University of Ghana Suspends Proposed Reopening Date

By | October 22, 2020

The University of Ghana, Legon says it has call off the drafted reopening date of University of Ghana for the 2020/2021 academic year approved by the Business and Executive Committee of the Academic Board.

The Business and Executive Committee of the Academic Board at its meeting held on Thursday, September 10 this year agreed on an academic calendar to be used by students of the university.

The school said the suspension of the academic calendar for the 2020/2021 academic year follows President Akufo-Addo’s directive for tertiary institutions to reopen and commence the next academic year in 2021.

In Prez Nana Addo 18th COVID-19 address on Sunday monitored by Tertiary Ghana, President Akufo-Addo announced that the 2020/2021 academic year for tertiary institutions will resume in January 2021.

Management of the University of Ghana earlier proposed to start the 2020/2021 academic year in November.

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They proposed that first semester academic activities for Level 200 and Level 400 students was to commence from November 2, 2020 to Friday, December 18, 2020. Read more here.

They also proposed for first semester academic activities to commence for fresh students and level 300 students from February 1, 2021 to March 12, 2021.

But in a notice to students and staff of the University on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, management announced that its earlier calendar, as was “approved by the Business and Executive Committee (BEC) of the Academic Board, at its meeting on Thursday, 10th September, 2020, is hereby suspended.”

Arrangements For Reopening of University of Ghana

“Arrangements for the reopening of the University for the 2020-2021 Academic Year will be announced in due course, after the Academic Board/BEC reconvenes,” the notice stated.

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