The University of Ghana will soon implement a freshers-first accommodation policy to guarantee residence for students in their first year.
In a Residential Board meeting that was had recently, management of the university brought forth a proposal to amend the existing policy on accommodation in which resident continuing students keep their rooms until the completion of their study.
In this new arrangement, 50% of the bed stock in both the traditional halls and the UGEL Halls (Limann, Kwapong, Sey and Nelson) would be reserved for freshers while continuing students re-apply for consideration into the remaining spaces.
Initially, management had proposed to replace the current system with a mass allocation of the residential spaces to freshmen only.
This meant that after every academic year they would lose their residential status and join thousands of other continuing students to struggle for accommodation in the few private hostels on campus or find alternatives off-campus.
Currently, the University of Ghana has space for just about 13,000 students (post-graduates inclusive) on campus out of the over 40,000 students enrolled.
This proposal was brought forth in order to make sure the freshmen get accommodation on campus at the start of the academic year.
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