Ghana: UPSA Calls on Students to Adapt to New Ways of Learning

Vice Chancellor of the UPSA, Professor Abednego Amartey

Accra, Ghana//-The University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) has held its 2021 matriculation ceremony with the call on students to adapt to the new ways of learning.

The school urged the new students to take virtual learning which forms part of the effort by management to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease COVID-19 on campus very serious.

“Examinations will be held for few courses as others will be organised as take home assignments”, he said and explained further that for the period of six weeks, students will be engaged in face to face teaching as against other six weeks of online and virtual teaching.

The Vice Chancellor of the UPSA, Professor Abednego Amartey was speaking at the matriculation ceremony of newly admitted students in Accra to pursue various Undergraduate and Diploma and Post graduate courses.

The students admitted were 8,247 and comprises of 1,623 Diplomas, 5,671 undergraduates, 883 post graduates with 70 pursuing professional programmesfrom a total of 13,394 applications for the 2020/2021 academic year.

In addition, there are six international students from Nigeria, Togo, Sierra Leone, Cote d’Ivoire from the West Africa Sub Region.

He therefore urged them to be up and doing in their academic work and study in line with the emerging trends on social media platforms and give priority to teaching and learning while on campus.

For his part, the Chairman of the UPSA Governing Council, Dr Kofi Ohene-Konadu said management has rolled out online lectures therefore students must be abreast with the teaching and learning in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and urged all to observe the protocols.

He however assured students of management’s commitment in ensuring that the needed resources and facilities are always available to ensure safety and security through the period of the respective courses on campus.

The matriculation ceremony witnessed strict adherence to physical distancing,handwashing and sanitising to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Ben Laryea reporting from Accra, Ghana