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Academic FAQs

The dress code has been described in detail, please refer to section A 1. DRESS CODE.

Yes, a medical test at a designated health facility is mandatory for all students at the time of admission.

BIT is a specialised and experienced Information Technology institution which offers programs in computer proficiency, software development, IT security and diploma programs. For more details, please refer to the COURSES section on our website.

For the undergraduate programs, the admission levels are:

  • 4- year Degree programme
  • 2½ year top-up Degree programme
  • 2- year Diploma programme
  • 6-month Certificate programme

The entry requirements for each undergraduate program are approved by the Mentor institution and also in accordance with the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission’s admission guidelines.

For the details about each course, please refer to the ADMISSIONS section on our website.

The academic progress of a student is measured by his/her academic standing at the end of each session. A student is considered to be in good standing if his/her CGPA is not less than 1.50 at the end of each session of the program. The academic progress is measured by calculating the Cumulative Grade Point Average [CGPA], which is the average of the GPA earned up to the time of calculation.

Yes, the BIT student society organises excursions or education tours, after taking permission from the Dean of Students and/or Heads of Department. All students going for the trip should seek permission from their various Heads of Departments. A written request should reach the Dean of Students, at least, one week in advance. The trip is restricted to the Institute members of the club or other students of the Institute.

Yes, it is mandatory for all students to possess a Balsam Institute of Technology’s Identification Card and they must carry it on them always. Any student who misplaces his/her ID Card must report it immediately to the Deputy Registrar (Academic) for replacement at a fee.

The grading system is called the Grade Point Average (GPA) system. A Grade Point Average (GPA) for all courses completed in a semester is to be calculated as follows:

GPA semester = Σ (Credit Hours x Grade Point)
Σ Credit Hours

For more information, please refer to the Student Handbook.

English is the language of instruction used at BIT. All communication and teaching is done using the English language.

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