UPSA Tentative arrangements for re-opening for the First Semester (2020/2021 Academic Year)

By | December 9, 2020
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During his October 18, 2020 Address to the Nation on measures to address the spread of coronavirus, the President of the Republic, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, announced the commencement of the academic year for new and continuing students in tertiary institutions from January 2021.

As a follow-up to the President’s address, we write to inform all faculty, staff and students that UPSA has made tentative arrangements to commence the 2020/21 Academic Year on January 4, 2021.

The approved tentative arrangements for re-opening the University for the 2020/2021 Academic Year are as follows:

  1. Registration of Students

Registration dates of both fresh and continuing students for the first semester-2020/2021 academic year are:

  • Fresh students:      Currently on-going and expected to end 22nd December, 2020.
  • Continuing Students: Currently on-going and expected to end 31st January, 2021.
  1. Schedule for Reporting to Campus
  • Students in Levels 100 and 400 will report to the campus on January 4, 2021, to commence the academic year via face-to-face instruction delivery, while students in Levels 200 and 300 will begin classes online.
  • Students in Levels 200 and 300 will report to campus on February 22, 2021 for face-to-face instruction, while Levels 100 and 400 will move to taking their courses online.
  1. Proposed Academic Calendar- First Semester (2020/2021 Academic Year)

A summary of the proposed Academic Calendar for the 2020/2021 Academic Year is provided below:

Undergraduate and Diploma (Level 100 and Level 400)

First Semester
Teaching (in-person)Monday, 4th January – Sunday, 21st February, 2021
Teaching (on-line)Monday, 22nd February – Sunday, 4th April, 2021
RevisionMonday, 5th April – Sunday, 11th April, 2021
ExaminationsMonday, 12th April– Sunday, 2nd May, 2021

Undergraduate and Diploma (Level 200 and Level 300)

First Semester
Teaching (on-line)Monday, 4th January – Sunday, 21st February, 2021
Teaching (in-person)Monday, 22nd February – Sunday, 4th April, 2021
RevisionMonday, 5th April – Sunday, 11th April, 2021
ExaminationsMonday, 12th April– Sunday, 2nd May, 2021

Kindly note that the approved tentative arrangement may change based on further directives from the President of the Republic on the re-opening of tertiary institutions.

Any further development on this matter will be promptly communicated to the university community.

Thank you.

SIGNED

Dr. Koryoe Anim-Wright

REGISTRAR

Issued Date/ 8th December, 2020

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