nigeria, Sierra Leone and The Gambia enacted the West African Examinations Council Ordinances in 1951. Liberia became the fifth member of the Council in 1974. The enactment of the Ordinances was based on the Jeffrey Report, which strongly supported the proposal for the setting up of a regional examining board to harmonize and standardize pre-university assessment procedures in the then British West Africa.

A candidate who passes all the course in the Diploma programmes in a maximum period of two calendar years from the date of the first registration will be awarded a Diploma Certificate in the area of study. A candidate who is unable to obtain a pass in all the Subjects within the stipulated period of two years from the date of the first registration will be issued single. ABCE/GBCE for each subject in which he/she obtains a pass by the West African

Advance Business Certificate Examination Diploma includes the following:

  • Diploma in Accounting
  • Diploma in Business Administration
  • Diploma in Office Management


WAEC Certificate Programme

The Training and Development Units of the Institute of Project Management Professionals offer General Business Certificate Examination (GBEC) programmes which is awarded by the West African Examination Council, a National Awarding Bodies in Ghana:

  • Accounting Option
  • Business Studies Option

 Admission Requirements

Candidates who have obtained passes in the relevant subjects at the GCE ‘O’ Level/SSSCE/WASSCE/General Business Certificate/Royal Society of Arts Stage II/London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Stage II Level may be considered as eligible candidates for the examination.

Mature applicant’s candidates must be at least twenty-five (25) years of age and must attach proof of age with birth certificates or other legitimate documentary evidence to the completed application forms. Mature applicants must pass the Entrance Examinations to be conducted in English Language, Mathematics and General Knowledge. The mature candidate must have the relevant working experience in the subject area.

Foreign applicants may be admitted on the basis of qualifications from their home countries for which equivalence shall be determined by the National Accreditation Board (NAB) of Ghana and submitted to the University. Evidence of proficiency in English Language will be required in the case of applicants from non-English speaking countries. Foreign applicants are also requested to acquire Non-Citizen Ghana card as a pre-requisite for offer of admission. Foreign applicants who fail to provide evidence of having acquired this card will not have their applications processed

To register for any of the Programmes, kindly click on download for the Application Form

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