A team of admission officials from the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) was at the 16th edition of the Ghana Higher Education Fair held in Sunyani in the Bono Region to woo prospective students to the University.
The two-day fair at the Sunyani High School, which took place from Monday, 3rd to Tuesday 4th April, 2023, brought together more than 1,500 final year students from ten Senior High Schools.
The UPSA team, led by Prof Emmanuel Selase Asamoah, Ag. Dean of the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Studies, took advantage of the fair to showcase the various diploma and degree programmes available at the university, including new academic programmes such as BSc Logistics and Transport Management.
They also educated students on the admission and application process, including general requirements and specific cut-off points for the respective programmes, and provided a practical demonstration of the online application process.
The students were also advised to take advantage of UPSA’s dual qualification scheme which allows all fresh students to enrol on any professional programme of their choice for free.
The team also briefed the students on available scholarships and other educational opportunities accessible to UPSA students such as internships, exchange programs and professional mentorship
The event concluded with a Q&A session, where students had the opportunity to ask questions relating to programme selection as well as career and job opportunities available to them after graduation.
Other members of the UPSA Team included Mr. Denis Attuquayefio, a Senior Assistant Registrar and Mrs. Joyce Sackey, Assistant Registrar, both from the Academic Affairs Directorate.
The Ghana Higher Education Fair was organized by I-Texon Ghana, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MOE), the Ghana Education Service (GES), and the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC).
The Sunyani Edu-Fair marks the first of seven scheduled fairs to be attended by officials of the UPSA as part of efforts to increase higher education access to students from deprived communities.