Dean of Students Affairs of the University of Ghana, Professor Godfred Bopkin has announced that arrangements have been made to provide temporal residence to all non-resident freshmen for the duration of their end of first semester exams. This initiative comes to cushion the many non-resident students who are burdened with shuttling themselves to and fro the university campus especially as they begin their end of semester exams.
Speaking exclusively to Univers News, Prof. Bopkin explained that, correspondence has been made to all the traditional halls for space to be made available for non-resident students at subsidized rates. Students can, therefore, walk into any of the traditional halls to secure a place for themselves.
‘This is an intervention for students who also qualify to be on campus but didn’t get the opportunity and have been paying so much to commute from various places for lectures. What we have agreed is that students can move in and have the comfort to write their exams and by tomorrow, they can just walk into the tutorial offices and secure a place for themselves’, he said.
Prof. Bokpin further highlighted that though students are to pay a subsidized amount for access, management is yet to arrive at a conclusive decision on how much students are to pay.
‘By far they’ll pay something but it will be at a very huge discount just to give them some peace to write their exams. It is expected that by 12pm today [Tuesday] we’ll agree on the amount and then we’ll communicate to you’, he added.
All the traditional halls (Akuafo, Legon, Mensah Sarbah and Commonwealth halls) are expected to be ready for the students by tomorrow with the exception of the Volta hall which will be opened to receive students after Saturday, December 15, 2018.
Students are however required to present a valid student identification card at the various tutorial offices for allocation to rooms. Any challenges with the process can be reported through the various JCR’s for assistance in line with the directive from the Office of the Dean of Students Affairs for immediate redress.
By: Manuel Koranteng & Michael Ashalley/universnewsroom.com