Applying to ILGS?

Applying to ILGS?

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The Institute’s functions include:

    • arranging courses, workshops, seminars and conferences
    • for persons engaged in areas of local government
    • prescribing the qualifications of persons eligible for training at the
    • Institute
    • undertaking and promoting research in local governance
    • developing training materials for members of the RCCs, District
    • Assemblies and other local government units
    • publishing relevant literature
    • developing specialized libraries for purposes of local government
    • providing consultancy and advisory services to the Government,
    • units of local government and other parties requiring such services
    • collaborating with national and internal institutions of relevance
    • awarding certificates, diplomas and higher qualifications as
    • may be agreed upon by the Institute and approved by the National
    • Accreditation Board; as well as
    • any other functions assigned by the sector Minister

General Admission Requirements:

Applicants must have a First Class or Second Class (Upper or Lower Division) honours degree preferably in the Social Sciences from a recognized university or an equivalent approved by the Institute. Applicants with final certificates from any of the following professional bodies; ICA (Ghana), ACCA, CIMA or CIPFA may be considered to pursue the M.Sc. Local Government Financial Management Programme. 

Applicants with Third Class honours degree with a minimum of five (5) years relevant working experience may be considered for admission subject to:

1.      Providing introductory letter from an employer or showing any other proof of relevant employment.

2.      Passing an entrance examination conducted by the Institute.

For purposes of assessing an applicant’s eligibility, he or she may in addition to the above, be required to attend and pass an admissions interview conducted by the Institute.

Distance Learning-ILGS                                                                                


Community of Practice (CoP) is an important tool for deepening learning and sharing experiences of practitioners in the various disciplines and professions. It helps in building networks, encouraging new learning, fostering problem solving to address new challenges and the creation support systems. 

GIZ and ILGS are collaborating to introduce the concept to complement local government capacity building.