UG: Proposed Dates For Re-Opening For The 2020/2021 Academic Year

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The Business and Executive Committee (BEC) of the Academic Board, at its meeting on Thursday, 10th September, 2020, approved the proposals below for the 2020-2021 academic year.

The proposed dates approved by the BEC are, however, subject to further Presidential directives on the re-opening of tertiary institutions:

Modular System for Teaching and Learning
Teaching and learning during the 2020-2021 academic year will be delivered using a modular mode of instruction for regular undergraduate students. It is expected that the regular 13 weeks of teaching will be delivered over a period of six (6) weeks, per session with, at least, double the contact hours every week.

On-Line Teaching and Learning
Teaching will be delivered primarily on-line, with practical and clinical courses delivered face to face, while observing the required COVID-19 safety and prevention protocols. The SAKAI Learning Management System will be central in the on-line teaching; training for Lecturers is being organised, in this regard.

Use of On-Campus Academic Facilities and Accommodation
In order to ensure that students have access to on-campus IT resources, the University will be open to students who require access, as well as those who wish to take up accommodation on campus.

Academic Calendar
The proposed academic calendar is summarized below. The full text of the academic calendar will be published by the Academic Affairs Directorate, in due course.

Level 200 and Level 400 students

First Semester
Teaching
Monday, November 2, 2020 – Friday, December 18, 2020
Revision
Monday, December 21, 2020 – Friday, December 31, 2020
Examinations
Monday, January 4, 2021 – Monday, January 18, 2021
Second Semester
Teaching
Monday, April 26, 2021 – Friday, June 4, 2021
Revision
Monday, June 7, 2021 – Friday, June 11, 2021
Examinations
Saturday, June 12, 2021 – Saturday, June 26, 2021

Level 100 and Level 300 students

First Semester
Teaching
Monday, February 1, 2021 – Friday, March 12, 2021
Revision
Monday March 15, 2021 – Friday, March 19, 2021
Examinations
Monday, March 22, 2021 – Sunday, April 11, 2021
Second Semester
Teaching
Monday, July 5, 2021, 2021 – Friday, August 13, 2021
Revision
Monday, August 16, 2021 – Friday August 20, 2021
Examinations
Saturday, August 21, 2021 – Sunday, September 5, 2021

Graduate Studies

First Semester
Teaching
Monday, November 2, 2020 – Friday, February 19, 2021
Revision
Monday, February 22, 2021 – Friday, February 26, 2021
Examinations
Monday March 1, 2021 – Friday, March 12, 2021
Second Semester
Teaching
Monday, April 12, 2021 – Friday, July 9, 2021
Revision
Monday, July 12, 2021 – Friday, July 16, 2021
Examinations
Monday July 19, 2021 – Friday, July 30, 2021

Distance Education (Continuing students)

First Semester
Tutorials
Saturday, November 7, 2020, – Sunday, January 31, 2021
Revision
Saturday, February 6, 2021 – Sunday, February 21, 2021
Examinations
Friday, February 26, 2021 – Sunday, March 21, 2021
Second Semester
Tutorials
Saturday, May 22, 2021 – Sunday, August 14, 2021
Revision
Saturday, August 21, 2021 – Sunday, August 29, 2021
Examinations
Friday, September 10, 2021 – Sunday, October 3, 2021

A number of Schools may, however, have different dates and arrangements because of the peculiar nature of their programmes. Some of these Schools are:

University of Ghana Medical School;
University of Ghana Dental School;
School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences;
School of Nursing and Midwifery;
School of Veterinary Medicine; and,
School of Law (Post First Degree Law Students)

Details of arrangements for students in these Schools will be announced in due course.

Members of the University community are encouraged to look out for notices giving further details on this matter and to be aware that such notices will be issued only by officials of the University.

Mercy Haizel-Ashia
REGISTRAR

Subject to further Presidential directives on re-opening of tertiary institutions

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  1. How can you do something like this? My course is really demanding and we can’t use just six weeks for it. I’m a slow learner and I will really suffer if you do that

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