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The GMAT is back in Ghana!


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].



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GMAT coming back to Ghana?


The good news is that the GMAT might be coming back to Ghana after all.

I got a lead from a buddy that another assessment company in Accra (stationed in the TOTAL House, formerly called MOBIL House) will soon be in charge of the GMAT in Ghana.

A call to Linear Assessment Ghana Limited, organizers of the SAT, TOEFL? and GRE yielded some good? news. I’ll leave their response to you to figure out if the GMAT is coming back or not.

 

“Call back in 2 weeks or the end of month to check if our place is a centre.”


I’m sure to call them back in 2 weeks time and keep you posted but just in case you want to get up-to-date information, you can check them up on their website or call them on +233-(0)242686782.

In the meantime,  all the best with your studies!

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No GMAT in Ghana? Not again SiliconPro


I just got an SOS call from a friend that he couldn’t find a test centre in Ghana to take the GMAT. I thought that was odd, because a few weeks back another friend took the GMAT at SiliconPro (the only test centre in Ghana for many years).

I only hoped it wasn’t true.

Same thing happened last year:

– I met a lady at a Columbia MBA session in Accra whose scheduled test date had been canceled because SiliconPro had shut down for renovation.

– I know a couple of people who took the GRE in place of the GMAT (because some b-schools had started accepting the GRE in place of the GMAT)

– There were a few of us who visited neighbouring countries to take the test. I took mine in Nigeria. It is very stressful testing in another country.

So I checked up the GMAT registration site hoping my friend was wrong, only to find out that Ghana has no test centre for the GMAT.

I’m really wondering what excuse Silicon Pro has this time around.

I hope it is just a routine server update/maintenance issue. (SiliconPro website says it is under maintenance)

Watch this space for updates!!

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