UPSA launches shuttle service

The Management of University of Professional Studies, Accra has taken delivery of a brand-new Mercedes coach for the operation of a shuttle service for the university community.

The plush bus, which arrived in December last year, was officially presented to the leadership of the two main student bodies – the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) and the Graduate Students’ Association of Ghana (GRASAG) at a short ceremony on Thursday, February 6.

“The new bus will help to improve commuting to campus by students, especially those residing in areas outside the University’s immediate environment,” the Deputy Director of Administration in charge of Transport, Mrs Lorraine Gyan, says.

She explained that her Unit will soon meet with various stakeholders and come up with modalities for the effective and efficient management of the shuttle service that will inure to the benefit of all in the university community.

A test-drive of the Shuttle around the Campus.

After a brief inspection of the coach, some selected staff and students were taken on a test drive along some designated routes within the Madina community.

Notable among those on the ceremonial drive were Mr. Edward Bannerman-Wood (Director, Academic Affairs), Mr. Mawuli Feglo (Dean of Students) and Mrs Lorraine Gyan (Deputy Director, Administration).

Others were Mr Sidney Quartey (President, GRASAG), Peter MwinZumah (SRC President) and some Senior Members, and senior staff.

The interior view of the shuttle.

Meanwhile, some students who took to social media to express their joy, have commended the Management of the University for making the needs of students a priority. They have also praised the university’s management for taking steps to meet the transportation needs of students.

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