It is ironic this is my first blog post in 2011 when I had actually struck out re-taking the GMAT from my resolutions. But I guess it is apt that my first post is a follow-up from a 2010 post – No GMAT in Ghana, not again SiliconPro
The GMAT is back in Ghana!
I don’t know when active service resumed for Ghana,(I will inquire), but it is a good sign that Ghana is back in the mix.
After a couple of adventurous Ghanaians have gone through the stress of travelling to Nigeria and
hopefully not Ivory Coast to take the [entry] test for graduate school, it is good that GMAC and Linear Assessment Services Ltd have come to an agreement, and I hope it is kept into the future.
Taking the GMAT outside Ghana involves great expense of airfare to neighbouring country, accommodation cost, transportation and the general risk of visiting a country for the first time.
not to mention the tendency to go into the test centre stressed and getting a lower-than-expected score.
Although I am happy at the fact that the GMAT is back in Ghana, I find the timing a bit off and disadvantageous to Ghanaians who have waited for a test centre to open; because a lot of MBA programs have passed their 2nd application deadlines where scholarships for international students is most available.
All the best to all you out there preparing for the GMAT and graduate school [MBA].