Following recent directives from the Ghanaian Government, our offices are closed to the public.

However, the British Council staff will continue to perform duties that do not require contact with the public.

This is a precautionary measure to protect our customers and partners in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.

See below status and update on exams and programmes activities.

Last updated: 12 February 2021

Examination services

IELTS

IELTS tests have resumed in Accra, Kumasi and Tamale. 

Test-takers who had their tests affected by the lockdown will be eligible for a transfer or refund by completing this form here or contacting our centre via email infoghana@gh.britishcouncil.org. Please note that this offer ends on the 26 February 2021.

Professional and University exams

All Professional and University exams have also been suspended until further notice. Kindly look out for formal communication from your University or Professional body. If you made payment for your exams through the British council, kindly fill this form here or contact our centre via email infoghana@gh.britishcouncil.org

PROGRAMMES IN ARTS, EDUCATION AND SOCIETY

All previously open calls for applications are now temporarily closed.

For school resources to help your children learn, visit www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources and https://connecting-classrooms.britishcouncil.org/resources/home-learning

For our Learn English free online resources, visit https://www.britishcouncil.org.gh/english

CUSTOMER CONTACT

We have suspended all Face-to-Face enquiries until further notice. We will continue to ensure customers receive the same level of customer service experience via telephone, emails and our social media. You can kindly reach us on telephone: 0302610090, email: infoghana@gh.britishcouncil.org ,on Facebook: BritishCouncilGhana and on Twitter: @ghbritish

If you are an IELTS candidate who took the test with the British Council in Ghana or in Cote D'Ivoire and will like your IELTS Exam certificates/results sent to you or to institutions, kindly click the link and fill the online form here:https://www.eventsforce.net/britishcouncil/3753/home .Courier charges apply.

 

If you are interested in purchasing the IELTS Study material and the book being sent to you via courier, kindly click the link and fill the online form here: https://www.eventsforce.net/britishcouncil/3753/home .Courier charges apply.

During this uncertain time, our customers and partners’ health is our priority. 

Please stay up to date on current welfare guidelines, available here: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Exam FAQs

Will my scheduled tests still hold as planned?

The date for your test will determine whether it will come off as planned or not. We are also unsure of how soon this crisis will be gone.  

 

I am yet to be contacted; does it mean my test will still hold as previously scheduled?

If you’re yet to be contacted, kindly send an email to us at   infoghana@gh.britishcouncil.org

Owing to coronavirus pandemic and shutting down of activities, I would like to know if IELTS exam would still hold in other centres that are not in Accra.

Three of our test centres are currently open; Accra, Kumasi and Tamale.

Must test-takers apply for a refund or can one leave the application until the British Council resume activities

Due to the current uncertainty caused by the novel COVID-19 outbreak, you can either transfer or refund. Kindly follow the link below to put through your preferred option. https://www.eventsforce.net/britishcouncil/3721/home 

I just received an email notice for the cancellation of my test. Please, what options are available for the transfer? Can I know the earliest date I can pick?

Kindly follow through the date transfer process at https://www.eventsforce.net/britishcouncil/3753/home 

The months to transfer to will be available for you to choose from

I have sent an email for transfer but no response yet.

 Due to the large volume of emails we are currently receiving and processing, kindly give us up to 72 hours to respond to you. If you do not receive a response after 72 hours, please put a call through at +233 (0)30 2610090.

Does the speaking test we have already taken still stand and will it be used at the next transfer date one selects?

If you had your speaking test already, it is not valid and speaking test will have to be taken again.

Since I made payment over two weeks ago, the status of my test date is still showing: "Awaiting Approval". I sent an email and I’m yet to get a reply.

Due to the large volume of emails we are currently receiving and processing, kindly give us up to 72 hours to respond to you. If you do not receive a response after 72 hours, please put a call through on the telephone line +233 (0)30 2610090.

I'm trying to get a refund for a duplicate IELTS payment. Is there a number I can call that is working?

Kindly send us an email at infoghana@gh.britishcouncil.org or call us on +233 (0)30 2610090.

Does the 25% fee apply to a refund requested because of the global pandemic?

The 25% fee does not apply in this case.

Will there be a delay in release and dispatch of results?

Results for all tests already taken have been released online for 30 days. However, hard copy results will be delivered to your location for free via courier only if you live in Ghana. If you live outside Ghana, a fee will be charged. Kindly contact us via email at infoghana@gh.britishcouncil.org on the next steps.

Will results be dispatched to test-takers who took their tests in location where the British Council offices are located?

Results will be delivered to your location for free via courier only if you live in Ghana. If you live outside Ghana, a fee will be charged. Kindly visit https://www.eventsforce.net/britishcouncil/3753/home to request.

Can we still apply for EOR at this time and how can I proceed?

Kindly visit https://www.eventsforce.net/britishcouncil/3753/home to request for remarking of test results.

Would the current closure affect the timeline for EOR application?

At the moment, there is no impact on the timelines for EOR requests, which is within 4 weeks of the request.

Are there safety precautions being put in place on test day, due to the Corona virus outbreak.

All safety precautions recommended by the health agencies are in place.

What’s the update on Checkpoint and IGCSEs?

Get the latest update from Cambridge using link provided; latest update from Cambridge International

What’s the update on University and professional exams?

Arrangements can be made to take your exam at the British Council by sending an email to infoghana@gh.britishcouncil.org