Lancaster: Take A Look At The Proposed Academic Calendar For The 2020/21 Academic Year

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As we near the end of the summer break I know that many of you have questions regarding the
forthcoming academic year. As we approach the new term, I’m sure some of you may be feeling
unsure and possibly even a little anxious about the future. Please let me reassure you that despite
Covid-19 your education is assured here at Lancaster University Ghana, and that we will continue
to deliver the same high quality education that is the hallmark of LUG.
Like all universities in Ghana, with students no longer allowed on to the campus LUG ceased
classroom based delivery of our programmes, following the President’s address in March 2020.
Within 10 days and with minimal disruption, we were able to convert all of our programmes and
assessment to online delivery. This was an enormous task and I am immensely proud of the way
in which the staff and students of our University rose to the challenge. The lessons and skills that
we learned during that time will undoubtedly serve us in good stead moving forward.
Since that time there have been a number of announcements relating to tertiary education.
However, these announcements were solely concerned with temporary measures to enable
finishing students to complete their programmes. In the months since the President’s original
address a number of restrictions have been eased and Kotoka International Airport has reopened.
We therefore remain optimistic that students will be allowed back on to campus in the not too
distant future.
However, to date there has been no announcement from the Government on the resumption of
classroom based lectures or students being allowed on campus. As such the President’s earlier
ruling remains in effect and therefore all Universities in Ghana are closed to students at this
time. If you are a new student or a returning student, please do not attend the campus until
requested to do so.
However, I am pleased to say that the team at LUG have been working hard over the summer
months to ensure that your studies can continue, and that all programmes will commence as
scheduled. However, until universities are given the go ahead to resume classroom teaching all
programmes will be delivered online. We remain hopeful that this will only be a temporary
measure for the duration of the Michaelmas term, and that classroom teaching will resume in the
near future.
We will of course continue to maintain contact and work closely with the regulatory authorities to
ensure that when any announcement is made, we will be prepared to resume classroom teaching
without delay.
In the meantime, Please Note:

  • Programmes will commence as scheduled
  • Ensure you are registered\enrolled on your programme\modules in order to activate your
    Moodle account and can access the uploaded materials that will support your online
  • Do not attend campus until requested to do so
  • Student Council and Student Affairs Events will be virtual
  • All sporting activities including swimming have been temporarily suspended
  • Remote counselling is still running
  • Registration for 2020-21 academic year commences on Monday September 28th
    , 2020 and
    ends of Friday October 16th, 2020
  • Online lectures for 2020-21 academic year begins on Monday October 5th, 2020
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