Bachelor of Theology
Aims and Objectives of the programme
The Bachelor of Theology programme equips students with the requisite academic skills to engage in life long reflective theological practice. It is an in-depth exploration of Scripture and theology as applicable to the context in which the student lives and works.
- Goals and Objectives
The goals of the Bachelor of Theology programme are to equip students to: provide intellectual and spiritual leadership for the church and society; demonstrate in-depth knowledge of theology and effective use of the Scriptures in Christian ministry; operate from a sound theological background, and undertake post-graduate studies.
The Bachelor of Theology is a Full-time programme that equips students with the requisite academic skills to engage in life-long, reflective theological practice. It is an in-depth exploration of the Scripture and theology as applicable to the context in which the student lives and works.
This is normally a four – year programme. However, students who meet the entry requirements and have a pass in Religious Knowledge (WAEC or equivalent) as well as students who have completed a 2-year Diploma in Pastoral Ministry from GNTS or other equivalent accredited institutions may apply for direct entry into Level 200 (Year 2). The program runs over two semesters of 16 weeks each, beginning in August and ending in May of the following year. The program is accredited by the National Accreditation Board of the Ministry of Education, Ghana.
1. Educational Requirements: GCE Holders
a) GCE ‘A’ level – 3 Passes.
b) GCE ‘O’ level – 5 Credits including English Language and Mathematics.
2. WASSS / SSS Certificate holders
Applicants must have obtained:
a) Passes in Core English, Core Mathematics, and Core Social Studies or Core Integrated Science, plus
b) Passes in any three (3) Elective Subjects in the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE) or West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) with an aggregate score for the core and elective subjects of not more than 24.
3. Other Applicants
Applicants holding the following qualifications can apply for consideration:
- Diploma from Good News Theological Seminary or from other accredited Theological institutions with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.50, providing they have obtained passes in GCE ‘O’ Level/ WASSCE/SSSCE Mathematics and English.
- Post-Secondary Teacher Training Certificate from a recognized institution, providing they have obtained passes in GCE ‘O’ Level/ WASSCE/SSSCE Mathematics and English.
- Students with Technical School Education will be considered on a case-by-case basis, providing they have obtained passes in GCE ‘O’ Level/ WASSCE/SSSCE Mathematics and English.
- External qualifications other than the West African Examination Council, once equivalence has been determined, providing they have obtained passes in Mathematics and English.
- Applicants, who have attained a minimum age of 25 years and do not satisfy the approved educational requirements for admission but have at least 3 years’ experience in full-time pastoral work and show aptitude for academic study, will be allowed to apply for Mature Student entry. Such applicants will be required to show passes in WASSCE/ SSSCE English Language and Mathematics or GCE ‘O’ Level English and Mathematics and will be required to write the Mature Students’ Entrance Examination in Mathematics, English Language and General Paper. Applicants who score an overall grade of ‘C’ in the Entrance Examination will be invited for interview and admitted if deemed suitable.
Such applicants must obtain a CGPA of 2.50 in the first year and must demonstrate potential for improvement