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SHS Elective Subject Combinations, University Degree Requirements and Career Opportunities

Senior High School students have option to select four elective subjects, the combination of the four elective subjects should matched with degree programs requirements at the various Universities, wrong combinations of the four elective makes it difficult for the students to pursue their dream program at the University level.

Parents should guide their wards in the selection of elective subjects at the Senior High Schools, majority of students at the university level have diverted the programs they study at Senior High Schools.

General Art Program in Senior High School level has many elective subjects in which students are required to select four out of the electives. WAEC has classified the elective subject Combinations into three groups that is A, B and C.

Students can select a maximum of 2 subjects from group A, maximum of 1 subject in group B and a maximum of one subject from group C. The choice of four electives should be selected in reference to the university degree program requirements and job opportunities in the field of study.

The following subjects are in group A in the General Art program, Economics, Geography, Government, History, Literature in English, Mathematics Elective, General Knowledge in Art ICT elective and Arabic.

Group B has the following subjects Christian Religious Studies and West African Traditional Religion. Group C has the following subjects; Dagaare, Dagbani, Dangme, Ewe, Fante, GA, Gonja, Kasem, Nzema , Twi(Akuapem) and Twi (Asante).

These options have been grouped into four branches of study in the General Art Program in the Senior High Schools based on University degree admission requirements and career opportunities.

Option 1 ( Geography, Elective Maths, Economics and Government, option 2 (History, CRS, Literature in English and French), Option 3 (Elective Maths, Geography, Elective ICT and Economics, option 4 ( Any of the Ghanaian Languages, CRS, Literature in English and Government). These combinations are ideal for university degree program with a career opportunities.

Science students who are looking for a career opportunities other than medicine and health related courses can take the following four elective subject combinations that is ( Elective Mathematics , Geography, Elective ICT and Physics) this combinations have numerous career opportunities.

Business Program at the Senior High Schools should consider the following options: A( Financial Accounting, Business Management, Elective Maths and French), B ( Financial Accounting, Business Management, Elective ICT and Cost Accounting)

Majority of students in the Senior High Schools during the first year moves from one class to another until they settle on the the elective combinations of their choice.

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