Diploma in Pastoral Studies
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The aim of the entire curriculum centres on Biblical Studies and Contextual Theology, which provide the basis for a ministry that conforms to the Word of God and is relevant to the people. The objective of the programme is to meet the theological and ministerial needs of a wide range of Christian churches.
1. All applicants for the Diploma in Pastoral Ministry must be in possession of a WASSS/SSS Certificate of Education with passes in English and Mathematics, or 5 GCE ‘O’ Level passes including Mathematics and English or meet the criteria for Mature Entry.
2. To be eligible for Mature Entry, the applicant must have attained a minimum of 25 years, worked for a minimum of three years in church/religious organization, obtained a pass of 45 % or more in the Entrance Exam in Bible Knowledge administered by GNTS, completed one of the following: Post-Secondary Teacher Training Certificate, GNTS Certificate of Ministry or comparable certificate from a NAB accredited institution and, if he/she does not possess them, he/she must obtain passes in WAEC Mathematics and English.
3. All those admitted into the first year must obtain a CGPA of 2.50 in the first year to progress to the second year.
- 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 Bible Knowledge. Applicants who score an overall grade of ‘C’ in the Entrance Examination will be invited for interview and admitted if deemed suitable.