The University of Professional Studies, Accra, has organised a five-day orientation programme for newly admitted students for the 2022/2023 academic year.
The pre-academic orientation, which was held at the Kofi Ohene-Konadu Auditorium, was to sensitize the freshmen on the University’s rules and regulations while providing a platform for them to interact with University Officials.
Heads of faculties took turns to address the students, number over 3,500.
Vice-Chancellor of UPSA, Prof. Abednego F. O. Amartey, welcomed them to the University and congratulated them for making the best choice by enrolling in the Professional University.
He urged them to focus on their education and do away with anything that may negatively affect their studies.
He also charged them to be disciplined, punctual to lectures, and adhere to the rules and regulations of the University enshrined in the Students’ handbook.
The acting Director of Academic Affairs, Mr. Anthony Afeadie, engaged the students on academic-related issues, including academic policies, University rules and regulations, the registration process, the grading system, and examination rules and regulations.
He also took them through the course registration process, requirements for progression from semester to semester, the deferment process, and procedures for examination re-sitting.
Other speakers during the 5-day session included Dr Edwin Tetteh Ayernor, Director, Learning Management Systems (LMS); Mr Wilson Agbango Ndebilla – Deputy Director, Finance Directorate; Dr Isaac Newman Arthur, – Ag. Director, Medical Services; Mrs Patience Mba, Head, Gender Unit; and Mrs Leticia Akyeampong – Head, Examinations.
They touched on matters relating to security on campus, the UPSA Learning Management Systems (LMS), financial obligations and payment platforms, student medical services, gender and sexual harassment policies of the University and the dress code for lectures.
The Registrar, Dr. Koryoe Anim-Wright, concluded the session by urging the freshmen to follow the rules and regulations in order to avoid penalties from the University’s authorities.