International students at the University of Professional Studies, Accra last Saturday extended their UPSA experience outside the lecture rooms and confines of the university campus by visiting some exciting tourist and fun sites in the national capital.
The excursion by the students, organised by the Centre for International Education and Collaboration (CIEC), saw them visit the Kwame Nkrumah Circle, the popular Makola Market, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park & Mausoleum, the Art Centre and the Christiansburg Castle in Osu.
The tour provided an opportunity for the foreign students at UPSA to foster their interests outside of their academic studies.
The students received information on the historical background of the Osu Castle as well as a briefing on the life and work of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first president.
“Your learning doesn’t stop at the tutorial room,” said Professor Abigail Opoku Mensah, Director of the CIEC, who led the students on the trip.
“Student activities are a vital part of the UPSA experience, complementing your studies and creating platforms for friendship and self-discovery as well as opportunities to develop new perspectives in your course of study.”
The out-of-campus trip also offered the students the opportunity to interact with one another, the staff of CIEC and executives of the Student Representative Council (SRC).
The students after the fun trip expressed their appreciation to the management of the University and the CIEC for organising the tour.
Other UPSA officials on the trip included Mrs. Eunice Ahiabor, Miss Catherine Begu-Ela Digbang, all staff of the CIEC and Mr. Prince Nartey, SRC President who was accompanied by two of his executives.