VITAL INFORMATION TO ALL INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS, STUDENTS AND PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

COMMENCEMENT OF THE 2020/2021 ACADEMIC YEAR

This is to bring to your notice that the proposed academic calendar for 2020/2021 academic year has been released, but it is subject to further directives by the President of the Republic on the re-opening of tertiary institutions.

As stipulated, level 200 and 400 students are expected to start reporting to campus from October 26, 2020. Registration begins from October 12, 2020. Click the link to access the proposed academic calendar. 

1. It is important to note the following;

a. All land and sea borders remain closed to Ghana. Airports are however opened to flights to Accra. Students are reminded to check with their respective airlines before booking flights to Ghana.

b. As per the COVID-19 safety protocols, arriving passengers must not have any symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, including body temperature 38°C. They must have a COVID-19 negative PCR test result from an accredited laboratory in the country of origin. The test should have been done not more than 72 hours before the scheduled departure time from the country of origin. For passengers who transit through other countries before arriving in Ghana, the first country of departure will be the reference point. For passengers who depart Ghana and return within one (1) week, the passengers will not be required to present a COVID-19 test result from the country of departure. A negative COVID-19 test from Ghana used on departure will serve as evidence of meeting the COVID-19 test criteria for arriving in Ghana. Also, all persons must be wearing a face mask appropriately upon arrival (extending from the middle of the nasal bridge to halfway between the chin and the neck). All passengers will be subjected to a mandatory COVID-19 test at the airport terminal at the cost to the passenger. All persons tested positive will receive further clinical assessment and treatment. All persons tested negative will be advised to continue to observe COVID-19 safety precautions following arrival in Ghana.

Students can visit http://www.gcaa.com.gh/web/protocols.html for more information on COVID-19 protocols.


2. Arrival
a. All international students arriving are mandated to provide the International Programmes Office with their flight details, name, level, programme and student ID number to nspip@ug.edu.gh or WhatsApp to +233507062290 / +233207053680. This information must reach the Office one clear week before student arrives.

b. For airport pickup services send an email to nspips@ug.edu.gh or WhatsApp to +233507485956 / +233207053680. Airport pickup is to campus ONLY.

3. Accommodation
Students who are already residing at the International Students’ Hostel are required to send a copy of the receipt of payment both academic and hostel to nspip@ug.edu.gh or WhatsApp to +233507062290 / +233207053680 at least three days before departing from the home country.
This will enable the International Programmes Office to facilitate students accommodation before arrival. Students who wish to reside at the International Students' Hostel for the first time should click here for more information.

The University continues to prioritize the safety of its students. Students should kindly contact the following emails or WhatsApp numbers for any further enquiries: nspip@ug.edu.gh, nspips@ug.edu.gh, arip@ug.edu.gh  WhatsApp to +233507062290 / +233207053680 / +233507485956.