University of Ghana cancels proposed 2020/21 academic calendar

University of Ghana cancels proposed 2020/21 academic calendar

- The Academic Board of the University of Ghana has suspended its current running academic calendar

- This new decision is an update on a move earlier reached by the Board

- Reports coming in indicate that the new decision was as a result of an order coming from the presidency due to the outbreak of COVID-19

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The management body of Ghana's premier tertiary school, the University of Ghana, has suspended its academic calendar for the 2020/21 academic year.

Following a meeting held by the Business and Executive Committee of the Academic Board, the University proposed a date for the beginning of the 2020/21 academic year.

Academic work for the new proposed academic year was expected to commence in November 2020.

University of Ghana cancels proposed 2020/21 academic calendar
University of Ghana Entrance. Source: Daily Graphic
Source: UGC

However, after a directive from President Akufo-Addo that all schools including tertiary institutions should resume academic work in 2021, management of the University has rescinded its decision.

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“Arrangements for the reopening of the University for the 2020-2021 Academic Year will be announced in due course after the Academic Board/BEC reconvenes,” the school said in a statement.

Schools in the country have been shut ever since Ghana recorded some cases of COVID-19 in early March 2020.

In other news related to the presidency, President Akufo-Addo finally spoke about the widespread tensions and atrocities in Nigeria in relation to #EndSARS protests in the West African state.

Akufo-Addo took to Twitter to issue a statement about the happenings in Nigeria and added that he had spoken to the Nigerian leader.

The leader of Ghana added that he did not ascribe to violence and he was of the conviction that it was not the solution to the current problem.

One of his tweets read:

"I join all well-meaning persons in calling for calm, and the use of dialogue in resolving the #EndSARS impasse in Nigeria. I have spoken with President Buhari, who is committed to this end, and has begun the processes that will lead to reform."

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