DV-2020 Ghana Selectees

#41
Is not about to being in tertaily institution! Is about haven WEAC result include pass in English and Maths. If you want to qualify through education. That's the must have qualification!! And you not able to complete SHS that's where the worries at now. Your friend haven same issues and got qualified and in USA now is a force hope trust this!!!!
 
#42
I have seen a case that person was in tertiary and has not completed yet. but his WEAC result has bad and was denied. So think twice about your case.
 

Sm1smom

Super Moderator
#43
I'm frank and my spornsor is my uncle he did the registration and check that i dv2020 winner he stays US at north Carolina and I'm just JHS graduate went to SHS but Could not completed and so right now i will be having my interview this year,will my level of education become a problem at the interview Please help me?
And where should i have go for the police clearance?
You do not meet the educational requirements. This will definitely be an issue. Unless of course you have applicable work experience and can demonstrate such, which I doubt you have.
 

Sm1smom

Super Moderator
#44
Three of my friends were having this same problem but their visas were approved and they all now in US
This is highly doubtful. But if this is indeed true, then ask these “3 friends” of yours for guidance on how they got through with incomplete high school.
 

Samtuga

Active Member
#45
Three of my friends were having this same problem but their visas were approved and they all now in US
That is false hope you're giving to yourself.
Without the minimum level of education (high school with pass in maths and English) or the require work experience, you will NEVER be approved.
I doubt this your friends case, be truthful and think twice before you proceed on your case.
 

Sm1smom

Super Moderator
#46
what about if i got into private shs before my interview as it statement show that im shs student will it cause a problem still because i haven't got into any tertiary institution ?
That will not see you through either, I’m sorry to say. You need to have “at least a high school education or its equivalent, defined as successful completion of a 12-year course of formal elementary and secondary education”, (this is quoted directly from the DV instruction page), not I’m currently enrolled in a private institution school trying to complete my high school - that will not be acceptable.
 

Samtuga

Active Member
#47
what about if i got into private shs before my interview as it statement show that im shs student will it cause a problem still because i haven't got into any tertiary institution ?
Enrolling in a high school won't change anything at this moment. You need to complete high school with the certificate in hand.
 
#48
That is false hope you're giving to yourself.
Without the minimum level of education (high school with pass in maths and English) or the require work experience, you will NEVER be approved.
I doubt this your friends case, be truthful and think twice before you proceed on your case.
That is false hope you're giving to yourself.
Without the minimum level of education (high school with pass in maths and English) or the require work experience, you will NEVER be approved.
I doubt this your friends case, be truthful and think twice before you proceed on your case.
what about if i have certificate on electrician will that one help me to qualify ?
 

Samtuga

Active Member
#50
what about if i have certificate on electrician will that one help me to qualify ?
In Ghana we have secondary technical sch which is the same as the that of a high school. It is also a 12yr course from primary school. If your certificate is from a recognized secondary technical school then you will be fine.
But I guess you obtained yours by apprenticeship elsewhere which is not acceptable.
 

SusieQQQ

Well-Known Member
#51
In Ghana we have secondary technical sch which is the same as the that of a high school. It is also a 12yr course from primary school. If your certificate is from a recognized secondary technical school then you will be fine.
But I guess you obtained yours by apprenticeship elsewhere which is not acceptable.
Are you sure about that? Vocational schools are excluded from the eligibility requirement. It needs to be a high school course that by itself is acceptable for entry to a US college. Most vocational schools do not meet that requirement and I’d be surprised if a technical high school in Ghana does. We have certainly seen people on these boards denied before for having vocational/technical high school only. Cannot remember specifically if any of those were from Ghana.

https://fam.state.gov/fam/09FAM/09FAM050206.html
Formal course of elementary and secondary education comparable to completion of 12 years of elementary and secondary education in the United States. Because a United States high school education is sufficient in itself to qualify a student to apply for college admission, in order for a foreign education to be equivalent to a United States education, it should be sufficient to allow a student to apply for college admission without further education. Vocational degrees that are not considered a basis for further academic study will not be considered equivalent to United States high school education.
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One possibility, if high school will be completed before fiscal year end, will be to ask for AP and submit the certificate when completed. From the same source as above:

You must adjudicate the applicant’s qualifications under this requirement. In order to enter or apply for a visa under the DV program, the alien need not prove that this requirement is met. The applicant must, however, meet this requirement by the end of the fiscal year in which selected and present evidence of completion to the satisfaction of the consular officer. If the applicant does not meet the requirement at the time of the visa interview, you should refuse the case under INA 212 (a)(5)(A). If the applicant presents evidence of completion of high school before the end of the fiscal year, and visas are still available for the region, you may overcome the refusal.
 
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Samtuga

Active Member
#52
Are you sure about that? Vocational schools are excluded from the eligibility requirement. It needs to be a high school course that by itself is acceptable for entry to a US college. Most vocational schools do not meet that requirement and I’d be surprised if a technical high school in Ghana does. We have certainly seen people on these boards denied before for having vocational/technical high school only. Cannot remember specifically if any of those were from Ghana.

https://fam.state.gov/fam/09FAM/09FAM050206.html
Formal course of elementary and secondary education comparable to completion of 12 years of elementary and secondary education in the United States. Because a United States high school education is sufficient in itself to qualify a student to apply for college admission, in order for a foreign education to be equivalent to a United States education, it should be sufficient to allow a student to apply for college admission without further education. Vocational degrees that are not considered a basis for further academic study will not be considered equivalent to United States high school education.
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One possibility, if high school will be completed before fiscal year end, will be to ask for AP and submit the certificate when completed. From the same source as above:

You must adjudicate the applicant’s qualifications under this requirement. In order to enter or apply for a visa under the DV program, the alien need not prove that this requirement is met. The applicant must, however, meet this requirement by the end of the fiscal year in which selected and present evidence of completion to the satisfaction of the consular officer. If the applicant does not meet the requirement at the time of the visa interview, you should refuse the case under INA 212 (a)(5)(A). If the applicant presents evidence of completion of high school before the end of the fiscal year, and visas are still available for the region, you may overcome the refusal.
Yes
We call those schools secondary technical where streams of studies like science, general arts, business, electricals, visual arts etc are studied.
A secondary technical means other technological subjects are added to their streams of studies as well.

There are other specific technical schools which actually accept anyone with or without elementary education and is not a equivalent to the 12yr course required by dv and hence won't be accepted.

We have vocational schools in Ghana as well which of course does not meet the dv requirements.
 

SusieQQQ

Well-Known Member
#53
Yes
We call those schools secondary technical where streams of studies like science, general arts, business, electricals, visual arts etc are studied.
A secondary technical means other technological subjects are added to their streams of studies as well.

There are other specific technical schools which actually accept anyone with or without elementary education and is not a equivalent to the 12yr course required by dv and hence won't be accepted.

We have vocational schools in Ghana as well which of course does not meet the dv requirements.
Generally a science focused school does not provide an electrician certificate- that is what a vocational school would do. So when you said maybe he got this cerficate via a high school... it certainly sounds like a vocational school. Academic studies of subjects like that do not give out artisan certificates along the way.

Anyway that’s all irrelevant if he has hasn’t finished school yet. His best hope is to complete high school successfully before the DV year is ended.
 

Samtuga

Active Member
#54
Generally a science focused school does not provide an electrician certificate- that is what a vocational school would do. So when you said maybe he got this cerficate via a high school... it certainly sounds like a vocational school. Academic studies of subjects like that do not give out artisan certificates along the way.

Anyway that’s all irrelevant if he has hasn’t finished school yet. His best hope is to complete high school successfully before the DV year is ended.
Very correct
 
#55
please I am an Accountant at National disaster management organization and as well disaster control officer...is it preferable I use disaster director or an Accountant as my profession
 
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