Announcements

Twenty-eighth Issue of UG Newsfile Published

Starting August 10, 2020 - Ending August 10, 2021

Dear all,

Our twenty-eighth issue of the e-newsletter, UG Newsfile is out. Please click here for the twenty-eighth issue.

The e-Newsletter which is a compilation of stories that have already been posted on the UG website, keeps you abreast of UG news.

You may share your news with us for the consideration of the News Editor at pad@ug.edu.gh

Enjoy reading!

 

 

Shortlist of Qualified Applicants Eligible to Take the University of Ghana Law School 2020 Post First Degree LL.B Selection Entrance Examinations

Starting August 7, 2020 - Ending August 7, 2021

The following named applicants have been shortlisted as qualified to take the 2020 Post-First Degree LL.B Selection Entrance Examinations of the University of Ghana School of Law, University of Ghana, Legon.

Date: 13th August, 2020. Time: 10:00am 
Venue: University of Ghana School of Law

Applicants concerned are required to pay a non-refundable entrance examination fee before admission to the selection Entrance Examination:

Entrance Examination Fee payable by Applicants (Ghanaian and International):
Five Hundred Ghana Cedis only (GH¢500.00)

Account Details for Ghanaian Applicants
ECOBANK ACCOUNT NAME: UG COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES
BRANCH: LEGON ACCOUNT NO. 1441000157649

Please note that you are to provide proof of payment and Identification (i.e., a valid national ID such as Passport, Driver’s License, Voter’s ID, National Health Insurance ID and National Identity Card) before you would be allowed access into the examination hall.

Applicants are to ignore any advertisements for a lawyer’s coaching to pass the entrance examinations, since the examination is simply to determine your use of language, clarity of thought and organization of material.

 

Law in Crisis: Manifesto Accountability, Monday 10 August 2020, at 1.00 p.m. GMT

Starting August 7, 2020 - Ending August 7, 2021

Dear all,

 

The University of Ghana School of Law, supported by STAR Ghana Foundation with thanks to UKAid & EUROPEAN UNION, is pleased to inform you of the return of its long running Law in Crisis series of lunchtime seminars. This second edition, which is the Law in Crisis (Election Series), will interrogate various issues relating to the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections, including manifesto accountability; election management in light of the COVID-19 pandemic; campaign finance; access to electoral information; and post-election transition management.

 

Join the next panel on "Manifesto Accountability", which will be held on Monday 10 August 2020, at 1pm GMT.

 

To register and join the conversation, connect through either of these platforms:

 

Zoom: https://bit.ly/LawInCrisisZoom

 

YouTube: https://bit.ly/LawInCrisisYoutubeLive

 

Facebook: https://bit.ly/LawInCrisisFacebook

 

Subscribe to our YouTube channel to see all the previous seminars.

 

https://bit.ly/LawInCrisisYoutubeLive

 

 

Virtual Launch of UG Makerspace

Starting July 30, 2020 - Ending July 30, 2021

THE MAKERSPACE VISION

A Makerspace is a 21st Century innovative space deliberately designed and equipped to engage curious minds to create solutions to emerging societal challenges. Since the early 2000s, universities world over have adopted Makerspaces to diversify the skillsets of their students. The Makerspaces are equipped with equipment and tools from as basic as craft pins to complex machines assembled in stimulating environments that are intended to excite young people to practicalize their ideas. The ultimate is to tap into the diverse interests, passions, and strengths in our students and the community

The University of Ghana (UG) through its internal collaborators envisaged the Makerspace concept as a viable project that can be leveraged on to tap ideas and proffer solutions to the needs of our communities. This project has gone through conceptualization, reviewing and needs assessment phases taking lessons from our partners including: Impact Hub Accra, Kumasi Hive and Berlin University of the Arts.

Our next stage is the Operationalization which requires funding (approximately $2 million). The UG makerspace is committed to a humble beginning using our current labs and space plus the excitement generated and success projects to invite funding collaborators

UG Makerspace Team

 

 

UG-Tullow Tertiary Scholarship Scheme 2020/2021

Starting July 30, 2020 - Ending July 30, 2021

The University of Ghana Students Financial Aid Office (SFAO) is accepting applications for the award of the 2020/2021 UG-Tullow Tertiary Scholarship Scheme for both undergraduate and graduate students in relevant academic fields who are exceptionally brilliant but with dire financial needs.

The UG-Tullow award is a full scholarship which covers tuition, stipend/subsistence/health insurance, modest subsidy for equipment (Laptop computer) and accommodation for students pursuing 4 years undergraduate programmes and 1 year master’s programmes (but in exceptional circumstances may also include 2 years M.Phil programmes).

The award recipients are expected to maintain excellent academic standards of at least a B average or 3.0 CGPA in order to be in good standing to keep the Scholarship.

 

Please click here for more information on the scholarship

Please click here for the application form

 

 

Maiden Virtual Congregation Thursday, 30th July, 2020

Starting July 30, 2020 - Ending July 17, 2021

The University community is informed that the University of Ghana will hold its maiden virtual congregation on Thursday, 30th July, 2020. The virtual ceremony will be premiered at 10.00 a.am. on the appointed date and subsequently made available for viewing on YouTube.

 

Participants:

This maiden virtual Congregation is for final year undergraduate students of the School of Law and students who took supplementary examinations at the University of Ghana Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. These students need to have their certificates, in order to continue with their professional training, starting from August, 2020.

The decision to hold a virtual ceremony was based on the current guidelines for meetings in large numbers. This virtual congregation will be a good opportunity for the University to test run the idea of a virtual congregation for small groups of graduating students.

Affected students have been informed to register.

Graduation details for all other final year students will be announced after the completion of University examinations processes.

 

Mercy Haizel-Ashia

REGISTRAR

 

Please click on the link below to watch the Virtual Congregation Ceremony


UG July 2020 Virtual Congregation: Thursday, July 30, 2020

Please click here for the Online Brochure of the Congregation Ceremony

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Examination Timetable for Supplementary Re-Sit Examinations for 1st Semester Courses, 2019/2020

Starting July 29, 2020 - Ending July 29, 2021
  • Registered students are expected to report to the University to undertake their examinations online at the specified locations. International students will however undertake the examinations remotely, in real time. Regular students who decide to undertake the examination elsewhere will not be graded.
  • Candidates are reminded to review the Instructions to Candidates found here:

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

 

  • Candidates will be required to present the appropriate University ID at the venue.
  • Candidates are to comply strictly with all COVID-19 safety protocols and other arrangements put in place by the University.
  • All Candidates are to note that they will only be admitted to examinations they have appropriately registered for and have access to on SAKAI.
  • The Daily Examination Timetable indicates the specific venues and sessions for each examination. It is the duty of the candidate to consult the daily time-table at least 24 hours ahead of time.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE TIMETABLE PORTAL

Twenty-Seventh Issue of UG Newsfile Published

Starting July 28, 2020 - Ending July 28, 2021

Dear all,

Our twenty-seventh issue of the e-newsletter, UG Newsfile is out. Please click here for the twenty-seventh issue.

The e-Newsletter which is a compilation of stories that have already been posted on the UG website, keeps you abreast of UG news.

You may share your news with us for the consideration of the News Editor at pad@ug.edu.gh

Enjoy reading!

 

Stella A. Amoa

Director of Public Affairs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final Examination Timetable - Supplementary Re-Sit Examinations For 1st Semester Courses, 2019/2020

Starting July 28, 2020 - Ending July 28, 2021

Please click the link below for the Final Examination Timetable - Supplementary Re-Sit Examinations For 1st Semester Courses, 2019/2020

 
 
 
 
 
 

Re-Scheduling of the Supplementary Re-Sit Examinations for 2nd Semester, 2019/20 Academic Year (Regular & Distance Students)

Starting July 17, 2020 - Ending July 17, 2021

As a follow up to my earlier notice, and following approval by Senior Management, the proposed Supplementary Re-sit Examinations for first semester courses has been rescheduled. The Examinations will start on August 1st, 2020.

Affected students must note the following:

  1. The Examinations will be carried out on-line.   
  2. All the online Examinations will take place onsite, in identified laboratories on the Legon Campus, at the proposed times per the Re-sit Examinations Timetable to issue soon.
  3. Students who may need accommodation to enable them to write their re-sit examinations may apply directly to the traditional Halls.
  4. Students must ensure they report to the identified Examination Centres only for courses they have registered for.
  5. No student will be admitted to any examination for a course s/he has  not registered for.
  6. For identification purposes, students without a valid University of Ghana student identity card will NOT be admitted to any examination venue.
  7. All students are informed of the ‘No Mask No Entry’ position of all Units within the University.
  8. Students must observe all the necessary COVID-19 preventive protocols put in place by the University at all times.

 

The Supplementary Re-sit Examinations are open to ALL Students (Regular and Distance Education) and any other students who should have completed their programmes between the 2015/16 to 2018/19 academic years but needing to write Supplementary Re-sit Examinations for 1st Semester Courses only.

Students with any issues must contact their respective College Academic Officers.

 

 

Christy Badu (Mrs.)

Ag. Director

Twenty-Sixth Issue of UG Newsfile Published

Starting July 11, 2020 - Ending July 11, 2021

Dear all,

Our twenty-sixth issue of the e-newsletter, UG Newsfile is out. Please click here for the twenty-sixth issue.

The e-Newsletter which is a compilation of stories that have already been posted on the UG website, keeps you abreast of UG news.

You may share your news with us for the consideration of the News Editor at pad@ug.edu.gh

Enjoy reading!

 

Stella A. Amoa

Director of Public Affairs

Rescheduling of Systematic Review Course - University of Ghana Centre for Evidence Synthesis and Policy (UGCESP) and the African Communities of Evidence Synthesis and Translation (ACEST)

Starting July 9, 2020 - Ending July 9, 2021

The University of Ghana Centre for Evidence Synthesis and Policy (UGCESP) and the African Communities of Evidence Synthesis and Translation (ACEST) are jointly organizing Systematic Review Course for final year students who are interested in doing secondary research for their thesis work or want to sharpen their research skills. Also, lecturers who would like to gain this knowledge to help their students to do a systematic review, are encouraged to register.

Course Outline

The course comprises both theory and hands-on activities and will be delivered using theory-grounded and problem-based learning approaches. It will teach participants the theoretical foundations and strategies and methods to produce gold-standard evidence, and the practical skills needed to conduct secondary research. Additionally, participants will be introduced to the value of systematic reviews and how to formulate an appropriate review question, followed by hands-on exercises including how to develop search terms and build search concepts to search relevant electronic databases such as PubMed (MEDLINE) and EMBASE to retrieve studies, emphasizing on the practicalities often encountered. Participants will also be introduced to standard software that are used for preparing and reporting a systematic review.

Target Participants

Masters students (MPH, MSc, MPhil, etc.) conducting theses. Also, anyone involved in designing or carrying out research, implementing or evaluating strategies for societal good, can register to attend. The course is particularly important for lecturers who want to gain further knowledge and skills to help their students to do secondary research for their thesis.

Anticipated Impact of the Workshop

Participants of the course will acquire new and essential skills that, undoubtedly, will change their passion and attitude towards scientific research. For some, this may be a career-defining moment. Given that almost every systematic review ends up being published, it offers participants additional opportunity to get a published paper from their thesis. As part of the systematic review guidelines, various tools are available to guide participants who want to publish their work without too much work to be done after the thesis submission. The certificate awarded to participants will also be beneficial in future career search.

Important Dates:

Workshop Dates: 27th - 31st July 2020, 09.00-15.00 GMT each day via zoom

Deadline for submission of application forms: Saturday, 25th July 2020, 23.00 GMT

 

Online Registration link:  https://forms.gle/qYQPVkeYdeVbZPfv8

 

Please click here for further details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Department of Computer Science Online Short Courses

Starting July 7, 2020 - Ending July 7, 2021

The Department of Computer Science, University of Ghana, is holding an intensive Eight-week (8) professional certificate courses. This is open to Senior High School Graduates, Tertiary Students, Graduates, Workers and the General Public.

 

 

 

Please click here for the details:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vacancy Announcement – Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies (IESS)

Starting July 7, 2020 - Ending July 7, 2021

The Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies (IESS),  a member of the African Research Universities Alliance Centre of Excellence in Climate and Development (ARUA-CD), in partnership with the African Climate and Development Initiative (University of Cape Town) in Southern Africa and the Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation (University of Nairobi) in East Africa wishes to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (PDRF) who will work with an international team of scientists on two IESS-led work packages (WP3 and 4) that are part of a large multi-institutional project that explores the nexus between climate change, sustainable livelihoods and multidimensional poverty and inequality (MDPI) in Africa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please click here for the details:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call for Applications - UG-Tullow Tertiary Scholarship Scheme 2020/2021

Starting July 3, 2020 - Ending July 3, 2021

The University of Ghana Students Financial Aid Office (SFAO) is accepting applications for the award of the 2020/2021 UG-Tullow Tertiary Scholarship Scheme for both undergraduate and graduate students in relevant academic fields who are exceptionally brilliant but with dire financial needs.

The UG-Tullow award is a full scholarship which covers tuition, stipend/subsistence/health insurance, modest subsidy for equipment (Laptop computer) and accommodation for students pursuing 4 years undergraduate programmes and 1 year master’s programmes (but in exceptional circumstances may also include 2 years M.Phil programmes). The award recipients are expected to maintain excellent academic standards of at least a B average or 3.0 CGPA in order to be in good standing to keep the Scholarship.

 

Please click here for more information on the Scholarship

 

 

 

 

Call Announcement - Social Innovation in Health Initiative (SIHI) Ghana: Notice from School Of Public Health

Starting July 2, 2020 - Ending July 2, 2021

CALL ANNOUNCEMENT - SOCIAL INNOVATION IN HEALTH INITIATIVE (SIHI) GHANA: NOTICE FROM SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

The School of Public Health, University of Ghana wishes to inform the University Community about the introduction of its new project – Social Innovation in Health Initiative (SIHI). The purpose of the project is to identify and enhance innovative programmes designed and implemented by individuals, organisations and institutions that seek to improve health care delivery through research, capacity building and advocacy. SIHI-Ghana aims at giving a wider publicity to such useful innovations to enhance their uptake for health care delivery in the country.

SIHI-Ghana was launched in early 2020 in Partnership with Makerere University College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health - Uganda and Nnamdi Azikiwe University - Nigeria. This partnership is spearheaded by the TDR/WHO. SIHI-Ghana is hosted by the TDR Africa Training Center at UG's School of Public Health.

This Call is the first phase of the programme which is limited to members of the University of Ghana community whose project/programmes bring innovations in health care delivery.

Target participants are faculty, students, institutions, etc, within the University of Ghana.

 

Please click here for further details.

 

 

 

 

Call for Scholarship Application Fishing for the Future Project (F4F) Department of Marine and Fisheries Sciences, University of Ghana

Starting June 29, 2020 - Ending June 29, 2021

The Department of Marine and Fisheries Sciences in collaboration with the Royal Society of London and African Academy of Sciences through the Future Leaders-African Independent Research (FLAIR Fellowships has begun a two-year research project.

The Fishing for the Future Project (F4F) which seeks to understand how changing climate coupled with environmental pollution are likely to affect current and future populations of C. tulipa and C. gasar and their fisheries at large.

 

Please click here for more information about the Scholarship

 

 

Notice from the Academic Affairs Directorate - Extension of Deadline for Registration - Supplementary Resit Examinations

Starting June 29, 2020 - Ending June 29, 2021

EXTENSION OF DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION

SUPPLEMENTARY RESIT EXAMINATIONS

 

Due to some technical challenges faced by our Service Provider, students have been unable to access the payment platform since Friday 26th June 2020 to make payments towards registering for the Supplementary Resit Examinations.

We have the assurance of the Service Provider that the issue will be resolved by close of day today, Monday 29th June, 2020.

The deadline for registration for the Supplementary Resit Examinations has subsequently been extended from Tuesday 30th June to Thursday 2nd July 2020.

Affected students are to take note and ensure they register by the 2nd of July, 2020

 

 

Signed:

Christy Badu (Mrs.)

Ag. Director

 

Distribution

General

 

Cc:    Vice Chancellor

Pro Vice-Chancellors

Registrar

Provosts

President, SRC

President, GRASAG

 

 

 

Security Advisory for Zoom Video Conferencing: General Tips

Starting June 26, 2020 - Ending June 26, 2021

Following an earlier notice issued by UGCS, this is to remind members of the university community of security issues with the use of the ZOOM Video Conferencing application. 

Here are some general tips to assist in working with the ZOOM Video Conferencing Application.

General Tips

  • Always check for and install updates for the ZOOM application.
  • Do not reshare online meeting information with anyone else. 
  • Always request meeting information from the meeting convenor.
  • For your own privacy, disable the camera unless it is needed for the zoom meeting.
  • Mute your microphone unless you wish to make a contribution.
  • Be mindful of your environment when meeting controls are enabled. Your privacy may be compromised.
  • Do not record and share a zoom meeting unless you have expressly sought consent from all participants.
  • If you wish to share sensitive information within an online meeting, use similar protocols as if it were a face-to-face meeting.
  • Do not hesitate to request for assistance from UGCS.

 

Tips for Meeting Organisers

  1. Create a new meeting ID for every new meeting.
  2. Set Ground rules for participants
    1. Mute Microphone unless you want to contribute.
    2. Raise your hand when you have a contribution.
    3. Keep your video disabled unless absolutely necessary.
    4. Do not record a meeting unless you have sought consent from all participants and the meeting convenor.
    5. Do not invite non-participants to the meeting physically or electronically.
  3. Inform participants of meeting requirements ahead of time.
  4. Enable waiting area for participants.
  5. Disable controls that’s are not needed during the meeting:
    1. Video
    2. Recording
    3. Mute all mics at the beginning of meeting (Note: This setting is available when scheduling the meeting)
  6.  Lock down and vet participants five (5) minutes before the meeting commences.
  7. Moderate the meeting till its conclusion:
    1. Poll questions and pass them on to relevant facilitators
    2. Monitor questions on chat

 

We also want to remind users:

  • To keep on the lookout for fraudulent emails;
  • Not to click on links in email, or open attachments unless you are expecting them.
  • Keep your anti-virus up to date.

If you have any security questions about using Zoom or believe your meeting(s) may have been compromised, immediately report to the UGCS IT Security Team at secure@ug.edu,gh or through our regular service desk email: UGCS Service Desk at servicedesk@ug.edu.gh,

 

Meanwhile UGCS would like to assure the community that measures have been put in place to allay these fears. 

 

 

 

Twenty-Fifth Issue of UG Newsfile Published

Starting June 26, 2020 - Ending June 26, 2021

Dear all,

Our twenty-fifth issue of the e-newsletter, UG Newsfile is out. Please click here for the twenty-fifth issue.

The e-Newsletter which is a compilation of stories that have already been posted on the UG website, keeps you abreast of UG news.

You may share your news with us for the consideration of the News Editor at pad@ug.edu.gh

Enjoy reading!

 

Stella A. Amoa

Director of Public Affairs

End of Second Semester Examinations 2019/2020 Academic Year College of Education: Distance Education Students - Instructions to Candidates

Starting June 23, 2020 - Ending June 23, 2021

End of Second Semester Examinations 2019/2020 Academic Year

College of Education: Distance Education Students

Instructions to Candidates

In line with the University’s Business and Executive Committee’s approval for tuition and assessment for the remainder of the Second Semester, 2019/20 academic year to take place online, using the University’s Sakai Learning Management System (LMS), and the subsequent amendment in the academic calendar for the year, all students are to take note of the following:

  1.  Examinations for Distance Education students will be run from Friday June 26 to Sunday, July 26, 2020.
  2. A candidate for a University Examination must have followed the approved course over the required period and must have registered for the examination.
  3. A Provisional Timetable for the Examinations will be communicated to students by their respective Departments.
  4. A candidate may have an overlap of up to three courses only and must inform their Examiners promptly of any clashes of more than three courses per Session for re- scheduling.
  5. All candidates shall uphold the highest standard of integrity and must note that there shall be consequences for any violations of any rules and regulations regarding these examinations.
  6. All candidates enrolled on the Sakai LMS will be expected to participate in all examinations in courses taken. 

               Examination Malpractice, Academic Offences and Misconduct

  1. An Examination malpractice, offence or misconduct shall include any attempt on the part of a candidate, conspiring with any person, or aiding and abetting or facilitating any candidate to gain unfair advantage in any examination as well as any breach of Examination Regulations, Instructions to Candidates, Regulations for Junior Members and the University Statutes.
  2. An Examination and Academic offence shall include but not be limited to the following:
  3. Cheating by any means, attempting to cheat, or assisting another candidate to cheat.
  4. Submitting false claims on failure to take an examination.
  5. Plagiarism: that is presenting another person’s work as though it were the Candidate’s work.
  6. Falsification of examination particulars.
  7. Taking screen shots of an examination to share with other candidates
  8. Unauthorised Collaboration e.g. Use of technological tools like Bluetooth headsets to exchange information, taking the examinations with others, together. 
  9. Impersonation/Outsourcing i.e. impersonating a candidate or allowing one’s self to be impersonated. 
  10. Using unauthorised resources while taking the online examination.

Students are to note that a breach of any provisions in the University Statutes, Regulations for Junior Members, Examination Regulations or Instructions may attract the prescribed sanctions per the University Statutes and all Regulations governing the University.

 

 

 

Christy Badu (Mrs)

Ag. Director,

 

Distribution:

General

 

cc:

Vice-Chancellor

Pro Vice-Chancellor (ASA)

Registrar

Ag. Provost, CoE

College Secretary, CoE

Ag. Dean, SDE, CoE

Heads of Departments, CoE

Examination Officer, SDE

The Coordinator, Students with Special Needs

Academic Officer, CoE

DE SRC President

Senior Assistant Registrar, Examinations Unit, AAD

Radio Univers

 
 
 

Guidelines for Supplementary Re-Sit Examinations for 2nd Semester, 2019/2020 Academic Year

Starting June 22, 2020 - Ending June 22, 2021

Click to view the guidelines for Continuing Students (Regular and Distance education) needing to write Supplementary Re-sit Examinations for 1st Semester Courses only.

 

Further guidelines for Supplementary Re-Sit Examinations (1st Semester Courses) for students who should have completed their programmes in the following academic years only: 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018 and 2018/2019, can be viewed by clicking this link.

 

 

Second Issue of the Special Edition of UG Newsfile Published

Starting June 20, 2020 - Ending June 20, 2021

Dear all,

 
 
This second issue of the Special edition of the UG Newsfile is a compilation of circulars/notices issued on the roll out of Online Teaching and Learning at the University of Ghana. 
 
The second issue captures ways in which the University has managed this process which has ultimately resulted in online examinations, modalities put in place for supplementary examinations, arrangements for students who could not take part in the online teaching and learning, submission of theses, etc.  In addition, arrangements put in place for the return of final year students to the campuses of the University to complete the academic year in line with the President’s directive.
 
No doubt the second semester of the 2019/20 academic year has been challenging; but once again the University of Ghana has stood tall amongst her peers, setting the pace to ensure continuity in academic work, administration and management.  
 
As we draw the curtain on the 2019/20 academic year, we end this special series. 
 
Enjoy reading!
 
 
 
Stella A. Amoa
Director of Public Affairs
 
 

Social Innovation in Health Initiative (SIHI) Ghana Project - (Pre-Call Announcement)

Starting June 17, 2020 - Ending June 17, 2021

SOCIAL INNOVATION IN HEALTH INITIATIVE (SIHI) GHANA PROJECT

(PRE-CALL ANNOUNCEMENT)

 

Background

The Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences has initiated a new project in Social Innovations to improve health care delivery. Social Innovations in Health Initiative (SIHI) is a Global Network of individuals. Institutions and organisations, established in 2014 to advance social innovations in health through research. SIHI has Country-Hubs in Uganda, Malawi, the Philippines, India, Colombia, South Africa, Republic of China, India, Indonesia and the United Kingdom and has engaged with organisations in 12 other countries. Ghana joined the Global Network in early 2020.

The Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences (SOBS), School of Public Health (SPH) is leading the University of Ghana SIHI Hub. SIHI Ghana will be engaged in the identification of social innovations in health; capacity building through training in social innovation; and advocacy through numerous stakeholder workshops.

We recognize that some faculty members and students of the University of Ghana are engaged in social innovative projects and programmes that have the potential to accelerate Ghana toward achieving Universal Health Coverage and Sustainable Development Goals. Therefore, as a first step, we would map out these interventions through a crowdsourcing call. The first call which will target the University Community will officially be opened on the 1st of July, 2020.

The project is being undertaken by a four-member team, namely;

1. Dr. Phyllis Dako-Gyeke (Project Leader and Head SOBS, SPH)

2. Dr. Emmanuel Asampong

3. Dr. Kwabena Opoku-Mensah

4. Dr. Philip Tabong

 

For more information on SIHI visit: https://socialinnovationinhealth.org/

 

 

Notice from the Academic Affairs Directorate - Arrangements for the Completion of the 2nd Semester of the 2019/20 Academic Year

Starting June 15, 2020 - Ending June 15, 2021

ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE 2ND SEMESTER OF THE 2019/20 ACADEMIC YEAR

 

I take this opportunity to welcome Registered Final Year Students back to Campus once again.

Students are to take note of the following:

 

1.      Final Year students already enrolled on the Sakai Learning Management System who have relocated to campus should complete their online examinations as scheduled.

2.      For Final Year Students who could not participate in the earlier arrangements to complete lectures online, tuition for the remainder of the 2nd Semester will be online mainly through the Sakai Learning Management System.

3.      Such students will be enrolled on the Sakai LMS by the UGCS to enable them access the online tuition. Should you have any enrolment challenges, kindly contact the UGCS at: servicedesk@rt.ug.edu.gh

4.      Students are entreated to have in their possession their University of Ghana Identification Cards at all times.

5.      All students are informed of the ‘No Mask No Entry’ position of all Units within the University.

6.      Computer Laboratories at the UGCS, other Units of the Colleges and in the Balme Library will be made available for use by students.  Students are however encouraged to use their own electronic devices if they have them.

7.      The opening hours of the Balme Library will be from 8.30 am to 6.00 pm daily.

8.      The UGCS will be opened to students each day from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm per the following windows:

  • 9.00 am  –  12.00 noon
  • 12.30 pm – 3.30 pm
  • 4.00 pm  –   6.00 pm

Students must however log into: sts.ug.edu.gh and use the Lab. booking link to reserve seats.

9.      Students who are to join the make-up lectures are to note the following revised schedule:

 

Arrival and Registration (Halls)

Monday, June 15 – Sunday, June 21, 2020

Online Catch-up Lectures

Monday, June 22 – Friday, July 10, 2020

Revision Week

Saturday, July 13 – Friday, July 17, 2020

End of Second Semester Examinations

Saturday, July 18 – Saturday, August 01, 2020

At the appropriate time, the End of Semester Examination Timetable will be circulated.

10.Students may report any challenges (academic) to their respective College Academic Offices as follows:


 

  1. College of Humanities:                                 cohacademic@ug.edu.gh
  2. College of Basic and Applied Sciences:      cbasacademic@ug.edu.gh
  3. College of Education:                                    coeacademic@ug.edu.gh
  4. College of Health Sciences:                          academicaffairs@chs.edu.gh

 

Students are entreated to observe all the necessary protocols put in place by the University.

 

 

Signed.

Christy Badu (Mrs.)

Ag. Director

 

Distribution: General

 

Cc:

Vice-Chancellor

Pro Vice-Chancellor (ASA)

Registrar

Provosts

Deans/Directors

Heads of Departments

Examination Officers

The Coordinator, Students with Special Needs

College Secretaries

College Academic Officers

Senior Assistant Registrar, Examinations Unit, AAD

 

 

Protocols Guiding the Re-opening of the University to Final Year Students

Starting June 12, 2020 - Ending June 12, 2021

PROTOCOLS GUIDING THE REOPENING OF THE UNIVERSITY TO FINAL YEAR STUDENTS

Pursuant to the President of the Republic’s directive to reopen educational institutions to final year students, the University will be receiving final year undergraduate and graduate students back to campus from June 15, 2020. 

In order to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission, the following protocols have been put in place to receive students who wish to relocate to campus to complete their online examinations, and those who could not participate in the earlier arrangements to complete their lessons for the 2nd semester of the 2019/2020 academic year:

 

Pre-arrival

1.         Students are required to fill and sign off on the following forms (available here https://sts.ug.edu.gh), preferably before they return to campus:


a.         COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire;

b.         Infection Prevention and Control Agreement;

c.         Student Hall/Hostel Residence Consent & Waiver Form.

            

Students will need to show evidence of having signed off on all three (3) forms, before the admission process into halls/hostels of residence can begin. Students who had permission to remain in residence are also expected to fill and sign off these forms.

2.         Non-resident final year students who wish to relocate to campus will be required to pay a Residential Facility User Fee of Three Ghana cedis per day (GHS3/day). This fee is applicable to the traditional halls of residence. Non-resident students who are interested in taking up residency should go to the Hall they wish to be accommodated to go through the necessary application procedures. Such non-resident students are also required to fill and sign off on the above-mentioned forms.

3.         Students who move into residence will be bound by prescribed hygiene and safety protocols. They are expected to move in with at least, three (3) reusable face masks (or sufficient quantities of disposable masks) and alcohol-based hand sanitisers for their personal use.

 

In-residence

In order to minimise transmission of COVID-19 from student to student and from persons external to the University community, students will not be permitted to entertain visitors in their rooms or within the halls/hostels of residence.

 

Academics

Students should note that while on campus, lectures will be delivered online by mainly using the Sakai LMS. While computer laboratories at UGCS and other Units will be made available for their use, students are encouraged, if they have the means, to come along with appropriate electronic devices that will facilitate the teaching and learning process.

The Academic Affairs Directorate will issue further communication on registration and other academic procedures for students who wish to sign up for the make-up lessons and the examinations which will follow. Students, whether on or off campus, will continue to be bound by regulations and procedures applicable to Junior Members.

While University Management takes steps to ensure a safe living and work/study environment, I urge all students, who move into residence, to take note of the above arrangements so that we can together create a safe and healthy environment, as we continue to pursue our education. 

Thank you.

 

 

Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo

Pro Vice-Chancellor, ASA

 

 

 

Final Year Students’ Return to Campuses for Completion of Academic Work

Starting June 12, 2020 - Ending June 12, 2021

NOTICE:

FINAL YEAR STUDENTS’ RETURN TO CAMPUSES 

FOR COMPLETION OF ACADEMIC WORK

The University Community is hereby informed that registered Final Year Students[1] who desire to relocate to University of Ghana campuses to complete their online examinations and theses, as well as those who were unable to participate in the University’s Online Teaching and Learning Programme, are expected to arrive from Monday, 15th June, 2020.

To safeguard the health and safety of the community, adequate safety protocols have been put in place with regard to:

a.        The use of academic and residential facilities, as well as interactions between employees and students;

b.       Detection and isolation of employees/students who might come to campus with the Coronavirus or contract the virus while on campus.

 

Specific notices on how employees and students should operate on campus within the period of academic work, will be issued soon.

The University campuses will continue to remain closed to students who are not in their final year.

Management wishes to assure employees, students, parents, guardians and all stakeholders that the safety of all members of the community is our utmost priority.

Meanwhile, members of the University community are advised to take the necessary precautionary measures outlined in University notices and information on COVID-19. We owe this responsibility to ourselves, our families and other members of the community.

 

Mercy Haizel-Ashia

REGISTRAR

 

 

Re-opening of the Balme Library

Starting June 11, 2020 - Ending June 11, 2021

Dear all,

The Balme Library of the University of Ghana will resume work on 15th June, 2020 as indicated in the Registrar’s Communique titled: ‘UG Strategy to safely resume on-site academic work in the midst of COVID 19’ dated 3rd June, 2020.

1. The Balme Library will open to the public at 8:30am and close at 6:00pm.

2. The Balme Library will admit final year students ie. Level 400 and Graduate students as well as Level 300 Medical students undertaking their final theoretical year.

3. Patrons are encouraged to come along with their valid University of Ghana Identification Cards.

4. The Balme Library will only accommodate 534 patrons while the 24-Hour Reading Room will accommodate 133 patrons.

5. All patrons should put down their contact details once they visit the Balme Library to make contact tracing possible, should it become necessary.

6. Patrons are to observe all safety protocols established at the entrance, within and at the exit of the Library. Patrons should note that No Nose Mask, No Entry into the Balme Library.

7. Social Distancing of at least 1 meter must be adhered to at all times within the Balme Library.

8. To avoid over-crowding in the Balme Library, patrons are encouraged to use the Library’s e-resources and platforms often when there is no need to physically use the library.

9. All final year students ie. Level 400, Graduate students as well as Level 300 Medical students who have library books in their possession are encouraged to submit them to the library by the end of June 2020 to avoid any sanctions.

 

 

Notice from the Academic Affairs Directorate - College Reporting Form for Students' Examinations Issues

Starting June 8, 2020 - Ending June 8, 2021
To support students as they undertake the End of 2nd Semester 2019/2020Examinations, the University has created College-specific forms to enable students submit issues encountered during examinations to their CollegeAcademic Offices for redress. 
 
Students with issues/challenges to report should select the  relevant College link below to submit their complaints in the course of the  examinations period.  A separate entry should be made using the same link for each course concerned for prompt attention.
 
Scroll down and click the College link for the course concerned to submit student complaint:
 
 
COLLEGE OF BASIC AND APPLIED SCIENCES: 
The purpose of this form is to collate and redress issues/challenges faced by Students in the course of the End of 2nd Semester 2019/2020 Examinations. Kindly fill a separate form for each course for redress.
forms.office.com
 
 


 
 
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION: 
The purpose of this form is to collate and redress issues/challenges faced by Students in the course of the End of 2nd Semester 2019/2020 Examinations. Kindly fill a separate form for each course for redress.
forms.office.com
 
 


 
 
COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES:
The purpose of this form is to collate and redress issues/challenges faced by Students in the course of the End of 2nd Semester 2019/2020 Examinations. Kindly fill a separate form for each course for redress.
forms.office.com
 
 
 
 
COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES: 
The purpose of this form is to collate submissions on issues faced by University of Ghana Students in the 2nd Semester 2020/2020 examinations. Kindly fill the form separately for each course's complaints for redress by University authorities.
forms.office.com
 
 
 
 
Head, Teaching and Examinations Unit

 

Academic Affairs Directorate
for:
The Examination Superintending Committee
 
 
 
 

 

Modalities to Ensure Smooth Online Examinations

Starting June 8, 2020 - Ending June 8, 2021

MODALITIES TO ENSURE SMOOTH ONLINE EXAMINATIONS

Online Examinations for the second semester of 2019/2020 have commenced today June 8, 2020. In order to ensure the smooth conduct of the onlineexaminations the Examinations Superintending Committee is requesting that Units ensure the following have been put in place:

  • That examinations have been rolled out per the published ExaminationsTimetable. 
  • All examination questions are duly moderated. The ExaminationsSuperintending Committee will be requesting for soft copies of all moderated questions by way of monitoring the quality of questions inonline examinations.
  • Departmental Examination Officers, College Academic Officers and Heads of Department are to ensure that examinations take place as scheduled.
    The Committee has provided the following links to enable Departmental Examination Officers and College Academic Officers monitor examinations:

 

Departmental Examination Officers are expected to receive daily feedback from lecturers on the conduct of examinations. This will be forwarded to the Examination Superintending Committee member assigned to the College and the Ag. Director of Academic Affairs.  

 

All Heads of Units, particularly Deans/Directors under the supervision of Provosts are kindly requested to ensure compliance. 

 

Thank you.

 

Signed.

Christy Badu (Mrs.)

Ag. Director

AAD

 

cc:       Vice Chancellor

            Pro Vice-Chancellors

            Registrar

            Provosts

            President, SRC

            President, GRASAG

 

 

Notice: University Of Ghana’s Strategy to Safely Resume On-Site Academic Work in the Midst of COVID-19

Starting June 4, 2020 - Ending June 4, 2021

NOTICE:

UNIVERSITY OF GHANA’S STRATEGY TO SAFELY RESUME ON-SITE ACADEMIC WORK IN THE MIDST OF COVID-19

 

Following the President’s announcement that final year University students should resume on-site academic work on the various campuses, the University community is informed, as follows:

 

1.   Return of Final Year Students[1] to Campus

  1. Arrangements are being made to receive registered final year studentswho may wish to relocate to campus to complete their online examinations, as well as those who were unable to participate in the University’s  Online Teaching and Learning Programme. Such students may move to campus with effect from 15th June, 2020.
  1. The University’s ongoing Online Teaching and Learning Programme for the second semester of the 2019/2020 academic year will progress as scheduled.  Following the end of teaching on Friday, 29th May, 2020, examinations for students, scheduled to commence from 8th June to 3rdJuly, 2020, will proceed as planned.
  1. The University will continue to remain closed to students who are not in their final year.

2.   Employees at Work

  1. As a consequence of (1) above, ALL Units/offices are to make arrangements to provide services every working day of the week.  The services are to be provided in a manner that will serve the needs of our students,  internal and external publics, as well as protect the health and safety of employees.
  1. All employees are required to wear face masks at work. Units of the University should use petty cash to buy hand sanitizers and masks for the use of employees, until such time that these are supplied by the University.
  1. Heads of Unit must put in place the necessary arrangements, accordingly. Management will support the following:

•          Introduction of flexible working arrangements which require adjusted core working hours to suit the needs of staff, including delayed opening hours and early closing hours;

•          Maintenance of skeleton staff on rotation basis, where possible;

•          Compression of working week, where staff may work longer hours on a number of days per week and take time-off on the remaining days of the week;

•          Introduction of off-site work which allows work to be done from home or other locations through the use of ICT (internet, video conferencing, etc).

  1. All preventive and precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of all members of the community, as earlier announced, must be adhered to and all protocols followed.
  1. Members of the University community are to keep social distancing, maintaining a distance of at least two metres (6 feet) from others and adhere to infection prevention measures at all times.
  1. Members of the University Community are to use technology to facilitate meetings and other activities as much as possible.

 

Other Arrangements

  1. The University Basic Schools and the BabyNest Creche on the Legon Campus are to remain closed down until further notice, except for JHS final year students, who are expected to return to school on 29th June 2020.
  2. Restrictions on social gatherings, religious services, conferences, and sporting activities on the University campuses will continue to be in force, in line with the President’s instructions.
  3. Events: All international and national events slated to take place on UG campuses are still suspended and may be re-scheduled.
  4. External Travel: All international travel (of all employees and students) has been put on hold until further notice.
  5. External Visitors: The University has suspended the hosting of international visitors until further notice.
  6. All tours to the University are suspended until further notice.
  7. Provision of services on campus, including financial and catering services, are expected to continue.

Management would like to reiterate the following:

  • The University wishes to assure staff, students, parents, guardians and all stakeholders that the safety and well-being of all members of the community is our utmost priority.
  • The University Hospital is still open to provide general healthcare to all members of the University community.
  • Meanwhile, members of the University community are advised to take the necessary precautionary measures outlined in University notices and information on COVID-19. We owe this responsibility to ourselves, our families and other members of the community.
  • Any employee or student who develops a fever, cough, cold or sore throat should isolate himself or herself till it clears.
  • Everyone is encouraged to check his/her temperature daily (morning and evening). Members of the community should call the University of Ghana Hospital for advice if they develop a fever (temperature above 37.4°C), or a cough/cold persists for more than five (5) days or gets worse.

University of Ghana Hospital: 059 555 1971 / 059 395 5913

 

Mercy Haizel-Ashia

REGISTRAR


 

 


[1]         Final year students refer to:  Level 400, final year postgraduate and sandwich students

          Final year DE students may move to campus at a later date

 

 

 

Update - Arrangements for the Completion of the Second Semester of the 2019/2020 Academic Year

Starting June 3, 2020 - Ending June 3, 2021

UPDATE - ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE SECOND SEMESTER OF THE 2019/2020 ACADEMIC YEAR

Following the ease of restrictions announced by the President of the Republic on May 31, 2020, in respect of educational institutions, Management wishes to update the University community on revised arrangements for the completion of the second semester of the 2019/2020 academic year as follows:

 

  1. The University’s ongoing Online Teaching and Learning Programme for the second semester of the 2019/2020 academic year will progress as planned. Therefore, examinations for all students, including final year students, scheduled to commence from June 8, 2020 to July 3, 2020 will proceed as originally planned.
  2. Arrangements are being made to receive registered final year students who may wish to relocate to the campuses of the University to make use of on-campus resources from June 15, 2020 till July 3, 2020, which is the end of the examination period. 
  3. All final year students who were unable to participate in the Online Teaching and Learning Programme, are expected back on campus from June 15, 2020. Make-up lessons will be from June 22, 2020 to July 10, 2020. Final examinations will be from July 18 to August 1, 2020.
  4. Final year sandwich students will be allowed back to campus to continue and complete their final semester from June 15, 2020.
  5. Further communication on return protocols for students who will return to the campuses of the University will be issued in due course.
  6. For the avoidance of doubt, the calendar for the Online Teaching and Learning Programme is published below for ease of reference:

 

Activity

Duration

Teaching

7 weeks

April 14-May 29, 2020

Revision week

1 week

June 1-5, 2020

Examinations

4 weeks

June 8-July 3, 2020

 

I would like to emphasize that all other students are not expected to be on the campuses of the University as per the President’s directive. The University will therefore continue to remain closed to students who are not in their final year. 

 

Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (ASA)

 

 

 

Distribution

All UG Students

UG Faculty and Staff

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

UG Strategy to Safely Resume Normal Academic Work

Starting June 2, 2020 - Ending June 2, 2021

NOTICE:

UNIVERSITY OF GHANA’S STRATEGY TO SAFELY RESUME NORMAL ACADEMIC WORK IN THE MIDST OF COVID-19

 

Following the President’s announcement that final year University students should return to campus and “resume lectures ahead of the conduct of their respective exit examinations”, the University community is informed as follows:

  1. Senior Management is in consultation with student leaders, officials of the University and the Emergency Response Team (UG-ERT) to come out with a UG strategy.
  2. A composite notice will be issued to the University community as soon as the consultations are concluded.

 

Mercy Haizel-Ashia

REGISTRAR

 

Distribution

General

 

 

 

 

Twenty-Fourth Issue of UG Newsfile Published

Starting May 29, 2020 - Ending May 29, 2021

Dear all,

Our twenty-fourth issue of the e-newsletter, UG Newsfile is out. Please click here for the twenty-fourth issue.

The e-Newsletter which is a compilation of stories that have already been posted on the UG website, keeps you abreast of UG news.

You may share your news with us for the consideration of the News Editor at pad@ug.edu.gh

Enjoy reading!

 

Stella A. Amoa

Director of Public Affairs

 

 

 

 

Revised Academic Calendar for the 2019/2020 Academic Year (Second Semester)

Starting May 26, 2020 - Ending May 26, 2021

Revised Academic Calendar for the 2019/2020 Academic Year (Second Semester)

 

The University community is informed that the Business and Executive Committee (BEC) of the Academic Board, has approved the following:

 

  1. The roll out of the University of Ghana Online Teaching and Learning Programme for the rest of the 2019/2020 academic year.
  2. The Sakai LMS, other online resources and emails, as examination centres.
  3. A revised calendar for the rest of the 2019/2020 Second semester, below:

 

Teaching Resumes

(Online Teaching and Learning)

7 weeks

Tuesday, April 14 - Friday, May 29, 2020

 

Student Course Verification and Course & Lecturer Evaluation

3 weeks

Monday, May 18 - Friday, June 5, 2020

 

Revision week

1 week

Monday June 1- Friday, June 5, 2020

 

Examinations (Full-time students)

4 weeks

Monday, June 8 - Friday, July 3, 2020

 

Vacation Starts

Saturday, July 4, 2020*

 

Extended Deadline for Submission of Graduate Theses

March 31, 2020 deadline is extended to July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020 deadline is extended to October 30, 2020

 

Distance Education Examinations

Friday, June 26 - Sunday, July 26, 2020

 

Supplementary Examinations

Dates for these examinations will be announced later, when re-opening for the next academic year is in sight

 

*    (Re-Opening for the 2020/2021 academic year will be announced in due course)

 

For the avoidance of doubt, Congregation ceremonies originally scheduled for July, 2020, have been postponed. New dates will be announced in due course.

 

Members of the community are to take note of these approvals, for further action.

 

 

Provisional Time-Table and Modalities for End of Second Semester 2020 Examinations

Starting May 19, 2020 - Ending May 19, 2021

Provisional Time-Table and Modalities for End of Second Semester 2020 Examinations

In line with the BEC's approval for tuition and assessment for the remainder of the Second Semester of the 2019/20 academic year to take place on line, using the University's Sakai Learning Management System (LMS), University Examinations will be run from the 8th of June to the 3rd of July, 2020.

Attached please find the Provisional Timetable and the Modalities of the Examinations for your urgent attention.

1. Examiners are to administer the Final Examination to make up 30% to 50% of the total course grading for the semester.

2. Examiners are to note that for the Final Examinations, take home tests should be largely administered.

3. Departmental Examination Officers are to extract their respective timetables for the attention of their students for any feedback on clashes.

4. The Provisional Timetable for the Examinations will be made available to Departmental Examination Officers and Heads of Department for the notice of their Examiners, to be brought to the attention of students.

5. The Schedule comprises eight 3-day sessions with two free days at the end of the examination period for any contingencies.

6. Any clashes should be brought to the attention of the Academic Affairs Directorate AAD by 27th of May, 2020.

7. Examiners may give the prescribed take-home or other mode of examinations at the start of each session per the Schedule. Submission deadlines should be determined by respective Examiners but limited to the stated period .

8. Should there be a need for any Examiner to re-schedule an examination to suit a course/class, the Departmental Examinations Officer must be informed to handle it at the Unit level. The Academic Affairs Directorate (AAD) and the respective College Academic Officers should however be notified of any such arrangements.

9. Schedules for any courses not covered by the Draft Timetable, such as practicals, orals, etc., should be organised by the Examiner with the consensus of the students, and brought to the notice of the AAD.

10. Examiners will be required to submit information on the Final Examinations undertaken in the Second Semester 2020, including the examination mode, records of examination participation (attendance) by students etc. to the AAD per an online platform.

11. Examination overlaps for students of up to three courses within the same session is permissible. Students should notify Examiners promptly about any clashes of more than three courses. Such other courses will be rescheduled. Concessions should also be made by Examiners for missed examinations if students submit justifiable reasons.

12. Reports of Examination Malpractices should be submitted to the AAD via an on line Examinations Malpractice Form to be circulated prior to the start of the examinations. Any evidence should be scanned/photographed and attached whilst the originals must be kept safe for later reference.

13. Examiners with issues with the Provisional Timetable may contact Examinations Unit of the AAD through their Departmental Examinations Officers for assistance.

 

Signed: Christy Badu (Mrs)

Ag. Director Academic Affairs Directorate

18/05/2020

 

Please click here for the provisional timetable

 

UG Newsfile - Special Issue On Online Teaching and Learning

Starting May 15, 2020 - Ending May 15, 2021

Dear all,

Our Special Edition of the e-newsletter, UG Newsfile is out. Please click here for the Special edition.

This Special edition of the UG Newsfile is a compilation of circulars/notices issued on the roll out of Online Teaching and Learning at the University of Ghana. 

This novel way of teaching and learning, even on the regular programmes of the University was necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent closure of the University.  With the University recording its first case of COVID-19, Management took a decision to cancel lectures from Monday, March 16, 2020.

Later, in accordance with a Presidential directive, all public and private schools, universities and other tertiary institutions were closed.

Since then, the University of Ghana has evolved ways of ensuring that academic and administrative work do not suffer. We hope that the special edition of our eNewsfile will allow you follow the processes of this new platform while providing you with the necessary information to assist you navigate through this.  This series will continue to ensure you receive regular updates in this regard. 

Enjoy reading!

Please click here for the Special Edition of the UG Newsfile

 

 

Stella A. Amoa

Director of Public Affairs

 

Twenty-Third Issue of UG Newsfile Published

Starting May 15, 2020 - Ending May 15, 2021

Dear all,

Our twenty-third issue of the e-newsletter, UG Newsfile is out. Please click here for the twenty-third issue.

The e-Newsletter which is a compilation of stories that have already been posted on the UG website, keeps you abreast of UG news.

You may share your news with us for the consideration of the News Editor at pad@ug.edu.gh

Enjoy reading!

 

Stella A. Amoa

Director of Public Affairs

 

 

 

 

 

 

PhD Position in Agribusiness within Climate-resilient Vegetable Farming in Ghana - Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

Starting May 12, 2020 - Ending May 12, 2021

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND AGRIBUSINESS

UNIVERSITY OF GHANA, LEGON

PhD position in Agribusiness within Climate-resilient Vegetable Farming in Ghana

 

The research project “Building vegetable farmers resilience to climate change” is recruiting a talented and highly qualified PhD student in Agribusiness to carry out research on its work package 4 within the topic “Socio-economic assessment and business model development”.

The main objective of the PhD project will be to analyse and develop inclusive sustainable business models that facilitate technological and economic upgrading of vegetable farmers by overcoming their investment constraints, enhancing skills levels, enabling dry-season farming, and engaging other key actors in the vegetable value network. The key technologies considered in the project will be small-scale irrigation and soil amendments using organic residues. Candidates with knowledge of these technologies in a smallholder setting are encouraged to apply.

 

Qualification for the scholarship:

- The applicant must have applied for admission to the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness through https://admission.ug.edu.gh/

- The applicant must have obtained excellent results in his/her University Master programme;

- The applicant must be strongly motivated to conduct scientific research that has broader societal relevance;

- The applicant needs to be proficient in spoken and written English;

- The applicant must have the ambition to publish in highly ranked international peer-reviewed journals.

- The applicant must be able and willing to make a 3-6 month external research stay in Denmark

The project will cover all expenses related to the PhD project including admission fees, stipend, field research, travel, etc. The PhD student is expected to carry out a 3-6 month external research stay at DTU during the course of the PhD. This stay will be financed by the project. The project is financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark.

 

The deadline for applications is May 29, 2020.

 

Interviews with shortlisted candidates will be carried out online during 9-10 June 2020. The PhD will start in August 2020.

Application letters including curriculum vitae and proof of application to University of Ghana Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness should be submitted to iegyir@ug.edu.gh and sibo@dtu.dk.

 

 

 

PADA Virtual Seminar – May 2020

Starting May 12, 2020 - Ending May 12, 2021

PADA Virtual Seminar – May 2020

Target: All PhD Scholars

 

Dear UG PHD Scholars,

We invite you to register and attend PADA Virtual Seminar. Kindly find details below;

Seminar Areas: - Social Distancing and Data Collection

- Assessing Resources Remotely

- UG-Pada Scholars Home Project Site on Sakai

 

Chairperson: Prof Yaa Ntiamoa-Baidu, Director -PADA

 

Facilitators: Prof Richard Boateng, UGBS

Dr Olive A. Adjah, Balme Library

Mr Yusif Amadu, UGCS

 

Date: Thursday 14th May 2020

Time: 10am – 12 pm

 

Registration:

To participate, kindly register for this seminar by clicking (or copying and pasting on your browser) the link: https://forms.gle/p3V8Aq6PDhyqk43p6

 

For Enquiries Call/WhatsApp 0508304904; Email: info.pada@ug.edu.gh


 

West African Genetic Medicine Centre (WAGMC) Postgraduate Research Fellowship

Starting May 11, 2020 - Ending May 11, 2021

The West African Genetic Medicine Centre, an African Centre of Excellence for Genetic Medicine, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana (UG) is offering fellowships for graduate students to conduct research in genetics in UG, in collaboration with the School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences, University of Ghana Medical School, Department of Psychology and Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology.

Please click here for more information on the fellowships

 

 

Call for Applications - PhD Scholarship - Special Economic Zones: A Force for Good to Reduce Inequality?

Starting May 11, 2020 - Ending May 11, 2021

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - PhD Scholarship

Special Economic Zones: A Force for Good to Reduce Inequality?

 

We seek a PhD student to join the third-party funded project “Special Economic Zones: A Force for Good to Reduce Inequality?”

Background

The aim of this project is to bring together a group of researchers from Africa, Asia and Europe to evaluate the implications of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) for development and social inequality in three emerging economies, Ghana, India, and Vietnam. Our research agenda in this project is ambitious, as we aim to determine whether Special Economic Zones can be a useful tool to reduce poverty, and social and economic inequality in developing and emerging market countries. Using micro-level data for individuals, households and firms, researchers at ISSER will collaborate closely with academic partners in India and Vietnam as well as Germany and Denmark.

Qualifications

We are looking for a candidate who meets the following criteria:

  • PhD candidate who has completed or close to completion of Year 1 coursework, ideally from ISSER, Department of Economics or the Business School;
  • Excellent academic record and very good grades;
  • Experience and interest in the research area in general and the project in particular;
  • Very good knowledge in applied statistics and econometrics and experience in using statistical software such as Stata;
  • Willingness and commitment to work on papers to be submitted to leading international journals and ambition to complete a very good PhD thesis.

 

How to apply for the scholarship

  • The application must be submitted electronically to isser_sez@ug.edu.gh
  • The application should include:

a) A letter of motivation

b) A two-page concept note or proposal on the theme of the project

c) An up-to-date CV

d) A certified copy of full academic transcript (s) and certificate (s)

e) Two letters of recommendation from academic referees; at least one must be from an academic advisor/supervisor.

Application deadline: May 30, 2020

For questions regarding this position please contact Dr. Charles Ackah (akaobo@yahoo.com) or Prof. Robert Osei (rdosei@yahoo.co.uk).

 

 

 

 

PhD Oral Examinations via Zoom

Starting May 8, 2020 - Ending May 8, 2021

VIRTUAL PHD ORAL EXAMINATIONS

Heads of academic units are kindly requested to take note of the following measures that the School of Graduate Studies has put in place towards the conduct of the PhD oral examinations via zoom.

The Candidate will:

· Submit a soft copy of his/her PowerPoint presentation to the head of academic unit at least 72 hours ahead of an examination.

· Do a presentation of his/her thesis for not more than 40 minutes.

· Give Remarks after the announcement of results(Optional)

The Academic Unit will:

· Submit names and contact information (email addresses and telephone numbers) of the chairperson, examiners, candidate, faculty and PhD students of the unit who will be attending the viva to the SGS

· Organise a zoom rehearsal for the candidate.

· Share the candidate’s presentation with the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) at least 48 hours ahead of the examination.

· Share the zoom link with faculty and PhD students of the unit who will be attending the viva.

· Introduce the Chairperson

The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) will:

· Formally invite the Examiners, Chairperson and the candidate to the viva.

· Share the presentation, score sheets and the guidelines for conducting oral examinations with the Chairperson at least 24 hours ahead of the examination.

· Forward soft copies of the thesis, examiners’ reports, score sheets and external examiners’ claim forms to the respective examiners at least 24 hours ahead of the examination.

· Send the zoom link to the examiners, chairperson, candidate and head of academic unit at least 24 hours ahead of the examination.

· Hold a pre-viva meeting 30 minutes before the start of the session to set the tone of the examination. The Chairperson and examiners will join the Dean of the SGS (or his representative) for the meeting.

· Superintend the viva.

· Hold a post viva meeting to determine the results of the examination.

· Give remarks after the announcement of results.

The Chairperson will:

· Introduce the candidate, candidate’s supervisors, panel of examiners and other guests.

· Invite candidate to make his/her presentation

· Moderate the interaction of examiners, faculty and audience with the student

· Announce the results after the determination of results

· Close the Oral Examination Session

It is advisable to get an alternate internet service as backup in case one loses connectivity in the course of the examination.

We count on your support to make the examination sessions successful.

 

Vacancies - Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies (IESS) College of Basic and Applied Sciences University of Ghana

Starting May 4, 2020 - Ending May 4, 2021

INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENT AND SANITATION STUDIES (IESS)

COLLEGE OF BASIC AND APPLIED SCIENCES

UNIVERSITY OF GHANA

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the following positions in the Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences, University of Ghana (females are encouraged to apply).

 

1. RESEARCH FELLOW/SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW IN ENVIRONMENTAL STATISTICS

The preferred candidate must:

· Have a PhD in Statistics or Mathematics with strong expertise in environmental statistics from a reputable University;

· Exhibit understanding in the use of a wide spectrum of statistical techniques

· Demonstrate ability to synthesise and analyse data in appropriate ways, effectively and accurately communicate the results of these analyses;

· Exhibit understanding of the importance of variability and uncertainty, and of the way in which these may be quantified;

· Be able to tackle problems in climate, pollution, extreme events, risk assessment, environmental epidemiology, ecology compliance issues, agriculture, etc.;

· Demonstrate capacity to attract grants for cutting edge research and students’ training;

· Not exceed 40 years of age by August 1, 2020.

For the position of Senior Research Fellow, in addition to the requirements stated above, the individual should have at least 5 years of relevant experience in an academic or research institution with at least 10 publications in reputable scientific journals.

 

2. RESEARCH FELLOW/SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW IN ENVIRONMENTAL MODELLING

The preferred candidate must:

· Have a PhD in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Marine Science, Computational Science, Mathematical Science, or related field with strong expertise in modelling from a reputable University;

· Exhibit skills in Satellite Remote Sensing, GIS application and programming

· Be able to produce theoretical and physical models for environmental data management

· Demonstrate the ability to analyse and organise large data sets using specialized computer software programs and data modelling applications and theory

· Be able to utilize drone technology to produce three dimensional imaging and mapping for geographical models

· Demonstrate the ability to use computer software applications to develop real-time and time-lapse modelling

· Demonstrate capacity to attract grants for cutting edge research and students’ training.

· Not exceed 40 years of age by August 1, 2020.

For the position of Senior Research Fellow, in addition to the requirements stated above, the individual should have at least 5 years of relevant experience in an academic or research institution with at least 10 publications in reputable scientific journals.

 

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Interested applicants should download Application Form UAB FORM 1A from the University of Ghana website: www.ug.edu.gh/hrodd

The complete application pack (Hardcopy) should be sent to:

The College Secretary

College of Basic and Applied Sciences

University of Ghana

Legon,

Accra-Ghana

Or soft copy to: cbas@ug.edu.gh

 

The application pack should contain the following:

• Completed application form for Academic Staff Positions (UAB Form 1A).

• An up to date Curriculum Vitae

• Copies of transcripts, academic and/or professional certificates.

• Names and addresses of three referees

 

Deadline for submission of applications is Sunday, May 31, 2020.

 

 

Twenty-Second Issue of UG Newsfile Published

Starting April 30, 2020 - Ending April 30, 2021

Dear all,

Our twenty-second issue of the e-newsletter, UG Newsfile is out. Please click here for the twenty-second issue.

The e-Newsletter which is a compilation of stories that have already been posted on the UG website, keeps you abreast of UG news.

You may share your news with us for the consideration of the News Editor at pad@ug.edu.gh

Enjoy reading!

 

Stella A. Amoa

Director of Public Affairs

 

 

 

 

Launch of COVID-CONNECT - UGMC

Starting April 29, 2020 - Ending April 29, 2021

Members of the University community are hereby informed of the introduction of COVID-CONNECT, a virtual monitoring app with a back-end Care Coordination Centre at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) that gives subscribers access to needed clinical support from a team of medical experts and specialists. 

The digital health service, launched on April 23, 2020 at the UGM, seeks to address all COVID-19 related issues that clients may have by giving them easy access to high trained medical specialists at the UGMC from the comfort and safety of their homes.

 

 

 

 

Notice from School of Graduate Studies - Notice to the University Community

Starting April 29, 2020 - Ending April 29, 2021

Following the communication from University Management on continuation of work and in line with the protocols to contain the spread of COVID-19 virus, the School of Graduate Studies has put in place the following measures to continue its work; 

 

1.     All general correspondence and enquiries to the School should kindly be submitted via email to sgs@ug.edu.gh

2.     Theses/Dissertations for examination and supporting documents (PDF version only) should be submitted electronically by HODs to softbound@ug.edu.ghand through official departmental e-mail addresses.

3.     Thesis/Dissertation examiners are kindly entreated to submit examination reports (PDF version only) directly to thesisoffice@ug.edu.gh
4.     Final theses/dissertations and supporting documents (PDF version only) should be submitted electronically by HODs to hardbound@ug.edu.ghand through official departmental e-mail addresses.

5.     PhD oral examinations will be conducted virtually, via zoom, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting from May 12, 2020 and ending on July 2, 2020. 

6.     In exceptional cases, where requests/documents must be delivered physically, the School will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10.00am – 2.00pm for such purposes. Key staff of the School will also be available on these days to provide support services.
7.     All other enquiries should kindly be sent through sgs@ug.edu.gh. or call 0303 966098.


 Thank you. 

Yours faithfully,

Stella Dovlo (Mrs)
For: Dean
School of Graduate Studies

 

 

 

 

Extended Deadline for Submission of Soft Bound Thesis/Dissertation

Starting April 24, 2020 - Ending April 24, 2021

FOR THE ATTENTION OF HEADS OF ACADEMIC UNITS

 

Per the University’s revised calendar for the rest of the second semester, 2019/2020, circulated by the Registrar, the March 31st 2020 deadline for submission of thesis/dissertation has been extended to July 31st 2020. The July 31 2020 submission deadline is also extended to Oct6ober 30, 2020.

In order to work safely amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the School of Graduate Studies would like to inform heads of Academic Units that it will only accept theses/dissertations (PDF version only) submitted electronically to softbound@ug.edu.gh and through official departmental e-mail addresses. This means that no theses submitted using other e-mail addresses will be accepted.

In submitting the theses/dissertations, academic units should note that the guidelines have not changed and will be strictly enforced. You are reminded that the required documents that should be uploaded are as follows:

  • A fully completed and signed thesis submission form
  • A fully completed datasheet on proposed examiners if not already submitted to the School of Graduate Studies
  • A copy of the letter from the SGS granting extension (for extension students only)
  • In case of a student submitting a previously referred thesis for re-examination, a copy of the letter informing the student that the thesis was referred must be attached
  • A copy of the re-admission letter from SGS (for students on re-admission)
  • A certified fee statement from the Students Accounts Section. Where a candidate is not able to obtain clearance, the thesis/dissertation can still be submitted. The School of Graduate Studies will then submit such candidates (names and student numbers) to the Student’s accounts office for clearance. It is only when these students are cleared will their theses/dissertations be processed for examinations. Statements printed from the MIS which are not signed by the Students Accounts Officer will not be accepted.   
  • An oral examination report including the approved individual score sheets for MPhil students
  • A report to prove that the thesis/dissertation has been passed through the Turnitin plagiarism software

 

Please note that theses/dissertations without the above supporting documents will not be accepted by the SGS. All theses/dissertations must be signed by candidates and supervisor(s) before submission by e-mail. All documents to be attached are available on the SGS website http://sgs.ug.edu.gh.

We count on your usual cooperation and support.

Yours faithfully,

 

Stella Dovlo (Mrs)

For: Dean

School of Graduate Studies

 

 

Pharmol Sanitizer® - School of Pharmacy

Starting April 24, 2020 - Ending April 24, 2021

The University of Ghana School of Pharmacy has joined in the collective efforts of the nation in helping curb the spread of Covid-19. The School has released newly manufactured alcohol-based hand sanitizers in 200 ml and 1 L units.

Pharmol Sanitizers® (the name of the product) has been approved and registered by the Food and Drugs Authority, FDA. The preparation of the product is under strict hygienic conditions and in accordance with WHO recommendations.

Pharmol Sanitizers® (also known as UG Sanitizer) come in two forms: a spray sanitizer and a hand gel sanitizer. They are formulated for maximum penetration into the skin and therefore offer maximum protection. A moisturizer has also been incorporated to confer a soothing effect on the skin.

Pharmol Sanitizers® are available for bulk purchase at competitive wholesale prices. Contact the School for Pharmacy for bulk orders at wholesale prices. The products are also retailed to the University community at a unit cost of GHC 15 (hand gel 200 ml) and GHC 40/150 (spray sanitizer 1 and 4 L, respectively). The price list is shown below. Delivery options available for bulk purchases.

For further enquiries, contact Dr. Paul Owusu Donkor: 0244244080; powusudonkor@ug.edu.gh or Mr. Gyan: 0244669966

 

PRICE LIST FOR UGSOP PHARMOL SANITIZERS

No

ITEM

SIZE

PRICE

1

Retail single

200 ml Gel

GHC 15.00

 

Wholesale 20 & above

200 ml Gel

GHC 12.00

 

 

 

 

2

Retail single

1 Liter Spray Sanitizer

GHC 40.00

 

Wholesale 10 & above

1 Liter Spray Sanitizer

GHC 35.00

 

 

 

 

3

Retail single

4 Liter Spray Sanitizer

GHC 150.00

 

Wholesale 10 & above

4 Liter Spray Sanitizer

GHC 140.00

 

 

 

Updates on Oral Examinations from the School of Graduate Studies

Starting April 24, 2020 - Ending April 24, 2021
FOR THE ATTENTION OF HEADS OF ACADEMIC UNITS

 

The Business and Executive Committee, at its meeting held on April 16, 2020, approved a proposal to conduct PhD oral examinations online during this period of the Covid-19 pandemic. as contained in a well circulated document titled UG-Online Teaching and Learning Strategy.

To operationalize the online oral examination, the School of Graduate Studies has decided to conduct the examination via zoom, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting from May 12, 2020 and ending on July 2, 2020.  

Heads of Academic Units are therefore requested to contact the examiners of students for their availability during the period and book dates for the oralexamination by sending emails to thesisoffice@ug.edu.gh. Please note that students who had already been scheduled for the examination will be given priority. When dates for the examinations are concluded, heads of academic units would be requested to submit e-mail contacts of the candidate, the Panel of examiners including the Chair and other persons they would want to be invited including supervisors, faculty and some graduate students.

Candidates will be required to submit their slides (in soft copy) ahead of the examination to their respective Head of Academic Unit, who will subsequently share with the examiners, chairpersons and the Dean School of Graduate Studies. All other documents will also be shared electronically.

The School of Graduate Studies intends to refund the cost of data for external examiners. We would consult with UGCS on the amount to be paid per section and add to the claims submitted for payment.

I count on your support in implementing the above-mentioned arrangements. 

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 Stella Dovlo (Mrs)

 For: Dean

School of Graduate Studies

 

 

 

Call for PhD and Masters Applications - Social Transformation Research and Policy Advocacy Project

Starting April 24, 2020 - Ending April 24, 2021

Applications are open for PhD and Masters studies under a five-year project, “Resilience Against Climate Change-Social Transformation Research and Policy Advocacy”.

Funded by the European Union, the project is a research collaboration between the International Water Management Institute, University of Ghana-Centre for Migration Studies, University for Development Studies and CSIR-Science and Technology Policy Research Institute.

The project will contribute to more inclusive and sustainable economic growth policy and programming approaches in the project areas by 2025.  Over the course of the project, we expect to support a total of 3 PhDs and 15 Masters (first batch of 10; second batch of 5) with full studentships for four and two years respectively.

For this Call, two (2) PhDs and 4 Masters will be based at the University of Ghana, and one (1) PhD and 6 Masters will be hosted by University for Development Studies. All the students will follow the stipulated training procedure of the host Universities, with joint supervision across project collaborating organisations.

In addition, the students will participate in policy advocacy events (e.g. workshops, learning events and policy dialogues), with the aim of bridging research and policy, through students’ direct involvement in the narratives, practices and networks of development planning.

Please click here for more information

 

 

 

Call for Applications UG-Nestlé PhD Scholarships for Research Excellence

Starting April 20, 2020 - Ending April 20, 2021

Call for Applications

UG-Nestlé PhD Scholarships for Research Excellence

 

Background

The University of Ghana has, through a 5-year Memorandum of Understanding, received a grant from Société des Produits Nestlé SA to support PhD students in conducting interdisciplinary research in the broad areas of Food and Nutrition Security, and Climate Change. The specific research themes, with some related topics, are as follows:

a. Affordable nutrition: addressing nutritional needs of low-income settings by developing innovative affordable food matrices from locally sourced crops and ingredients, potentially pulses and legumes.

i. Healthy Diets from a Sustainable Food System for Low-Income Consumers

ii. Identify solutions for affordable nutrition via Virtual & Rapid Prototyping

iii. Drying - Binding - Shaping as Enabler of Affordable Nutrition Solutions

iv. High-shear Granulation as Enabler of Affordable Nutrition Solutions

b. Implications of climate change on food security and nutritional quality of food for low income settings.

i. Cocoa shell, a by-product with high food potential to be valorized

ii. Valorize Moringa for climate friendly nutritious products

c. Scientific substantiation of the public health impact of the Nestle Iron Awareness Campaign

The grant is mainly directed to the funding of PhD students and will provide support for tuition, research costs and stipend starting from the 2020/2021 academic year.

 

Eligibility

· First or Second year PhD students in a discipline closely related to the research themes above (e.g. Food Science, Nutrition, Food Process Engineering and others).

· Applicant must have no competing scholarships and commit to fulltime PhD student status.

· First year applicants must meet the University of Ghana requirements and gain admission into an applicable PhD programme.

· Second year applicants should have met UG academic requirements including having passed their written and comprehensive examinations.

· Applicants must possess excellent academic credentials, and demonstrate motivation and capacity to carry out original, innovative and independent research.

· Applicant must be a national or permanent resident of Ghana

 

Application process

Interested applicants should download and complete the application form (link inserted below), and include the supporting documents indicated below, into a single PDF file. Applications should be emailed to:

The Director

Institute of Applied Science & Technology

College of Basic & Applied Sciences

University of Ghana

P.O Box LG 25, Legon Email: iast-nestle@ug.edu.gh

OR

submitted to:

The Assistant Registrar

Institute of Applied Science and Technology

DI Old Chemistry Building

Cruise O’Brien Road (Opposite the Recreational Quadrangle)

University of Ghana

Tel: 0244793703/0208540099

 

Deadline for submission of applications is 15th May, 2020, at 5:00pm.

 

Supporting Documents:

· One-page motivation statement

· PhD research proposal of not more than 3 pages (1.5-line spacing) clearly outlining the background, objectives, scope and methodology for applicant’s research (include a budget and work-plan on separate pages). The proposal MUST be related to one of the themes or topics listed above.

· Applicant’s curriculum vitae

· Graduate and Undergraduate Certificates

· Graduate and Undergraduate Transcripts

· Copy of applicant’s national ID card

 

Note

Shortlisted applicants would be contacted for an interview. Interviews are expected to take place at the end of June, 2020 after which successful applicants will be notified. The selected candidates are expected to start academic work/research at the beginning of the 2020/2021 academic year (August, 2020).

Duration of programme

Funding for the programme is for a maximum of four (4) years (First year applicants) and three (3) years (Second year applicants).

Please find here the Link to the form for the application for the UG--Nestlé PhD Scholarships for Research Excellence

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1xGwfCTJiJeYWO1KAb7SGkwtZc20YuJaP

 

 

 

 

 

Notice - Update on University of Ghana Strategy for Continuation of Work

Starting April 20, 2020 - Ending April 20, 2021

Notice

Update on University of Ghana Strategy for Continuation of Work

 

Further to the announcement by the President of the Republic on the lifting of the partial shutdown in Greater Accra, Kasoa and Greater Kumasi, Management wishes to bring to the attention of members of the University community and the public, the University’s strategy for continuation of work.

1. Lectures on all University of Ghana campuses have resumed on-line, with effect from Tuesday, 14th April, 2020. This arrangement will continue as scheduled.

2. Management deems it proper, for the avoidance of doubt, to restate that essential service providers in the University are required to be at work, and these include the following:

- Security Service

- Technical Employees in Departments and selected Laboratories

- Health Services;

- Municipal Services (Electricals, Water, Grounds & Environmental Services Units);

- University of Ghana Computing Systems (ICT / Telecommunications services);

- Finance Directorate;

- Audit Directorate (Pre-Audit Unit);

- Radio Univers;

- Hall Assistants (Porters); and,

- Selected Farm Workers, Drivers and Cleaners.

Heads of affected Units are to make special arrangements for these essential services to be maintained, mindful of the health needs of staff.

3. All employees are required to wear face masks at work. Units of the University should use petty cash to buy hand sanitizers and masks for the use of employees who are required to be at work, until such time that these are supplied by the University. Additional safety measures for staff who have to be at work are being pursued and will be communicated to relevant Unit Heads in due course.

4. Beyond (2) above, where other Units are required to provide services in furtherance of institutional goals, Heads of these Units must put in place arrangements accordingly.

Management will support the following:

• Introduction of flexible working arrangements which require adjusted core working hours to suit the needs of staff, including delayed opening hours and early closing hours;

• Maintenance of skeleton staff on rotation basis, where possible;

• Compression of working week, where staff may work longer hours on a number of days per week and take time-off on the remaining days of the week;

• Introduction of off-site work which allows work to be done from home or other locations through the use of ICT (internet, video conferencing, etc).

It must be noted that these arrangements may be revised if they negatively affect productivity or are abused by staff.

5. In addition to the above arrangements, staff who desire to take their annual leave either in full or in part are allowed to do so and should follow the approved process for taking leave.

6. All national service personnel and others on attachment may be allowed by their Heads of Units to take some off-time during this period.

7. All preventive and precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of all members of the community, as earlier announced, must be adhered to and all protocols followed.

8. Employees and their dependents residing on University campuses should ensure they comply with the preventive measures already disseminated to members of the community.

9. Members of the University community are to keep social distance of at least two metres (6 feet) from others and adhere to infection prevention measures at all times.

10. Members of the University Community are to use technology to facilitate meetings and other activities as much as possible.

 

Other Arrangements

i. The University Basic Schools and the Baby Nest Creche on the Legon Campus are to remain closed down until further notice.

ii. Suspension of social gatherings, religious services, conferences, and sporting activities on the University campuses will continue to be in force.

iii. Events: All international and national events slated to take place on UG campuses are still suspended and may be re-scheduled.

iv. External Travel: All international travel (of all employees and students) has been put on hold until further notice.

v. External Visitors: The University has suspended the hosting of international visitors until further notice.

vi. All tours to the University are suspended until further notice.

Management would like to reiterate the following:

· The University wishes to assure staff, students, parents, guardians and all stakeholders that the safety and well-being of all members of the community is our utmost priority.

· The University Hospital is still open to provide general healthcare to all members of the University community.

· Meanwhile, members of the University community are advised to take the necessary precautionary measures outlined in University notices and information on COVID-19. We owe this responsibility to ourselves, our families and other members of the community.

· Any employee who develops a cough, cold or sore throat should stay away from work till it clears.

· Everyone is encouraged to check his/her temperature daily (morning and evening). Employees should call the University of Ghana Hospital for advice if they develop a fever (temperature above 37.4°C), or a cough/cold persists for more than five (5) days or gets worse.

University of Ghana Hospital: 059 555 1971 / 059 395 5913

 

 

Mercy Haizel-Ashia

REGISTRAR

 

 

 

 

Twentieth Issue of UG Newsfile Published

Starting April 20, 2020 - Ending April 20, 2021

Dear all,

Our twentieth issue of the e-newsletter, UG Newsfile is out. Please click here for the twentieth issue.

The e-Newsletter which is a compilation of stories that have already been posted on the UG website, keeps you abreast of UG news.

You may share your news with us for the consideration of the News Editor at pad@ug.edu.gh

Enjoy reading!

 

Stella A. Amoa

Director of Public Affairs

 

 

 

Twenty-First Issue of UG Newsfile Published

Starting April 20, 2020 - Ending April 20, 2021

Dear all,

Our twenty-first issue of the e-newsletter, UG Newsfile is out. Please click here for the twenty-first issue.

The e-Newsletter which is a compilation of stories that have already been posted on the UG website, keeps you abreast of UG news.

You may share your news with us for the consideration of the News Editor at pad@ug.edu.gh

Enjoy reading!

 

Stella A. Amoa

Director of Public Affairs

Updates on the Roll Out of the UG Online Teaching and Learning Programme - Decisions of BEC

Starting April 18, 2020 - Ending April 18, 2021

Management has made special arrangements with Vodafone for the provision and collection of SIM cards to all Student's, Senior Members and selected Senior Staff to facilitate teaching learning and administrative duties.

Please click the link below for the official notice to Faculty, Staff and Students.

 

Click here for Notice to Faculty and Staff

Click here for Notice to Students

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UGCS Alert: 010420: Security Advisory for Zoom Video Conferencing: General Tips

Starting April 17, 2020 - Ending April 17, 2021
UGCS is aware of the recent security issues with the use of the ZOOM Video Conferencing application. We want to assure the community that measures have been put in place to allay these fears.
 
Here are some general tips to assist in working with the ZOOM Video Conferencing Application. We will issue a more detailed security briefing by email shortly.
 
General Tips
  • Always check for and install updates for the ZOOM application.
  • Do not reshare online meeting information with anyone else. 
  • Always request meeting information from the meeting convenor.
  • For your own privacy, disable the camera unless it is needed for the zoom meeting.
  • Mute your microphone unless you wish to make a contribution.
  • Be mindful of your environment when meeting controls are enabled. Your privacy may be compromised.
  • Do not record and share a zoom meeting unless you have expressly sought consent from all participants.
  • If you wish to share sensitive information within an online meeting, use similar protocols as if it were a face-to-face meeting.
  • Do not hesitate to request for assistance from UGCS.
 
Tips for Meeting Organisers
  1. Create a new meeting ID for every new meeting.
  2. Set Ground rules for participants
    1. Mute Microphone unless you want to contribute.
    2. Raise your hand when you have a contribution.
    3. Keep your video disabled unless absolutely necessary.
    4. Do not record a meeting unless you have sought consent from all participants and the meeting convenor.
    5. Do not invite non-participants to the meeting physically or electronically.
  3. Inform participants of meeting requirements ahead of time.
  4. Enable waiting area for participants.
  5. Disable controls that’s are not needed during the meeting:
  6. Video
  7. Recording
  8. Mute all mics at the beginning of meeting (Note: This setting is available when scheduling the meeting)
  9.  Lock down and vet participants five (5) minutes before the meeting commences.
  10. Poll questions and pass them on to relevant facilitators
  11. Monitor questions on chat
  12. Moderate the meeting till its conclusion:
 
We also want to remind users:
  • To keep on the lookout for fraudulent emails;
  • Not to click on links in email, or open attachments unless you are expecting them.
  • Keep your anti-virus up to date.
If you have any security questions about using Zoom or believe your meeting(s) may have been compromised, immediately report to the UGCS IT Security Team at secure@ug.edu,gh or through our regular service desk email: UGCS Service Desk at servicedesk@ug.edu.gh
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

No: 4: Roll out of Online Teaching and Learning at UG

Starting April 14, 2020 - Ending April 14, 2021

This is the Fourth in a series of regular communications to UG Students concerning the implementation and roll out of Online Teaching and Learning at UG

 

  1. Connectivity

Under the Vodafone Tertiary Data Bundle Plan, to date a total of thirty-two thousand, and six (32,006) Vodafone SIM cards were collected and registered in the portal by UG Faculty and StudentsOf this number, thirty two thousand and fifty-three (30,053) cards have were successfully activated at close of day on 13th April, 2020, representing a 93.8% completion rate.

Most of the initial activation challenges have been resolved. We continue to work with the Service Provider to resolve all remaining issues speedily. SMS messages have been sent to persons whose SIMs were either detected to be defective or with mistakes in serial numbers.

 

1.    Zero-rating of UG online teaching and learning Sites

Vodafone and MTN have zero-rated University of Ghana online teaching and learning sites. In other words, these companies are providing free access to all UG hosted educational content and all other applications on ug.edu.gh domain. 

Please note that free access only works if you use either Vodafone or MTN athese are the only telecommunication companies offering zero-rating service at the moment.

 

2.    Sakai Training

A two week Sakai training for members of faculty came to an end on Friday, 10th April 2020. The next round of training will be announced in due course. Recorded videos of these sessions and other training resources will be made available at sakairesources.ug.edu.gh by 17th April 2020. 

 

3.    Zoom accounts for lecturers

The process is underway to create a Zoom Account for all faculty members to enable them schedule their own meetings with their students and colleagues. 

The University of Ghana Computing Systems is aware of recent reported cases of Zoom security breached. We are closely monitoring the actions that Zoom is taking to remediate the exploited vulnerabilities. We will continue to follow developments and implement all recommended actions by the company to ensure we minimize any potential risks.

In the coming days we shall issue frequent tips on how to ensure safe use of the tool. Formal online awareness training sessions on how to securely and effectively use the tool will announced. 

Other collaboration tools available for use in the UG environment include Microsoft Teams, Google Hangout, Sakai Big Blue Button conferencing tool 

 
 
 
 

 

COVID-19 Concept Response Information - School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Legon

Starting April 11, 2020 - Ending April 11, 2021

The School of Public Health, University of Ghana as part of its contribution to the fight of COVID-19 is developing information to educate the University community and the public on the response to the pandemic as declared by the World Health Organization (WHO).

 

Please click the links below to access information on:

The Response Concept

Public Health Interventions for COVID-19

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Processes

 

 

 

Roll out of Online Teaching and Learning Important Notice to Lecturers Who Teach Students with Special Needs

Starting April 8, 2020 - Ending April 8, 2021

As part of the University’s roll out of online teaching and learning to be deployed from the week beginning Monday the 13th of April 2020, it is envisaged that two main categories of students with special needs are likely to be most disadvantaged.  These are students with visual and/or hearing impairments. 

It is anticipated that Lecturers who teach such students are already aware of their enrollment in their classes, however a list of courses for which these students have registered, has been compiled and given to the Technical Team handling the roll out of the Sakai LMS.

The Office of Students with Special Needs wishes to bring the following to the attention of all Lecturers who teach students with Special Needs in the following categories.

 

1)    Students with Hearing Impairment

All audio files must have transcriptions. If a Lecturer records a lecture, or is engaged in an audio discussion, there has to be some transcriptions, to enable students with hearing impairment to participate. If Zoom is used, for example, it would be useful to activate a chat session where comments and questions can be written for the sake of these students

Any Lecturer who may need assistance with this should kindly contact the Coordinator of the Office of Students with Special Needs at: amasiedu@ug.edu.gh.

 

2)   Students with Visual Impairment

For visually impaired students, the Team is ensuring that all materials that are put on Sakai for their respective courses are optical character recognized so as to make them usable with a screen reader.

Additionally, the Team has acquired remote access licenses for the JAWS and Zoom Text (Fusion) application that will assist visually impaired students directly on their PCs. 

 

2)    Extra Time for Students during Assessments

As has been the practice in the case of assessments, approval for extra time has been given for students with Special Needs.

Lecturers must therefore endeavor to inform the UGCS anytime there is a planned assessment exercise, to enable the Team to activate the appropriate platforms to ensure extra time is made available for the students

The reality however is that these students with Special Needs are not likely to be more than 5 or 6 in any particular class and so Lecturers are encouraged to kindly contact the students individually to ensure any arrangements being considered will suit their needs.

Lecturers are to note that the Office of Students with Special Needs can be contacted at any time should there be any need for support or assistance. The Coordinator may be reached on amasiedu@ug.edu.gh.

We would appreciate your full cooperation to ensure our students are not disadvantaged.

 

Thank you.

 

 

Christy Badu (Mrs.)

Ag. Director, AAD

 

Distribution: General

 

cc:

Pro Vice-Chancellor, (ASA)

CITO

Coordinator, OSSN

 

 

 

 

 

Important Notice on Resit and Supplementary Examinations 2nd Semester, 2019/20 Academic Year

Starting March 27, 2020 - Ending March 27, 2021

IMPORTANT NOTICE ON RESIT AND SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMINATIONS

2ND SEMESTER, 2019/20 ACADEMIC YEAR

 

 

Further to the notice issued by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, (Academic and Student Affairs) on the roll out of Online Teaching and Learning by the University, students who are to take re-sits of 2nd Semester Courses are to note as follows:

 

 

1.  Students who have registered should send a request to the UGCS atservicedesk@rt.ug.edu.gh to be enrolled on the Sakai Learning Management System.

 

 

2.    Students yet to register may contact the Academic Officers of their respective Colleges per the email addresses below to be registered and enrolled on the Sakai Learning Management System:

 

 

  1. College of Humanities:                                  cohacademic@ug.edu.gh
  2. College of Basic and Applied Sciences:   cbasacademic@ug.edu.gh
  3. College of Education:                                    coeacademic@ug.edu.gh
  4. College of Health Sciences:                 academicaffairs@chs.edu.gh
     

3.    Supplementary Examinations have currently been put on hold and affected students will be informed at the appropriate time when these will be rolled out.

 

 

All affected students must take note and comply accordingly.

 

 

Thank you.

 

 

Christy Badu (Mrs.)

Ag. Director, Academic Affairs Directorate

 

 

 

cc:

Pro Vice-Chancellor (ASA)

Provosts

CITO

College Academic Officers

S.A.R., (Teaching & Examinations), A.A.D.

 

 

 

Important Notice to Faculty who Teach Visiting/Special Admissions Students

Starting March 25, 2020 - Ending March 25, 2021

Further to the notice issued by the Pro Vice-Chancellor, (Academic and Students Affairs) on the roll out of Online Teaching and Learning by the University, Faculty who teach Visiting/Special Admissions Students are kindly to take note of the following.

  • Online teaching will start from March 30, 2020 and all Visiting/Special Admissions Students are to benefit from this.
  • This notwithstanding, individual Lecturer/Student arrangements with respect to such students could be accommodated.  These arrangements MUST however be cleared with the Academic Affairs Directorate.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

 

Christy Badu (Mrs.)

Ag. Director

 

Distribution:

General

cc:

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (ASA)

Provosts

Ag. Dean, International Programmes Office

S.A.R., (Teaching & Examinations), A.A.D.

 
 
 
 

 

Update on University of Ghana Online Teaching and Learning

Starting March 24, 2020 - Ending March 24, 2021

As a follow up to the notice from the Office of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs, please find below additional information and guidance.

 

1. RESOURCES DEPLOYED TO SUPPORT ONLINE TEACHING AND LEARNING.

 

A variety of electronic resources are available to all UG Faculty and Staff during the period of the closure.

 

a. Zoom Meetings.  Zoom has been activated to host Virtual Meetings at the University of Ghana.  These can be used to schedule meetings with Faculty/Administrative Staff or hold ‘live’ sessions with UG students. Zoom Meetings are managed by the various UG College Secretaries whom you can contact for more information on how to set up a Virtual Meeting and get permission to access.
 
College Secretaries:
 

Mavis Otoo-Ayeh motoo-ayeh@ug.edu.gh  (College of Humanities)

 

Emelia Agyei-Mensah 

eagyei-mensah@ug.edu.gh

College of Education)

 

Emmanuel Baidoo ebaidoo@ug.edu.gh

(College of Basic & Applied Sciences) 

 

Michael Opare-Atuah 

mopare-atuah@ug.edu.gh

(College of Health Sciences)

 

b. Sakai Learning Management System (LMS). As part of efforts to assist faculty and students navigate through the Sakai Learning Management System (LMS), the following tutorials have been developed to guide faculty and students.
 

 

Visit the UG Sakai LMS (https://sakai.ug.edu.gh ) for these and more training manuals and video tutorials on how to use the tools in the learning management system.

 

You can reach the E-learning team via sakai@ug.edu.gh for enquiries and further assistance.

 

c. Google Classroom is still available for those who already use it.
 
d. Microsoft 365 Users can make use of Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business and Yammer.

 

2. ARRANGEMENTS FOR ONLINE SAKAI TRAINING

 

A schedule for online SAKAI training will be circulated shortly.

 

 

3. ARRANGEMENTS FOR ACCESS: VODAFONE DATA PACKAGE  

 

To facilitate access to the Sakai Learning Management Platform, Vodafone has arranged for UG Students to pick up new SIM cards available at all Vodafone Retail outlets throughout the country. 

Collection of SIM Cards takes immediate effect. 

You will receive a monthly data bundle with the following features: 

a. 5GB of data
b. 150 minutes of cross-net voice calls plus IDD
c. 100 SMS
d. Free Closed User Group (CUG) calls: Meaning calls between members of the community will be at no cost
e. Free access to University of Ghana digital resources (meaning if you exhaust your 5G data you can still access UG online resources)
f. Roll-over at the end of month of unused data   

 

This arrangement is available for a period of 4 months till the end of the academic year July 2020.

 

NOTES:

• Students who have already subscribed and paid for the previously advertised UG Vodafone Tertiary Mobile Data Plan will receive 4 months credit under the plan.
 
• This offer is with respect to Vodafone. As and when other additional mobile telecom resources become available for our students, we will add them to the Vodafone offer.
 
• Do NOT contact Vodafone Business Help Desk directly for assistance with any problems in collecting your Vodafone SIM card. (STEP 1 below)
 
• DO contact Vodafone Business Help Desk (0 800 10000) if you have problems in activating the SIM or mobile data bundle. (STEP 2 below).

 

Steps to follow to collect and Activate Vodafone SIM cards

1. TO COLLECT YOUR SIM CARD. 
a. Check the list of Vodafone Retail Outlets locations to find the one closest to you. (See list below.)
 
b. Show your National ID (National Passport, Ghana ID card, Driver’s License, Voters ID), Student ID at the retail shop and fill a form to pick up your blank SIM card.
 
c. Show Staff ID or Student ID, and any of the following IDs - National Passport, Ghana ID card, Driver’s License, Voters ID
 
2. TO ACTIVATE YOUR SIM CARD
b. Fill in Your SIM Serial number and Phone number(details on pack that you receive)
c. Vodafone will get the SIM provisioned within 24 hrs and you are ready to go!
 
3. SUPPORT ARRANGEMENTS 

 

An emergency virtual Service Desk has been established to provide the needed support during the period. Please send all service requests to this email address: servicedesk@rt.ug.edu.gh stating your name, student ID, the problem and a contact number in case you need to be reached. 

 

ANNEX 1.  List of Vodafone Retail Outlets.

 

Vodafone Outlet

Ownership

Tarkwa

Vodafone

Accra North

Vodafone

Cape Coast

Vodafone

Swedru

Vodafone

Ho

Vodafone

Bolga

Vodafone

Takoradi

Vodafone

A&C

Vodafone

Suame

Vodafone

Tema

Vodafone

Osu

Vodafone

Cantonments

Vodafone

Koforidua

Vodafone

Madina

Vodafone

Westhill

Vodafone

Sunyani

Vodafone

Achimota

Vodafone

Dansoman

Vodafone

Accra Mall

Vodafone

Wa

Vodafone

Tamale

Vodafone

Kumasi Main

Vodafone

Junction mall

Vodafone

KNUST

Vodafone

Kumasi Mall

Vodafone

Somanya

Authorised Distributor

Suhum

Authorised Distributor

Begoro

Authorised Distributor

Mampong

Authorised Distributor

Anyinam

Authorised Distributor

Akosombo

Authorised Distributor

Keta

Authorised Distributor

Kpando

Authorised Distributor

Hohoe

Authorised Distributor

Dzodze

Authorised Distributor

Kadjebi

Authorised Distributor

Jasikan

Authorised Distributor

Aflao

Authorised Distributor

Kpasa

Authorised Distributor

Ashiaman Tulaku

Authorised Distributor

Akatsi

Authorised Distributor

Winneba

Authorised Distributor

Asikuma

Authorised Distributor

Apam

Authorised Distributor

Kasoa

Authorised Distributor

Takoradi Market Circle

Authorised Distributor

Agona Nkwanta

Authorised Distributor

Axim

Authorised Distributor

Elubo

Authorised Distributor

Abosso

Authorised Distributor

Asankragua

Authorised Distributor

Dadieso

Authorised Distributor

Wasa Akropong

Authorised Distributor

KNUST AD

Authorised Distributor

Yeji-Kumasi Station

Authorised Distributor

Ejisu Roundabout

Authorised Distributor

Sefwi Dwenase

Authorised Distributor

Dunkwa On Offin

Authorised Distributor

Ejura

Authorised Distributor

Bibiani

Authorised Distributor

Sefwi Bekwai

Authorised Distributor

Obuasi

Authorised Distributor

KNUST

Authorised Distributor

Drobo

Authorised Distributor

Nkoranza

Authorised Distributor

Berekum

Authorised Distributor

Techiman

Authorised Distributor

Goaso

Authorised Distributor

Nkrankwanta

Authorised Distributor

Bimbilla

Authorised Distributor

Savelugu

Authorised Distributor

Bawku

Authorised Distributor

Sandema

Authorised Distributor

Walewale

Authorised Distributor

Duayaw Nkwanta

Authorised Distributor

Asante Bekawai

Authorised Distributor

Konongo

Authorised Distributor

Mampong

Authorised Distributor

Salaga

Authorised Distributor

Yendi

Authorised Distributor

Kenyasi

Authorised Distributor

Takoradi Station Takoradi

Authorised Distributor

Wenchi

Authorised Distributor

Asamankese

Authorised Distributor

Nkawkaw

Authorised Distributor

Jirapa

Authorised Distributor

Tanoso AD

Authorised Distributor

UCC

Authorised Distributor

Tafo

Authorised Distributor

Zebilla

Authorised Distributor

Dormaa Ahenkro

Authorised Distributor

Sogakope

Authorised Distributor

Drobo

Authorised Distributor

Zebilla

Authorised Distributor

Bole

Authorised Distributor

Tumu

Authorised Distributor

Juaboso

Authorised Distributor

 

 

 

 

 

Important Notice - Roll Out of Online Teaching and Learning

Starting March 23, 2020 - Ending March 23, 2021

Please click the links below to read an important notice to Faculty, Staff and Students on the Roll out of Online Teaching and Learning at the University of Ghana

 

Click here for Notice to Faculty and Staff

Click here for Notice to Students

 

 

 

UG Circular on COVID-19

Starting March 15, 2020 - Ending April 15, 2021
Reference:  CL.16
 
An imported case of COVID-19infection has been identified at the University of Ghana involving one of our non-resident students who returned to Ghana from an international trip. Consequently, the University is updating its COVID-19 preparedness and response communique with additional recommendations in this release.
 
We wish to assure the University community that these measures are preventive and precautionary. The risk of COVID-19 infection to individuals in our community remains very low.
 
The measures outlined below will be periodically modified to keep up with evolving trends of the pandemic.
 
Updated Measures
  1. Lectures on all University of Ghana campuses, including clinicals and practicals, are suspended with immediate effect. In view of the suspension of lectures, students and staff who reside outside UG campuses and are currently off campus should keep away from the campuses until they are asked to return. Staff providing essential services are excluded from this directive.
  2. The University Basic Schools and the Baby Nest Creche on Legon Campus are to be closed down until further notice.
  3. The University will not be closed down until contact tracing has been effectively completed. Students and staff who reside on campuses of the University are therefore urged to remain on the campuses. Those who may have the infection and leave campus are likely to spread the virus.
  4. The University of Ghana Emergency Response Team (UG ERT) has linked up with the national contact tracing team to enhance efforts.
  5. Social gatherings, religious services and sporting activities on the University campuses have already been suspended and the suspension will continue to be in force.
  6. The University has provided hand sanitizers for the use of students at the porters' lodges of all students' halls of residence.
  7. Employees and their dependents as well as students residing on University campuses should ensure they comply with the preventive measures already disseminated to members of the community.
  8. Members of the University community are to keep social distance of one metre (3 feet) and adhere to infection prevention measures at all times.
 
Screening
The University Hospital and the Students' Clinics have been designated to screen possible cases. A screening tent has been set up at the entrance of the hospital to identify suspected cases for testing. Persons who are tested will be held until the results are available (within a minimum of 6 hours). Those who test positive will be sent to the national case management centres (Ridge or Tema).
 
Suspected cases identified at the Students' Clinic will be referred to the University Hospital for management.
 
Creation of Quarantine Facilities
Some facilities on the Legon Campus have been designated as quarantine zones.
 
An individual who has a positive travel history or has come into contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case, but has no symptoms will be held under observation in quarantine facility for a period of 14 days.
 
Individuals who can self-quarantine will be encouraged to do so. In case they develop any illness, they should call UG Hospital: +233 595 551 971, for assistance.
 
Events
All international and national events slated to take place on UG campuses are suspended and may be re-scheduled.
 
External Travel
All international travel (ofall employees and students) has been put on hold until further notice. Staff, local and international students who must travel should seek clearance from the Office of the Vice-Chancellor with UG Emergency Response Team (UG-ERT)playing an advisory role.
 
Members of the University Community are to use technology to facilitate meetings and other activities as much as possible.
 
External Visitors
The University has suspended the hosting of international visitors until further notice.
 
 
 All tours to the University are suspended until further notice. 
 
Management would like to reiterate the following:
  • The identified case of COVID-19 is imported and measures have been put in place to prevent community spread.
  • The University has adequate expertise for prevention, detection and containment of COVID-19.
  • The University Hospital and the Student Clinic are still open to provide general healthcare to all members of the University community.
  • If you show symptoms of COVID-19, please inform those around you and call for immediate medical attention.
 
The UG-ERT is monitoring the situation and will provide regular updates.
 
The University wishes to assure staff, students, parents, guardians and all stakeholders that the situation is under control and that the University is working with the national response team to ensure the safety and well-being of all members of the community.
 
Meanwhile members of the university commurtity are advised to take the necessary precautionary measures outlined in university notices and information on COVID-19. We owe this responsibility to ourselves, our families and other members of the community.
 
For assistance, the following hotlines can be reached:
UG Hospital: +233 595551971
National COVID-19 hotline: 0552222004 National COVID-19 hotline: 0552222005
 
REGISTRAR
March 15, 2020
 
 

Invitation to Dust Bunny Dissemination Workshop - Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR)

Starting March 13, 2020 - Ending March 25, 2021

Members of the University community are hereby invited to a Dust Bunny Dissemination Workshop being organized by the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, (NMIMR) University of Ghana, and the Lancaster University, UK. The workshop aims at understanding the home as a source of infection of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) bacteria carried by dust, by exploring hygiene practices across different home environments in Ghana.

The Workshop is scheduled as follows:

Date: Wednesday 25th March 2020

Time: 08:30 – 15:30

Venue: Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana

 

All are cordially invited

 

Please click here for more details:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nineteenth Issue of UG Newsfile Published

Starting March 13, 2020 - Ending March 13, 2021

Dear all,

Our nineteenth issue of the e-newsletter, UG Newsfile is out. Please click here for the nineteenth issue.

The e-Newsletter which is a compilation of stories that have already been posted on the UG website, keeps you abreast of UG news.

You may share your news with us for the consideration of the News Editor at pad@ug.edu.gh

Enjoy reading!

 

Stella A. Amoa

Director of Public Affairs

 

 

 

Call for Applications for Conference Grants (2019/2020, Quarter 4)

Starting March 13, 2020 - Ending March 13, 2021

Applications are invited for the fourth (4th) quarter of the 2019/2020 academic year for grants to support senior members to attend or organise conferences taking place in May, June and July 2020. The conference grant scheme provides support to staff whose research outcomes/activities advance knowledge in their field of study and enhances UG’s image on a global scale.

 

Please click here more details:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update On COVID-19

Starting March 13, 2020 - Ending March 13, 2021
NOTICE:
UPDATE ON COVID-19
 
The World Health Organisation has declared COVID-19 a pandemic, and Ghana has recorded its first two cases. Consequently, University of Ghana has stepped up measures to prevent and/or contain a possible outbreak on the campuses of the University. The measures outlined below will be periodically modified to keep up with evolving trends of the pandemic.
 
Preventive Measures:
 
  • Sensitization on COVID-19 has begun at the Legon Campus and is being extended to Korle Bu and Accra City Campuses and subsequently to the Learning Centres and other related units of the University, such as the University Basic School and Baby Nest Creche.
  • Information, Education and Communication materials are being developed and have been distributed electronically. Notices and posters are also being used as information material.
  • The University is procuring sensor-assisted alcohol-based hand sanitizers which will be installed at all halls of residence, academic facilities and administrative units.
  • Veronica buckets are to be installed at all University-approved markets.
  • Service providers such as food vendors, hairdressers, barbers etc., who provide services to members of the community are also to enhance their hygienic practices. The University will provide continuous education.
In addition to the above, employees and students who develop symptoms of the common cold should stay away from public places and events such as school, library, lectures, meetings, religious gatherings, etc.
 
 
Screening
The University Hospital and the Students’ Clinics have been designated to screen possible cases. A screening tent has been set up at the entrance of the hospital to identify suspected cases for testing. Persons who are tested will be held until the results are available (within a minimum of 6 hours). Those who test positive will be sent to the national case management centres (Ridge or Tema).
 
Suspected cases identified at the Students’ Clinic will be referred to the university hospital for management.
 
Creation of Quarantine Facilities
Some facilities on campus have been designated as quarantine zones.
 
An individual who has a positive travel history or has come into contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case, but has no symptoms will be held under observation in quarantine facility for a period of 14 days.
 
Individuals who can self-quarantine will be encouraged to do so. In case they develop any illness, they should call UG Hospital: +233 595551971, for assistance.
 
Events
All major international and national events slated to take place on UG campuses are suspended and will be re-scheduled.
 
Internal programmes involving students and faculty may take place but the following appropriate infection prevention measures must be observed:
 
  • Avoiding handshakes 
  • Proper handwashing with soap – under running water for at least one minute should be done frequently
  • Proper application of alcohol-based hand sanitizers
  • No touching of face, eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your cough and sneeze with tissue or flexed elbow
  • Proper disposal of used tissues
 
The University Community is to limit large internal events as much as possible. Appropriate spacing and adequate ventilation must be provided under these circumstances. Clearance must be sought for large meetings from the Office of the Pro-VC, ASA.
 
Hall Week Celebrations and other Student Gatherings:
Until further notice, hall week celebrations are suspended with immediate effect. Similarly, other large student gatherings are suspended forthwith. In exceptional cases, clearance for large gatherings must be sought from the Office of the Pro-VC, ASA.
 
External travel
All non-essential international travel (of all employees and students) has been put on hold till further notice. Staff, staff dependents, students including international students who must travel should seek clearance from the Office of the Vice Chancellor with UG Emergency Response Team (UG-ERT) playing advisory role.
 
Members of the university community are to use technology to facilitate meetings, lectures and other activities as much as possible.
 
External Visitors
The University is suspending hosting of international visitors until further notice. The Office of the Vice-Chancellor will consider critical requests.
 
All tours to the University are suspended until further notice.
The UG-ERT is monitoring the situation and will provide regular updates.
 
Meanwhile members of the community are advised to take the necessary precautionary measures outlined in university notices and information on COVID-19. That responsibility is what we owe to ourselves, our families and other members of the community. 
 
For assistance, the following hotlines can be reached:
 
UG Hospital: +233 595551971
National COVID-19 hotline: 0552222004
National COVID-19 hotline: 0552222005
 
 

The School of Graduate Studies Graduate Admissions into Modular/Sandwich Programmes for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

Starting March 9, 2020 - Ending March 9, 2021

It is announced for the information of prospective applicants and the general public that the School of Graduate Studies is offering Masters/PhD programmes for the 2020-2021 Academic Year.

 

Please click on the links below for further details:

A. Available programmes for 2019/2020 academic year.

B. General entry requirements for all programmes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PhD Fellowship Announcement

Starting March 5, 2020 - Ending March 5, 2021

PhD Position in Plant Pathology/Entomology in Crop Science Department, School of Agriculture / African Regional Postgraduate Programme in Insect Science (ARPPIS), University of Ghana, Legon in collaboration with Aarhus University, Denmark. The position is available from September 2020 to October 2024.

 

Title: Genotype screening of vegetables for pests and diseases resistance under temperature increase and water deficit

 

Project Description

Vegetable production in Ghana is very important and contributes greatly to Ghana’s economy. The increase in vegetable production in recent times especially by small holder farmers is largely due to the increase in demand primarily as a result of change in the dietary requirements by people. Vegetable production however, is faced with constraints including prevalence pests and diseases, drought and heat stress as well as declining soil fertility.

The development and use of climate resilient plant varieties as well as varieties that are resistant to pests and diseases is very important to boost vegetable production. Based on field and green house experiments as well as controlled climate and chamber experiments, the tolerance of climate resilient okra and egg-plant to the most important diseases and pests will be assessed. The efficacy of some selected bio-pesticides will also be assessed in order to boost performance of some selected okra and eggplant varieties that are tolerant to drought and heat stress, but may be moderately tolerant to one or two major pests and diseases.

The position is part of the project ‘Building vegetable farmers resilience to climate change’ funded by the DANIDA.

Qualification

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate with the following

  • MPhil/MSc in Plant Pathology, Entomology and Crop protection, Agriculture or related discipline
  • Experience in an academic or research institution with a strong motivation for academic learning and scientific excellence
  • Candidate will be expected to be able to work both independently and as member of a team.
  • Knowledge in ecological experiments with plants and other organisms as well as experience in statistics are required.
  • The candidate has to be ready to do experimental work in up to 6 month in Denmark
  • Fluent verbal and written English communication skills are required

Application and selection

To apply, candidates should provide the following:                 

  1. a letter of motivation (maximum 2 pages) including a statement of your research interest and research experience,
  2. a CV including publication list,
  3. copies of your degrees and
  4. names and contact details of two referees willing to write confidential letters of recommendation

Applications must be sent to the head of Department of Crop Science, University of Ghana: jnamissah@ug.edu.gh   and cc: fcbrentu@ug.edu.gh

 

Application Deadline

April 30, 2020.

Only shortlisted applicants would be contacted for interview.

Age limit is 35 years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invitation to a Public Forum on the Preparedness of the University of Ghana for COVID-19

Starting March 4, 2020 - Ending March 4, 2021

Members of the University community are hereby invited to a Public Forum being organised by the UG Emergency Response Team (Joint team of NMIMR and UG Hospital) in partnership with Radio Univers as follows:

 

Topic: Making UG Ready for COVID-19

 

Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm

Venue: R.S. Amegashie Auditorium, University of Ghana Business School (UGBS)

 

All are cordially invited.

 

 

 

Call for Application for Faculty Appointments in Information Systems/Business Intelligence

Starting February 26, 2020 - Ending February 26, 2021

COLLEGE OF HUMANIETIES

UNIVERSITY OF GHANA BUSINESS SCHOOL

Call for Application for Faculty Appointments in Information Systems/Business Intelligence

 

The Department of Operations and Management Information Systems (OMIS) at the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for appointment as Lecturer/Senior Lecturer.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

1. Senior Lecturer in Information Systems/Business Intelligence

The candidate must:

· Possess PhD with specialization in Information systems, Information Technology, Data Science, Business Intelligence, Data Analytics or Closely related fields;

· Be capable of teaching data science, data analytics, business intelligence or its related courses.

· Have a strong research background and professional research experience;

· Have at least four (4) years teaching experience at the University level;

· Have carried out research and published at least six (6) articles in relevant areas in peer reviewed journals; and

· Have a commitment to excellent teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels;

 

2. Lecturer in Information Systems/Business Intelligence

The candidate must:

· possess PhD with specialization in Information systems, Information Technology, Data science, Data Analytics, Business Intelligence or Closely related fields.

· Be capable of teaching data science, business intelligence or its related courses.

· Have a strong research background and professional research experience.

· Have carried out research and published at least six (3) articles in relevant areas in peer reviewed journals; and

· Have a commitment to excellent teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels;

 

RENUMERATIONS

The salary and conditions of service for the position are similar to what pertains in Ghanaian Public Universities.

 

 

 

MODE OF APPLICATION

· Applications should include a completed application form for Academic Staff Positions (UAB Form 1A) to be downloaded from the University’s website at: https://www.ug.edu.gh/hrodd/forms/senior-members

· Copies of transcripts, academic and/ or professional certificates, a curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and names and addresses of at least three referees.

· Interested applicants who may have questions regarding the position, should, please contact Prof. Richard Boateng, Head of the OMIS department at richboateng@ug.edu.gh.

· Closing date for receipt of applications is March 1, 2020.

· The effective date of appointment is August 1, 2020.

· Interested applicant may submit a complete application pack (Hardcopy) to:

The College Secretary

College of Humanities

University of Ghana

P. O. Box LG 78, Legon

Accra, Ghana

 

 

Call for Application for Faculty Appointments in in Operations Management/Management Science

Starting February 26, 2020 - Ending February 26, 2021

COLLEGE OF HUMANIETIES

UNIVERSITY OF GHANA BUSINESS SCHOOL

Call for Application for Faculty Appointments in in Operations Management/Management Science

 

The Department of Operations and Management Information Systems (OMIS) at the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for appointment as Lecturer/Senior Lecturer.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

1. Senior Lecturer in Operations Management/Management Science

The candidate must:

· Possess PhD with specialization in either Operations Management, Operations Research, Management Science, Industrial Engineering, Decision Science, or in a closely related field.

· Be capable of teaching courses in operations management (especially logistics, supply chain, transportation, and quality management), operations research, management science, and decision science.

· Have a strong quantitative background, especially in mathematical optimization.

· Have a strong research background and professional research experience;

· Have at least four (4) years teaching experience at the University level;

· Have carried out research and published at least six (6) articles in relevant areas in peer reviewed journals; and

· Have a commitment to excellent teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels;

· Applicants with experience in transportation management are highly encouraged to apply.

 

2. Lecturer in Operations Management/Management Science

The candidate must:

· Possess PhD with specialization in either Operations Management, Operations Research, Management Science, Industrial Engineering, Decision Science, or in a closely related field.

· Be capable of teaching courses in operations management (especially logistics, supply chain, transportation, and quality management), operations research, management science, and decision science.

· Have a strong quantitative background, especially in mathematical optimization.

· Have a strong research background and professional research experience.

· Have carried out research and published at least six (3) articles in relevant areas in peer reviewed journals; and

· Have a commitment to excellent teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels;

· Applicants with experience in transportation management are highly encouraged to apply.

 

 

RENUMERATIONS

The salary and conditions of service for the position are similar to what pertains in Ghanaian Public Universities.

 

 

 

MODE OF APPLICATION

· Applications should include a completed application form for Academic Staff Positions (UAB Form 1A) to be downloaded from the University’s website at: https://www.ug.edu.gh/hrodd/forms/senior-members

· Copies of transcripts, academic and/ or professional certificates, a curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and names and addresses of at least three referees.

· Interested applicants who may have questions regarding the position, should, please contact Prof. Richard Boateng, Head of the OMIS department at richboateng@ug.edu.gh.

· Closing date for receipt of applications is March 1, 2020.

· The effective date of appointment is August 1, 2020.

· Interested applicant may submit a complete application pack (Hardcopy) to:

 

The College Secretary

College of Humanities

University of Ghana

P. O. Box LG 78, Legon

Accra, Ghana

 

 

UG Career Week - Careers and Counselling Centre

Starting February 18, 2020 - Ending February 18, 2021

Members of the University Community are hereby invited to the 2020 Career Week being organised by the Career and Counselling Centre, University of Ghana from 25th February, 2020 to 28th February 2020.

Please find below the programme of activities for the Career Week.

 

All are cordially invited

 

 

 

Invitation to a Series of Lectures - Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy

Starting February 18, 2020 - Ending February 18, 2021

Members of the University community are hereby invited to a series of lectures being organied by the Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy (LECIAD) as follows:

 

DATE

NAME OF SPEAKER

TOPIC

19th February, 2020

Dr. Reuben Mawuli Coffie

Registrar and Director of Programs 

SALT Institute

The Effectiveness of International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) in Sustainable International Development.

26th February, 2020

H.E Shani Cooper

Ambassador of the State of Israel

East Mediterranean Geo-politics: Natural Gas as a Catalyst for Political Relations.

11th March, 2020

Ambassador Dimitry Y. Suslov,

Ambassador of the Russian Federation

The First Russian-African Summit in Sochi and Opportunities for Africa’s Rapid Growth.

18th March, 2020

Brigadier General Robert Yaw Affram, The Director-General,

Defence Industries Department of Ghana Armed Forces

Peace and Security Implementation- Strategies in the United Nations Peace Support Operations.

25th March, 2020

Ambassador (Mrs.) Mercy Debrah-Karikari, Secretary to the Cabinet of Ghana

The Cabinet Secretariat at the Heart of the Governmental Machinery: Challenges and Prospects.

1st April, 2020

Dr. Felix Addo-Yobo,

The Director, Development Policy Division, National Development Planning Committee,

Translating the SDGs into the National Development Agenda.

15th April, 2020

Ambassador Patrick Hayford

Retired Diplomat

Strategies for Advancing the Interests of African Countries Wwthin the United Nations System.

22nd April, 2020

Ambassador Novisi Abaidoo (Mrs)

Retired Diplomat

Reliving Africa’s lost Legacy

 

Venue for these seminars will the Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy (LECIAD) at exactly 5:00 pm.

 

 

Eighteenth Issue of UG Newsfile Published

Starting February 17, 2020 - Ending February 17, 2021

Dear all,

Our eighteenth issue of the e-newsletter, UG Newsfile is out. Please click here for the eighteenth issue.

The e-Newsletter which is a compilation of stories that have already been posted on the UG website, keeps you abreast of UG news.

You may share your news with us for the consideration of the News Editor at pad@ug.edu.gh

Enjoy reading!

 

Stella A. Amoa

Director of Public Affairs

Call for Applications - Principal Research Scientist on Ghana Laboratory Operations, Biosurveillance, & Epidemiology (GLOBE) Project.

Starting February 11, 2020 - Ending February 11, 2021

Call for Applications - Principal Research Scientist on Ghana Laboratory Operations, Biosurveillance, & Epidemiology (GLOBE) Project.

 

Issuance Date: December 16, 2019

 

Closing Date: Until the Position is filled

 

TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: Submit hard copies of your application and resume to the Administration Office at Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana DURING WORKING HOURS.

Submit also soft copies of your application and resume to NPuplampu@noguchi.ug.edu.gh

MARKET VALUE: ANNUAL SALARY GHC 162,943.00 – GHC 172,528.00

 

INTRODUCTION

The United States Naval Medical Research Unit-3 Ghana Detachment conducts scientific research and public health initiatives throughout Ghana and West Africa. NAMRU-3 mainly collaborates with the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), Ghana Health Service (GHS) and Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) in all its research and surveillance activities.  NAMRU-3 currently conducts prospective cohort studies of febrile illnesses, sexually transmitted infections, respiratory infections, leishmaniasis diagnostics, malaria surveillance, drug resistance, and immunology.  These collaborative projects provide disease surveillance data to Department of Defense (DoD) and the Government of Ghana (GoG), while also building host country capacity in accordance with U.S. Government and Ghanaian guidelines. 

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

          The Principal Research Scientist will be responsible for oversight and execution of research in the science laboratory. He/She will also be responsible for overseeing laboratory procedures conducted at clinical and field facilities. An additional requirement will be the ability to write and edit proposals as well as abstracts, posters and manuscripts for publication.

          A PhD degree, with emphasis on Molecular Biology, Microbiology, or Medical Technology and 8-12 years research experience will be required, along with advanced knowledge in current molecular and microbiology research technologies, laboratory practices, and clinical bio-surveillance methods.

The Principal Research Scientist will assist the Science Director of NAMRU3 and his Deputy, as well as the Laboratory Manager and Science Liaison to implement study protocols.

         

  1. SCOPE
    1. The Principal Research Scientist will be responsible for assisting the Science Director of NAMRU3 and his Deputy, to supervise the initiation and implementation of research studies at NMIMR and all field sites.

 

  1. The Principal Research Scientist will be responsible for writing protocols for institutional review, as well as evaluating and implementing procedures for all laboratory experiments.

 

  1. The Principal Research Scientist will be responsible for managing studies supported by NAMRU-3 and supervising report writing under the direction of the AFI Laboratory Manager and the Science Liaison.

  1.4.     The Principal Research Scientist will ensure that laboratory procedures are performed in all the laboratories for all NAMRU3 supported studies according to the Standard Laboratory Operating Procedures.

 

  1. REQUIREMENTS/OBJECTIVES

2.1.    The Principal Research Scientist should have at least 8-12 years of research experience and performing hands-on laboratory procedures

2.2.    The Principal Research Scientist should have experience with writing new protocols and updating old protocols in support of NMIMR and NAMRU3 collaborative procedures

2.3.        The Principal Research Scientist should have knowledge and experience in Quality Management Systems and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and should be willing to implement same.

2.4.       The Principal Research Scientist should have experience with implementing study protocols in the laboratory as well as the field

2.5.    The Principal Research Scientist should have knowledge of biosafety procedures

2.6.    The Principal Research Scientist should be able to ensure all relevant requirements of IRB approved protocols and standard operating procedures (SOPs) are followed for all studies

2.7. The Principal Research Scientist should have experience with drafting, editing and submitting reports, abstracts and manuscripts for presentation at relevant platforms

2.8.    The Principal Research Scientist should be able to work within established systems at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR).

2.9.     The Principal Research Scientist shall have the knowledge and experience of storing and archiving specimens according to protocol requirements and appropriate biosafety standards.

 

3.       WORK STANDARDS

3.1.    The Principal Research Scientist is expected to work full-time according to the normal working schedule at NMIMR. The contract will be for a duration of nine months, from month of employment to September, 2020, renewable based on availability of funds and the life-span of the project.

3.2.    Holidays will be those officially recognized by NMIMR.

3.3.    Four weeks of leave are authorized per year, but more than two weeks cannot be taken in any 30 day period.

3.4.    The Principal Research Scientist shall abide by all rules and regulations of facilities where work is being conducted, including NMIMR and all other relevant hospital and research sites.

3.5.    The Principal Research Scientist shall follow all applicable biosafety regulations, SOPs, and protocols.

 

4.       DELIVERABLES

4.1.    The Principal Research Scientist shall work full-time Monday to Friday or flexible working days as may be agreed with the Principal Investigator or his designated representatives

4.2.    The Principal Research Scientist will ensure that all results of laboratory procedures are reported and documented on a timely basis in the laboratory for onward submission to the Command

4.3.    All applicable biosafety and study procedures, will be followed, including all general NMIMR procedures for biosafety

 

Seventeenth issue of UG Newsfile Published

Starting February 6, 2020 - Ending February 6, 2021

Dear all,

Our seventeenth issue of the e-newsletter, UG Newsfile is out. Please click here for the seventeenth issue.

The e-Newsletter which is a compilation of stories that have already been posted on the UG website, keeps you abreast of UG news.

You may share your news with us for the consideration of the News Editor at pad@ug.edu.gh

Enjoy reading!

 

Stella A. Amoa

Director of Public Affairs

 

 

 

Invitation to Pre-Book Launch and Seminar

Starting February 4, 2020 - Ending February 4, 2021

Members of the University community are hereby invited to a Pre-book launch and Seminar being organised by the University of Ghana Library System (UGLS) and the Department of Theatre Arts as a prelude to the main launch of the book “The Contest and other Spiderman Tales” Retold and illustrated by Odolina Roussinov (Department of Theatre Arts)

 

Theme: Who really, is Ananse?

Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020.

Time: 10.00 am prompt.

Venue: Balme Library Seminar Room

 

Speakers:    Dr. Agyeman Ossei, Artist

                   Dr. Rashida Resario, Lecturer, Department of Theatre Arts

                   Odolina Roussinov, Author and Illustrator      

All are cordially invited

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2019-nCorona Virus Outbreak

Starting February 3, 2020 - Ending February 3, 2021
2019-nCorona Virus Outbreak
 

Introduction

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV)A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. This new strain also means information about the manifestation and management is also evolving.

 

Transmission

Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people.  SARS-CoV was transmitted from cats to humans and MERS-CoV from camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans. 

When the virus spreads to humans it undergoes changes that allow it to be transmitted  from humans to humans.

 

Signs and symptoms

Common signs of infection include

  • respiratory symptoms
  • fever
  • cough
  • shortness of breath
  • breathing difficulties.

    In more severe cases, infection can cause
  • pneumonia,
  • severe acute respiratory syndrome,
  • kidney failure and even death. 

    Prevention:

    Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include
  • Frequent hand washing with soap under running water or alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Covering mouth and nose with tissue or flexed elbow when coughing and sneezing. Wash hands afterwards and discard the tissue.
  • thoroughly cooking meat and eggs.
  • Avoid unprotected close contact with anyone with fever and cough, and seek medical care if you have a fever, cough or difficulty in breathing.
  • If you become sick while travelling, inform the crew, seek medical attention and share your travel history
  • Avoid direct unprotected contact with live animals and surfaces in contact with animals.

As this is a new virus, there is no vaccine available for prevention yet.

 

Management

There is no cure and no specific nCoV treatment for patients with suspected or confirmed cases. Therefore the main stay of management is:

  • Immediate implementation of infection prevention and control (IPC) measures. This includes quarantining suspects and contacts for 14 days.
  • Early supportive therapy and monitoring
  • Management of respiratory problems
  • Prevention of complications
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Centre for Ageing Studies, College of Humanities - 12 week Dance & Fitness Programme.

Starting January 27, 2020 - Ending January 27, 2021

 

The Centre for Ageing Studies invites you to its 12 week Dance & Fitness Programme.

Theme: Let’s Dance for Healthy Life

Date: 16th January – 9th April, 2020

Time: 11am – 1:30pm on every Thursday and Friday

Venue: Mawere Opoku Dance Hall, Dance Department, School of Performing Arts, University of Ghana.

Rate: GH₵120 flat rate, GH₵15 weekly

We would be glad to see you there.

Please contact:

Benedicta 059 602 4441; Email: cfas@ug.edu.gh

 

 

Graduate Entry Medical Programme (GEMP) Shortlisted Applicants for 2020-21

Starting January 17, 2020 - Ending January 17, 2021

The following have been shortlisted to participate in the two-week access course of the GEMP admission 2020/2021 starting from 27th January - 7th February 2020 and entrance examination on 11th February, 2020 at Obstetrics and Gynaecology Lecture Hall, 9:00am.

Candidates are to pay a fee of One Thousand, Two Hundred and Fifty Ghana Cedis for the two-week access course and entrance examination at GCB Bank A/C No. 1131180000772. Kindly indicate UGMS-GEMP on the pay slip. Present pay slip to the GEMP secretariat at Korle-bu between 8:00am -5:00pm on working days before 27th January, 2020.


GHANAIAN APPLICANTS

No.AppNoName
1UG2100272ABDALLAH SAFIA RAABO
2UG2100395ABOAGYE-ADJEI ALEXANDRA
3UG2100104ABOU RUTH ANIN MARIE-ANNE DELANEIGE
4UG2100137ACHEAMPONG DESMOND KWADWO
5UG2100027ADAMALEY JOSEPH SELASI
6UG2100037ADDAE MENSAH FESTUS KWAME
7UG2100054ADDO LOIS SELASIE AFI ELSIE
8UG2100216ADOMAKO RAYMOND ADJEI
9UG2100005ADJE IVICTOR  BISHOP ADJETEY
10UG2100273ADJEI ESTHER EUNICE
11UG2100047ADU-MENSAH AMA OFORIWAA
12UG2100007ADUSEI ABENA ANTWIWAA
13UG2100192AFFUL ALBERT
14UG2100267AGBO FELICITY MAKAFUI
15UG2100293AGYEI GEORGE
16UG2100478AHADZIE-SOGLIE ASIWOME
17UG2100081AHORLU MARY MAGDALENE
18UG2100021AKOTO-LAMPTEY VICTOR NII LANTE
19UG2100208AKPALOO VICTORIA BUBUNE
20UG2100115AKUFFO FREDERICK WILLIAM
21UG2100033ALLOTEY ADELAIDE
22UG2100276AMANKRAH-YEBOAH NELLY OTENEWAA
23UG2100140AMESIMEKU JENNIFER AKUTU
24UG2100016AMOAH BERNICE NANA YAA
25UG2100052AMOAH NELSON FREMPONG
26UG2100085AMOAKO DAVID DARKO
27UG2100300AMOAKOHENE LYDIA AKUA ASOMANING
28UG2100057AMPADU SAMUEL DANQUAH
29UG2100240ANAMAN AMY-LOUISA
30UG2100154ANNOR FRANK
31UG2100318ANTWI BOASIAKO KWARTENG KELVIN
32UG2100242ANTWI BOASIAKO MARTIN
33UG2100279ANTWI KENNETH FRIMPONG
34UG2100359APPIAGYEI SAMUEL
35UG2100172APPIAH BONNA PHOEBE TWUMASI
36UG2100176APPOH ESTHER GYAMAAH
37UG2100170ARJARQUAH JOHN JNR
38UG2100152ASAMOAH SETH
39UG2100340ASARE ANGELINA ASANKUMAH
40UG2100246ASARE GEORGINA KORANTENG
41UG2100307ASARE-GYAN KEZIAH NANA AKUA
42UG2100043ASEMDI PRINCE
43UG2100184ASMAH GLADYS BAABA MIRBA
44UG2100308ASUAH-KWASI NYAMEKE FOVOLE ADJOBA
45UG2100336ATIVUI SENA
46UG2100035ATTAH CLARINDA NANA AGYEMAN
47UG2100268AVOXE KENNEDY MAWULI
48UG2100022AYENSU BENJAMIN KWASI
49UG2100437BADU RHODA ESINAM
50UG2100059BAWAH ISSAH MAHAMMED AWAL
51UG2100019BEMPONG REBECCA ADUTWUMWAA
52UG2100106BINYAM GEOFFREY BIMONIGMA  YILINAN
53UG2100491BOADI JULIANA ASANTEWAA
54UG2100285BOAFO ELIJAH
55UG2100334BOATENG AKUA AMEYAA
56UG2100181BOATENG WINFRED-DAVID KISSI
57UG2100329BRAIMAH HAMDIYAH
58UG2100024BREFO-SEKYERE AFIA
59UG2100162BREW BERNICE ASIMUNUA   AWURAMA
60UG2100337BUDU DOREEN
61UG2100034COFIE AMINA
62UG2100163CUDJOE GEORGE
63UG2100117DAUDA NUHU
64UG2100026DJANIE CHRISTABEL WINIFRED NAADEI
65UG2100009DOKU SECUNDUS
66UG2100070DONKOR HANNAH YAA POKUWAA
67UG2100120DOVOH JUSTINA ELIKEM
68UG2100261EDU-QUANSAH DORIS ABOAGYEWAA
69UG2100447ENNIN-ADJEI EMMANUEL
70UG2100231ESSEL-BOAFO JULIANA ADOBEA
71UG2100153ESSIEN MAXWELL
72UG2100266FANYINKA ELSIE ADADZEWAH
73UG2100073FERGUSON KENNETH MAWUTA LIKEM
74UG2100094FIANKO SPENDELLA ANOFOA
75UG2100347FRANCE DAVID
76UG2100252FREMPONG JULIANA ASARE
77UG2100269GATIBA MARIAN
78UG2100185GHARTEY MARY-JOE HELEN EWURABA NSIA
79UG2100168GYIMAH IBRAHIM KWAKU
80UG2100374HANSON TRACY
81UG2100063HASFORD CARL APEA-KUBI
82UG2100014HEYMANN JASMINE SENA
83UG2100304KANFRAH GODWIN
84UG2100313KODUA-BOATENG ISAAC
85UG2100198KOMBAT SAMUEL MIIDING
86UG2100296KOUMONDJI TONY
87UG2000084KOKOTI ERNEST ERASMUS
88UG2100088KUWORNU SETHINA AMAKIE
89UG2100430KWARTENG KOFI GYAU
90UG2100220KWATCHEY-JOHNSON WINFRED
91UG2100058LARTEY EVELYN
92UG2100342LARWEH RICHMOND
93UG2100422LOMOTEY ELVIS SUATEY
94UG2100389MACCARTHY VICTORIA KORKOR
95UG2100098MAHAMA FATIMA QUAINOO
96UG2100352MAXWELL SOPHIA ETHEL
97UG2100064MENSAH FATHIA DANSOA
98UG2100051MENSAH GABRIEL
99UG2100251MENSAH GIFTY
100UG2100139MENSAH RACHEL
101UG2100405NARH BERTHA OMECHEY
102UG2100283NARTEY KEZIA
103UG2100036NECKU JULIA SOLANGE DZIDZO NANA YAA
104UG2100013NETTEY GUSTAV KUMU
105UG2100315NEWTON ANGELA AKOSUA KUMIWAAH
106UG2100360NIFAH NICOLE
107UG2100113NTORI NANA AKUA OWUSUAA
108UG2100378NTSIFUL ESTHER
109UG2100078NYAME EUNICE
110UG2100438NYARKO BERNARD ANSONG
111UG2100096OBOUR REXFORD 
112UG2100341ODURO MICHAEL DARKO
113UG2100226OFOE DANIEL TEI
114UG2100075OFOSU-APPIAH PETROLINA
115UG2100127OKAI ABENA FOSUAA
116UG2100255OPOKU AKWASI OSEI
117UG2100287OPOKU PATIENCE DUFIE
118UG2100270OPOKU-WARE AKOSUA AMINA
119UG2100095OPPONG DORCAS
120UG2100372OPPONG SETH
121UG2100291OPUNI BOATENG MATILDA
122UG2100066ORLEANS-LINDSAY NANA ARABA GYAANUA
123UG2100046OSEI-KUFFOUR AFIA NKYAA
124UG2100147OSMAN ISSAKU
125UG2100306OSMAN YUNUSAH DADDY
126UG2100325OTOO PRISCILLA OTUKO
127UG2100377OTSIBAH CYNTHIA
128UG2100110OWUSU MAAME YAA GYEKYEWAA
129UG2100131OWUSU-ANSAH FRANCIS JNR
130UG2100011OWUSU-BOATENG AFUA BOATEMAA
131UG2100292OWUSU-BOATENG EMMANUELLA
132UG2100353PANKHURST PRINCESS DIANA ATKINS
133UG2100214PENTSIL-ESHUN ALBERTA
134UG2100071QUANSAH SARAH NAA OTUAH
135UG2100048QUARSHIE CYNTHIA
136UG2100358QUARSHIE EMELIA
137UG2100303QUAYE-BROWN COMFORT PROMISE
138UG2100381SACKEY GODFRED NII
139UG2100453SALIFU HALIMAH-SADIA
140UG2100062SAM CHRISTINE EWURAMA
141UG2100232SARKODIE CORNELIA BOACHIEWAA
142UG2100390SEDO VERONICA ABLA
143UG2100160SEGBEFIA JOEL
144UG2100277SIAW-AKUGBEY CHRISTABEL
145UG2100079SIMPINEY-MENSAH AUGUSTINA
146UG2100236SOWAH DERRICK ADJETEY
147UG2100413SULEIMAN ISHMEAL ADU
148UG2100097SUNKWA-MILLS BRYAN THOMAS
149UG2100099SWANZY SYDNEY KWASI
150UG2100371TAGOE MUSTAPHA
151UG2100224TAGOE SHARONA NAA  AYELEY
152UG2100202TAMAKLOE ABIGAIL ESINAM
153UG2100297TAMPURI JOSEPH UMAR
154UG2100017TANKO MUIZEDEEN 
155UG2100333TAWIAH BRIDGET KONADU
156UG2100484TEYE GABRIEL
157UG2100180THOMPSON NANA ABA ASUAMAAH
158UG2100204TSORME-DZEBU FREDA KEKELI
159UG2100193WIAFE DERRICK OSEI
160UG2100025YEBOAH ESTHER TIAA
161UG2100061YEBOAH ISAAC
162UG2100282YEBOAH JUSTICE ASAMOAH

 

FOREIGN APPLICANTS
 

NO.SerialNumberName
18169269301Adebesin Oluwabusola Juliet
27098987551Charles Preye Esther
34204347936Duru Brian Chigozirim
46204655512IHEMEFOR MIRACLE TOCHUKWU
53516391130Kanu Zainab Mohamed
63302192249Kasiyazi Chido
76494027822Marcelle Fabiola Noumbissie Noulowe
89267299556Mbanya kamkeng Naomi
96468723848Mireku Nanayaa Boatemaa
109841258868Mizero Jocelyn
116748819976Mustapha Emmanuel Ileri-oluwa
128925686873NDUBUISI NNAMANI GLORY ONYINYE
136316280623Ochiogu Peace Ochonma Damilola
148076629489Ochiogu Peace Ochonma Damilola
155634998840Ochiogu Peace Ochonma Damilola
166757091236Omonijo Iranlowo Dare
172015211165Omonijo Iranlowo Dare
186896589457Somolu Adeola
192457555112Udoh Albert Akan
209258048447 
211552385577 
221610912433 
239139184658 

 

Sixteenth issue of UG Newsfile Published

Starting January 16, 2020 - Ending January 16, 2021

Dear all,

Our sixteenth issue of the e-newsletter, UG Newsfile is out. Please click here for the sixteenth issue.

The e-Newsletter which is a compilation of stories that have already been posted on the UG website, keeps you abreast of UG news.

You may share your news with us for the consideration of the News Editor at pad@ug.edu.gh

Enjoy reading!

 

 

Stella A. Amoa

Director of Public Affairs

 

 

 

 

I.T. Professional Certificate Short Courses – Department of Computer Science

Starting January 10, 2020 - Ending January 10, 2021

 

The Department of Computer Science is pleased to inform the University community that the Department is organizing eight weeks evening and weekend  I.T. Programmes on various courses from Saturday, January 25, 2020. Registration for the programmes is ongoing and ends on Saturday, January, 25, 2020.

 

Please click here for further details on the programme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Security Alert - Robbery Attacks on Members of the University Community

Starting January 10, 2020 - Ending January 10, 2021

SECURITY ALERT

ROBBERY ATTACKS ON MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY

 

 

Management’s attention has been drawn to recent robbery attacks on members of the University community by certain unscrupulous persons, including motor cycle riders on the University’s main campus as well as in the residential areas.

 

Management would like to assure members of the University Community and the general public that a number of measures have been put in place to enhance safety and security on campus. Additional security procedures, including random checks will be enforced during the on-going GUSA games.

 

While management is making the necessary arrangement to ensure a safe and secured environment for the community to go about their duties and activities, members are advised to take note of the following safety and security tips:

 

▪ Employees and students should carry their ID cards at all times.

Employees who commute to work with motor bikes are advised to carry their staff ID with them at all times for inspection by the Security.

▪ Do not use unapproved routes.
▪ Do not walk alone especially at night.
▪ Be wary of strangers.
▪ Avoid poorly lit routes at night.
▪ Do jogging and other outdoor exercises in groups.
▪ Do not entertain people you do not know.
▪ Beware of suspicious taxi drivers and motor riders.
▪ Beware of pick pockets and con-men (confidence tricksters).
▪ Do not entertain without caution, people soliciting money and other support.

SAFETY AND SECURITY AT GAMES VILLAGE
▪ Ensure that your doors are locked if room mates are not there.
▪ Report or question any suspicious character(s) loitering around the Hall.
▪ Always call on the Porters or Security around if in doubt.
▪ Report issues concerning electricity, water and fire to the Porters or the various hot lines.


Further, members of the community are urged to cooperate with the security agencies in their collective efforts to ensure a safe and secure environment on campus by reporting suspicious persons to the University Security, and also to be vigilant.


 

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Director of Public Affairs

January 6, 2020

 

Fifteenth issue of UG Newsfile Published

Starting January 1, 2020 - Ending January 1, 2021

Dear all,

Our fifteenth issue of the e-newsletter, UG Newsfile is out. Please click here for the fifteenth issue.

The e-Newsletter which is a compilation of stories that have already been posted on the UG website, keeps you abreast of UG news.

You may share your news with us for the consideration of the News Editor at pad@ug.edu.gh

Enjoy reading!

 

 

Stella A. Amoa

Director of Public Affairs

 

 

 

Fourteenth issue of UG Newsfile Published

Starting December 23, 2019 - Ending December 23, 2020

Dear all,

Our fourteenth issue of the e-newsletter, UG Newsfile is out. Please click here for the fourteenth issue.

The e-Newsletter which is a compilation of stories that have already been posted on the UG website, keeps you abreast of UG news.

You may share your news with us for the consideration of the News Editor at pad@ug.edu.gh

Enjoy reading!

 

 

Stella A. Amoa

Director of Public Affairs

Imperial-Ghana Global Fellows Programme: Healthy and sustainable cities

Starting December 21, 2019 - Ending December 21, 2020

From 13th -17th July 2020 Imperial College London and the University of Ghana (Pan African Doctoral Academy-PADA) will host the 1st Global Fellows Programme at the University of Ghana Legon campus, Accra, Ghana.

In the current scientific environment international collaborations and networking are the basis for developing successful projects. In a competitive research environment funding is increasingly drawn to interdisciplinary, collaborative research with partners from around the world. The modern researcher requires both excellence in research and professional skills and competencies. 

This exciting programme is designed to facilitate participants to actively focus on the development of these professional skills and competencies. Approximately 40 doctoral researchers from University of Ghana and Imperial College London will work together to develop professional, research and collaborative skills and competencies as well as the intercultural awareness that is required to establish and continue successful collaborations. 

Participants will have also the opportunity to apply those skills to address topics under the programme theme: “Healthy and sustainable cities”. Participants will discuss and develop intercultural, interdisciplinary and intersectoral discussions and approaches to make cities more sustainable and improve the quality of life for all citizens. A range of guest speakers will provide participants with case studies to open discussions.

A background on the subject is not essential, doctoral candidates from any discipline are invited to apply.

This is a chance to challenge yourself outside of your normal working environment, meet people from other disciplines and cultures, and have fun!

Any additional queries not answered in webpages, please contact Laura Bulmer or Elena Forasacco. (add hyperlink here to our emails). 

You can read about the experiences of previous participants in the Global Fellows Programme here: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/students/global-opportunities/pg/student-experiences/

  1. Programme: info 

During the 5-day program, participants will work in interdisciplinary and international groups, assisted by a coach from one of the partner universities. During the programme participants will enhance:

  • Their ability to work collaboratively on research ideas

  • Their ability to network and communicate effectively and with impact in interdisciplinary and intercultural teams

  • Their intercultural and international awareness

  • Their creativity to develop collaborative research ideas

  • Their appreciation of research in international institutions

  • Their ability to adapt their approach to suit new contexts

  • Eligibility and how to apply

Both Imperial College and University of Ghana participants must:

  • Be a current doctoral student from any discipline (note: this programme is not open to MRes students).

  • Be between 6 and 30 months into their PhD at the time the programme takes place (6 and 48 months for part-time students).

  • Not have taken part in a previous Imperial College Global Fellows Programmes.

This programme counts towards the attendance requirement. 

  1. Application process 

Doctoral students need to fill an application form (add hyperlink) by the 16th of January 2020 at 5 pm. In their application applicants should:

  • show their awareness of competencies and skills needed to develop international collaborations 

  • explain what they expect to contribute to and gain from the programme 

  • demonstrate enthusiasm for engaging with international peers from the partner university

  • explain how their current competencies, skills and knowledge (e.g. communication skills, adaptability, technical skills, creativity) can support the development of innovations linked to “Healthy and sustainable cities” 

  • show their willingness to be an ambassador for Imperial College London and University of Ghana

  • show their willingness to share their experiences on the programme within the Imperial College London and University of Ghana post-graduate community after the programme.

Successful applicants will be notified within 4 weeks of the application deadline.

Note: Due to the large volume of applications received it is not possible to provide feedback on individual applications.

 

 

 

 

Imperial-Ghana Global Fellows Programme: Healthy and sustainable cities

Starting December 21, 2019 - Ending December 21, 2020

Imperial-Ghana Global Fellows Programme: Healthy and sustainable cities

From 13th -17th July 2020 Imperial College London and the University of Ghana (Pan African Doctoral Academy-PADA) will host the 1st Global Fellows Programme at the University of Ghana Legon campus, Accra, Ghana.

In the current scientific environment international collaborations and networking are the basis for developing successful projects. In a competitive research environment funding is increasingly drawn to interdisciplinary, collaborative research with partners from around the world. The modern researcher requires both excellence in research and professional skills and competencies. 

This exciting programme is designed to facilitate participants to actively focus on the development of these professional skills and competencies. Approximately 40 doctoral researchers from University of Ghana and Imperial College London will work together to develop professional, research and collaborative skills and competencies as well as the intercultural awareness that is required to establish and continue successful collaborations. 

 

Participants will have also the opportunity to apply those skills to address topics under the programme theme: “Healthy and sustainable cities”. Participants will discuss and develop intercultural, interdisciplinary and intersectoral discussions and approaches to make cities more sustainable and improve the quality of life for all citizens. A range of guest speakers will provide participants with case studies to open discussions.

 

A background on the subject is not essential, doctoral candidates from any discipline are invited to apply.

This is a chance to challenge yourself outside of your normal working environment, meet people from other disciplines and cultures, and have fun!

Any additional queries not answered in webpages, please contact Laura Bulmer or Elena Forasacco. (add hyperlink here to our emails). 

You can read about the experiences of previous participants in the Global Fellows Programme here: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/students/global-opportunities/pg/student-experiences/

  1. Programme: info 

During the 5-day program, participants will work in interdisciplinary and international groups, assisted by a coach from one of the partner universities. During the programme participants will enhance:

  • Their ability to work collaboratively on research ideas

  • Their ability to network and communicate effectively and with impact in interdisciplinary and intercultural teams

  • Their intercultural and international awareness

  • Their creativity to develop collaborative research ideas

  • Their appreciation of research in international institutions

  • Their ability to adapt their approach to suit new contexts

  • Eligibility and how to apply

Both Imperial College and University of Ghana participants must:

  • Be a current doctoral student from any discipline (note: this programme is not open to MRes students).

  • Be between 6 and 30 months into their PhD at the time the programme takes place (6 and 48 months for part-time students).

  • Not have taken part in a previous Imperial College Global Fellows Programmes.

This programme counts towards the attendance requirement. 

  1. Application process 

Doctoral students need to fill an application form (add hyperlink) by the 16th of January 2020 at 5 pm. In their application applicants should:

  • show their awareness of competencies and skills needed to develop international collaborations 

  • explain what they expect to contribute to and gain from the programme 

  • demonstrate enthusiasm for engaging with international peers from the partner university

  • explain how their current competencies, skills and knowledge (e.g. communication skills, adaptability, technical skills, creativity) can support the development of innovations linked to “Healthy and sustainable cities” 

  • show their willingness to be an ambassador for Imperial College London and University of Ghana

  • show their willingness to share their experiences on the programme within the Imperial College London and University of Ghana post-graduate community after the programme.

Successful applicants will be notified within 4 weeks of the application deadline.

Note: Due to the large volume of applications received it is not possible to provide feedback on individual applications.

 

Vacancy - Principal Research Scientist on Ghana Laboratory Operations, Biosurveillance, & Epidemiology (Globe) Project.

Starting December 16, 2019 - Ending December 16, 2020

SOLICITATION FOR A PRINCIPAL RESEARCH SCIENTIST ON GHANA LABORATORY OPERATIONS, BIOSURVEILLANCE, & EPIDEMIOLOGY (GLOBE) PROJECT.

 

ISSUANCE DATE: DECEMBER 16, 2019

 

CLOSING DATE: DECEBMER 30, 2019

 

TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: Submit hard copies of your application and resume to the Administration Office at Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana NOT LATER THAN 1700 HRS GMT.

Submit also soft copies of your application and resume to NPuplampu@noguchi.ug.edu.gh at 2359 HRS GMT

 

MARKET VALUE: ANNUAL SALARY GHC 162,943.00 – GHC 172,528.00

 

INTRODUCTION

The United States Naval Medical Research Unit-3 Ghana Detachment conducts scientific research and public health initiatives throughout Ghana and West Africa. NAMRU-3 collaborates with the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), Ghana Health Service (GHS), and Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) in all its research and surveillance activities.  NAMRU-3 currently conducts prospective cohort studies of febrile illnesses, sexually transmitted infections, respiratory infections, leishmaniasis diagnostics, malaria surveillance, drug resistance, and immunology.  These collaborative projects provide disease surveillance data to Department of Defense (DoD) and the Government of Ghana (GoG), while also building host country capacity in accordance with U.S. Government and Ghanaian guidelines. 

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

                The Principal Research Scientist will be responsible for oversight and execution of research in the science laboratory. He/She will also be responsible for overseeing laboratory procedures conducted at clinical and field facilities. An additional requirement will be the ability to write and edit proposals as well as abstracts, posters and manuscripts for publication.

                A PhD degree, with emphasis on Molecular Biology, Microbiology, or Medical Technology and 8-12 years research experience will be required, along with advanced knowledge in current molecular and microbiology research technologies, laboratory practices, and clinical bio-surveillance methods.             

The Principal Research Scientist will assist the Science Director of NAMRU3 and his Deputy, as well as the Laboratory Manager and Science Liaison to implement study protocols.

               

  1. SCOPE
    1. The Principal Research Scientist will be responsible for assisting the Science Director of NAMRU3 and his Deputy, to supervise the initiation and implementation of research studies at NMIMR and all field sites.

 

  1. The Principal Research Scientist will be responsible for writing protocols for institutional review, as well as evaluating and implementing procedures for all laboratory experiments.

 

  1. The Principal Research Scientist will be responsible for managing studies supported by NAMRU-3 and supervising report writing under the direction of the AFI Laboratory Manager and the Science Liaison.

  1.4.     The Principal Research Scientist will ensure that laboratory procedures are performed in all the laboratories for all NAMRU3 supported studies according to the Standard Laboratory Operating Procedures.

 

  1. REQUIREMENTS/OBJECTIVES

2.1.    The Principal Research Scientist should have at least 8-12 years of research experience and performing hands-on laboratory procedures

2.2.         The Principal Research Scientist should have experience with writing new protocols and updating old protocols in support of NMIMR and NAMRU3 collaborative procedures

2.3.       The Principal Research Scientist should have experience with implementing study protocols in the laboratory as well as the field

2.4.         The Principal Research Scientist should have knowledge of biosafety procedures

2.5.         The Principal Research Scientist should be able to ensure all relevant requirements of IRB approved protocols and standard operating procedures (SOPs) are followed for all studies

2.6. The Principal Research Scientist should have experience with drafting, editing and submitting reports, abstracts and manuscripts for presentation at relevant platforms

2.7.         The Principal Research Scientist should be able to work within established systems at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR).

2.8.     The Principal Research Scientist shall have the knowledge and experience of storing and archiving specimens according to protocol requirements and appropriate biosafety standards.

 

3.            WORK STANDARDS

3.1.         The Principal Research Scientist is expected to work full-time according to the normal working schedule at NMIMR. The contract will be for a duration of nine months, from January to September, 2020, renewable based on availability of funds and the life-span of the project.

3.2.         Holidays will be those officially recognized by NMIMR.

3.3.         Four weeks of leave are authorized per year, but more than two weeks cannot be taken in any 30 day period.

3.4.         The Principal Research Scientist shall abide by all rules and regulations of facilities where work is being conducted, including NMIMR and all other relevant hospital and research sites.

3.5.         The Principal Research Scientist shall follow all applicable biosafety regulations, SOPs, and protocols.

 

4.            DELIVERABLES

4.1.         The Principal Research Scientist shall work full-time Monday to Friday or flexible working days as may be agreed with the Principal Investigator or his designated representatives

4.2.         The Principal Research Scientist will ensure that all results of laboratory procedures are reported and documented on a timely basis in the laboratory for onward submission to the Command

4.3.         All applicable biosafety and study procedures, will be followed, including all general NMIMR procedures for biosafety

 

College Of Health Sciences, University of Ghana - Call for Applications for Faculty Appointments

Starting December 10, 2019 - Ending December 10, 2020

College Of Health Sciences

University Of Ghana

Call For Applications For Faculty Appointments

The College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for appointment as Professors, Associate Professors, Senior Lecturer and Lecturers in the following Schools/Institute and Departments:

  1. University of Ghana Dental School
  1. Biomaterial Science
  2. Community & Preventive Dentistry
  3. Restorative Dentistry
  4. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  5. Oral Pathology & Oral Medicine
  6. Orthodontics & Paedodontics

 

  1. University of Ghana Medical School
  1. Anatomy
  2. Anesthesia
  3. Chemical Pathology
  4. Child Health
  5. Haematology
  6. Medical Biochemistry
  7. Medical Microbiology
  8. Medical Pharmacology
  9. Medicine
  10. Obstetrics and Gynecology
  11. Pathology
  12. Physiology
  13. Psychiatry
  14. Radiology 
  15. Surgery

 

  1. School of Public Health
  1. Biological, Environmental and Occupational Health Science
  2. Biostatistics
  3. Epidemiology & Disease Control
  4. Health Policy Planning and Management
  5. Population, Family and Reproductive Health
  6. Social and Behavioral Sciences

 

  1. School of Pharmacy
  1. Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  2. Pharmaceutics and Microbiology
  3. Pharmacognosy and Herbal Medicine
  4. Pharmacology and Toxicology
  5. Pharmacy Practice & Clinical Pharmacy

 

  1. School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences
  1. Audiology, Speech & Language
  2. Medical Laboratory Sciences
  3. Nutrition and Dietetics
  4. Occupational Therapy
  5. Physiotherapy
  6. Radiography

 

  1. Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research
  1. Animal Experimentation 
  2. Bacteriology   
  3. Clinical Pathology   
  4. Electron Microscopy & Histopathology
  5. Epidemiology   
  6. Immunology       
  7. Nutrition              
  8. Parasitology     
  9. Virology            

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Professor

For appointment to the grade of Professor, applicant must have a PhD or analogous/terminal professional degree/qualification in the relevant area from a recognized University and must have served as an Associate Professor or other equivalent position for at least five (5) years in a recognized institution.

 

  1. Associate Professor

For appointment to the grade of Associate Professor, applicant must have a PhD or analogous/terminal professional degree/qualification in the relevant area from a recognized University and must have served as a Senior Lecturer/Research Fellow or other equivalent position for at least five (5) years in a recognized institution.

 

  1. Senior Lecturer

For appointment to the grade of Senior Lecturer, applicant must have a PhD or analogous/terminal professional degree/qualification in the relevant area from a recognized University and must have served as a Lecturer/Fellow or other equivalent position for at least four (4) years in a recognized institution.

 

  1. Lecturer

For appointment to the grade of Lecturer, applicant must have a PhD or analogous/terminal professional degree/qualification in the relevant area from a recognized University and must have research interest in the area of specialization.

 

EXPERIENCE

Applicants must have considerable teaching and research experience in the relevant area of specialization. A candidate applying for appointment into Clinical Departments may hold terminal professional qualification fellowship or a PhD and a terminal professional qualification fellowship.

REMUNERATION

Salary and conditions of service are similar to what pertains in Ghanaian Public Universities.

MODE OF APPLICATION

Interested applicant may submit a complete application pack (Hardcopy) to:

 

The College Secretary

College of Health Sciences

University of Ghana

P. O. Box KB 52, Korle-Bu

Accra, Ghana 

 

OR soft copy to hrod.chs@ug.edu.gh

 

The application pack should contain the following:

  1. Completed application form for Academic Staff Positions (UAB Form 1A) to be downloaded from the University’s website at https://www.ug.edu.gh/hrodd/forms/senior-members
  2. An up to date Curriculum Vitae
  3. Copies of transcript, academic and/or professional certificates.
  4. Names and addresses of three referees

 

Further information about the College of Health Sciences may be found on the university website at http://chs.ug.edu.gh/. Only shortlisted applicants would be contacted. For further enquiries call 0302665103/4.

 

CLOSING DATE

Applications should reach the College Secretary, College of Health Sciences not later than the close of day on 25th November, 2019.

 

REGISTRAR

 

 

Call for Applications - PhD Fellowships in Nutrition and Neurodevelopment at the University of Ghana, Legon.

Starting December 10, 2019 - Ending December 10, 2020

Three PhD students are being recruited for an exciting research project aiming to understand the effect of nutrition during the first 1000 days from conception on the long-term development of the central and autonomic nervous systems. 

The International Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements Project in Ghana was a randomized trial that provided lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS) to pregnant women from ≤ 20 weeks of gestation through 6 months postpartum and to their children from age 6 to 18 months (n=440) in 2009-2014, comparing outcomes to control groups who received maternal micronutrient capsules during pregnancy and postpartum (n=880). Receiving LNS predicted fewer social-emotional difficulties at age 4-6 years, especially among children from disadvantaged home environments. 

In the current project, we will examine the long-term effects of SQ-LNS during pregnancy and infancy on autonomic nervous system regulation and white matter microstructure properties at age 8-12 years, and determine whether neural effects account for protective effects of LNS on social-emotional functioning at this age. We will examine neural effects using structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and measures of autonomic nervous system (ANS) activity, including electrocardiogram and impedance cardiography, in conjunction with a detailed battery of behavioral assessments.

We are recruiting three PhD students, one to focus on MRI data acquisition and analysis, one to focus on ANS data acquisition and analysis, and one to focus on behavioral assessment data acquisition and analysis. All students will have the opportunity to cross-train on the different methods.

 

Qualifications

Applicants should have a Master’s degree or equivalent in nutrition, psychology, radiology, neuroscience, public health, or related disciplines. Basic coursework in biological sciences is required. Experience working in community-based research is preferred. Excellent verbal communication skills, data analytic skills, and writing skills in English are a precondition. 

 

Position description

The student will enroll in the PhD program in Nutrition and Food Science at the University of Ghana and will have the opportunity to spend 9 months at the University of California, Davis, USA. The fellowship is funded by a grant from the US National Institutes of Health and will cover tuition and living stipend for a period of up to 4 years for 3 Ghanaian students, subject to satisfactory progress.  

 

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be a Ghanaian 
  • Applicants should normally be under 35 years of age
  • Applicants must be willing to pursue a fulltime PhD study
  • Applicant should be able to conduct statistical analysis of data independently 
  • Applicants must meet the standard University of Ghana admission requirements for PhD.

Application process

If you meet the eligibility criteria, kindly complete the online form and attach the following documents in English:

  • A cover letter explaining your interest in the project
  • A complete curriculum vitae (CV), including statistical analysis skills and software and research experience
  • A one-page essay on the role of nutrition in child development
  • At least 1 letter of recommendation

For further enquiries, please send an email to ilins.ghana@ug.edu.gh.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

 

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE ONLINE FORM

Deadline: January 15, 2020

 

Opening for DAAD Scholarships at RIPS

Starting December 3, 2019 - Ending December 3, 2020

The Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS) at the University of Ghana is accepting applications for the award of the 2020/2021 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarships to pursue Master of Arts (MA) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in Population Studies at RIPS.

RIPS is an important institution in Anglophone Africa for the training of population scientists and generation of high-quality research in population and related disciplines in order to provide solutions for solving development challenges in Ghana and beyond.

The DAAD scholarship will cover tuition, stipends and accommodation for one-year Master of Arts (MA) and four-year Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students.

 

Please click here for more information 

 

 

 

 

Thirteenth Issue of UG Newsfile Published

Starting November 26, 2019 - Ending December 2, 2020

Dear all,

Our thirteenth issue of the e-newsletter, UG Newsfile is out. Please click here for the thirteenth issue.

The e-Newsletter which is a compilation of stories that have already been posted on the UG website, keeps you abreast of UG news.

You may share your news with us for the consideration of the News Editor at pad@ug.edu.gh

Enjoy reading!

 

 

Stella A. Amoa

Director of Public Affairs

Vacancy - Research Position - ISSER

Starting November 14, 2019 - Ending November 14, 2020

 

Background:

The Institute for Statistical,  Social  and  Economic  Research  of  the  University  of  Ghana,  in collaboration  with  the  Centre  on  Conflict,  Development  and  Peacebuilding  (CCDP)  of  the  Graduate  Institute  of International  and  Development  Studies  is  hosting  an interdisciplinary research project “Curbing Illicit Financial Flows from Resource-rich Developing Countries”. This project seeks to analyze how commodity-trade related Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) from resource-rich countries can be significantly reduced in order to finance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).The project is structured into three thematic Work Packages, namely WP1 (economics); WP2 (law); WP3 (political science).

The WP2team is looking to recruit a suitably qualified, dynamic, highly motivated, and self-driven person on a part-time basis to conduct a study on “exporting gold from Ghana: mispricing risks and how to mitigate them”.

 

Please click here for more information

 

Call for Expression of Interest: Fox International Fellowship Programme

Starting November 14, 2019 - Ending November 14, 2020

The Office of Research, Innovation and Development (ORID) invites Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified and highly motivated individuals for the Fox International Fellowship Programme.  This Fellowship is a direct, two-way student exchange partnership between Yale University and fourteen (14) of the world’s leading universities including the University of Ghana and allows the ideal candidate(s) to spend one academic year at Yale University as part of their doctoral programme. 

Field of focus.  Candidates should be engaged in a relevant social science (including political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, psychology and geography) or humanities discipline (including philosophy, history and law). Training in some type of substantive interdisciplinary fields such as business/management, public administration, international relations, environmental policy and public health are especially attractive.

Generally, the focus has been on promoting opportunities for younger scholars

University Of Ghana Eligibility Criteria

·         Applicants must be enrolled in a PhD programme at UG in any of the focal disciplines listed on

           the Expression of Interest Form.

·         Applicants should have completed the first year of their PhD programme at the time of application

            (‘at the time of applying’ or ‘at the time of submitting their application).

·         Nominees should have a clearly defined research area at the time of the application.

Application Process

·         Step 1:  Interested applicants attend information/briefing session on Thursday,

            21st November, 2019

·         Step 2:   Submission of Expression of Interest in the attached format to ORID latest  by

            5pm on Friday, 29th November, 2019               

·         Step 3:   Submission of Full Applications to ORID by 20th December, 2019

·         Step 4:   Shortlisted applicants attend selection interview in January, 2020

Deadline

Expression of Interest must be submitted to ORID not later than Friday 29th November, 2019              

Expression of interest forms must be submitted electronically by filling the form in the link below;

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=X78blMDydUiiTGkHhl0lGpFTVK-W7WNBqRrAGAeMc9tUNk5VOUNIUVNWRVBWQUxXTzk5QzhaNjEzVy4u

 

 

 

 

Miss Geek Ghana 2019 Competition

Starting November 13, 2019 - Ending November 13, 2020

The Ministry of Communications, Ghana, in line with its mandate of enhancing the adoption and use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for improved service delivery wishes to bring to the attention of the university community, the “MISS GEEK GHANA 2019” competition to be held on 5th December 2019.

This competition is to encourage the girls and young women to contribute to solving the challenges of society using ICT and seeks to promote and attain the Sustainable Development Goals such as No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Industry, and Infrastructure and Reduced inequalities.

The top three competitors receive cash prizes and business training, and the winner also receives financing to support project implementation and start up.

Eligibility

The competition is open to all young women aged 13-25 in any of the following institutions:

  • University of Ghana   
  • Ghana Technology University College
  • Accra Technical University
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
  • IPMC
  • NIIT

Deadline for submission of application is November 10, 2019

Please click here for the application form  for the competition. Kindly visit the website at www.msgeek.org.gh  for additional information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call for Application - Sadhu T.L. Vaswani/Indian Association of Ghana Endowment Fund

Starting November 13, 2019 - Ending November 13, 2020

How to Apply

Application forms for the above awards are available here. 

Eligibility - Awards are open to needy and deserving students of the University in the fourth year of their programmes (currently in Level 400) with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 in the following areas:

Business

Economics

Mathematics

Science

Medicine

Completed application forms accompanied by an official transcript, should be returned to:

The Admissions Officer

Registrar’s Offices

University of Ghana Legon

 

Closing Date: January 31, 2020

 

REGISTRAR

 

Workshop on the Future of Technology in Education - College of Education

Starting November 12, 2019 - Ending November 12, 2020

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

WORKSHOP ON THE FUTURE OF TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION

The transformation that technology has brought to society cannot be overemphasized. Its growth has affected the way individuals communicate, learn, and work.

One of the areas in which technology has had extensive influence is the classroom. In the last few years, the use of overhead projectors and PowerPoint to teach students has given way to technologies that shift emphasis from the teacher to the students. Today’s digital-native students require technologies in the classroom that will make teaching and learning more interesting and engaging; and to equip our students with the 21st century skills critical for the world of work, the classroom needs to be revolutionized to improve student engagement and teaching effectiveness.

The College of Education, University of Ghana has since its inception in 2014, made use of technology as the driving force in the realization of its strategic objectives. The College seeks to leverage the use of ICT in the delivery of courses and services and to create an enabling environment that makes the College increasingly relevant to national and global development through cutting-edge research and innovative ICT-driven teaching and learning in the fields of education, information and communication.

The College Advisory Board has been in the forefront of encouraging the use of ICT in all activities of the College, and recognizing the critical role that digital technologies play, has asked for extensive discussion on the future of technology in education and the development of a conceptual map of where the College currently is regarding the use of technology.

The College, under the auspices of the College Advisory Board, is organizing a workshop on the theme The Future of Technology in Education, to discuss the technology needs of the College and the University, and the direction in which the University of Ghana needs to go as regards the adoption of technology for teaching and learning as follows:

Date : Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Time : 9:00 a.m.

Venue : La Palm Royal Beach Hotel

The workshop will discuss ICT policies, strategies and processes, the influence of key providers, the role of key stakeholders in the technology environment, and how consumers fit into the overall ICT ecosystem.

 

 

TDR Global Research Mentorship Challenge Contest

Starting November 11, 2019 - Ending November 11, 2020

Dear TDR Global Africa Community,

Do you have practical ideas for enhancing research mentorship in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs)?

TDR Global and partners are organizing a challenge contest to engage people in LMIC to generate practical ideas to improve research mentorship. How can we enhance research mentorship within an institution, a region, or a network? What are things that mentors or mentees can do to drive forward research and learning? Exceptional ideas will be recognized by TDR Global and implemented at selected sites. More details about the contest are available here: https://www.seshglobal.org/TDRmentorshipcontest

 

Submit an entry and stand a chance of winning a fantastic prize!

The final deadline is December 1st, 2019.

 If you have questions, email tdrglobal.africa@ug.edu.gh or TDRcontest@seshglobal.org

 

 ABOUT TDR GLOBAL

TDR Global is a community of passionate scientists and experts who have been working with TDR to support the global research effort on infectious diseases of poverty.  TDR Global members are TDR grantees, experts and researchers, TDR Staff, TDR sponsors and supporters.  The aim of TDR Global is to catalyze local collaborative actions for research on infectious diseases of poverty by creating an environment of interaction, networking and sharing. http://www.who.int/tdr/partnerships/tdr-global/en/TDR | TDR Global

 If you are a former grantee, scholar, or participated in any of our training workshops, you can join the TDR Global community by sending an email to tdrglobal.africa@ug.edu.gh

If you are already a member but have forgotten your username or password, click this link  https://elements.tdr-global.net/login.html

 

 

 

Invitation to African Advanced Bioinformatics Workshop

Starting November 8, 2019 - Ending November 8, 2020

The West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP), in collaboration with the University of Glasgow, is organising a training course in bioinformatics from May 10 to May 15, 2020 at the University of Ghana.

The course is designed for individuals with experience in bioinformatics and genomics data analysis, who are able to work confidently with Linux and R or Python. To be considered as having the requisite experience, applicants would be expected to have led on several projects in the analysis of OMICS data. The course will cover topics including transcriptomics, cluster analysis & differential expression in bulk RNA-Seq and single cell RNA-Seq, efficient variant calling and analysis, concepts for efficient data analysis, and machine learning. Interested persons should complete the online application form by January 8, 2020. Applicants are expected to submit proof of experience and possession of their own data upon application and through a letter of endorsement from a sponsor. You will need a letter from a sponsor, as well as their contact details.

Course Cost: US$1000 for academics/US$2000 commercial. Fully funded bursaries (flight, accommodation & course fee) are available.

For further information, please click here to download full course flyer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vacancy for Faculty Appointment - Department of Information Studies

Starting November 8, 2019 - Ending November 8, 2020

 

UNIVERSITY OF GHANA 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

SCHOOL OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION STUDIES 

DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION STUDIES

 

Vacancy for Faculty Appointment

The Department of Information Studies, School of Information and Communication Studies (College of Education), University of Ghana, invites applications for faculty at the rank of Lecturer and above to join the Department.

Minimum Qualification:

Applicants must:

  1. possess a PhD with specialization in one of the following areas:
  • Information Technology (with specialization in multimedia studies, publishing studies, social medial and networking)
  • Information Systems/Management Information Systems
  • Database Management Systems
  • Programming
  • Telecommunication
  • Web Technology
  • Automation/Computer Applications
  • Systems Analysis, Design and Evaluation

 

  1. show ability to conduct scholarly research at the highest level
  2. demonstrate potential to excel in teaching, as well as strong endorsement by referees

 

Mode of Application

Applicants are required to submit an application pack to:

 

The College Secretary College of Education University of Ghana

P. O. Box LG 1181 Legon, Accra - Ghana

or to coe@ug.edu.gh



Office Location: ISSER Annex

Off Annie Jiagge Road Legon Campus University of Ghana

 

The application pack should contain the following:

  1. Completed Academic Staff Application form (UAB Form 1A) to be downloaded from the University website: www.ug.edu.gh/hrodd
  2. An up to date curriculum vitae supported by copies of academic and professional certificates
  3. Names and contact details of three individuals familiar with the applicants’ academic work, who have agreed to provide references

 

Closing Date

Applications should reach the College Secretary not later than December 1, 2019

 

 

 

Call for Applications - University of Ghana School of Law

Starting November 7, 2019 - Ending November 7, 2020

UNIVERSITY OF GHANA SCHOOL OF LAW

Call for Applications

The University of Ghana School of Law (UGSoL) is currently inviting applications for its new Ph.D in Law programme. Applicants are invited to be part of the first batch of students who will commence their studies in January 2020.

 

Eligibility:

Prospective students must have:

A Research Master’s Degree in Law from a reputable university or a Master’s Degree in Law with a Long Paper option;

For details on how to apply applicant should visit: (https://admission.ug.edu.gh/applying/postgraduate/apply-now-post-graduat...)

· Provide academic transcripts

· A copy of their Master’s Degree certificate

· A copy of their Master’s Thesis or Paper

· A Research Proposal

· The email addresses of (3) referees

 

For any additional information please contact the Dean’s Office on Telephone: 233-030-3963750 or Email: lawschool@ug.edu.gh[030-396-6098, +233 (0)57-023-1039, +233(0) 54-546-2159)

Note:

All PhD programmes in the University are now fee-paying and the durations are as follows:

· Full-Time- Four (4) years

· Part-Time- Six (6) years

 

 

Twelfth Issue of UG Newsfile Published

Starting November 6, 2019 - Ending November 6, 2020

Dear all,

Our twelfth issue of the e-newsletter, UG Newsfile is out. Please click here for the twelfth issue.

The e-Newsletter which is a compilation of stories that have already been posted on the UG website, keeps you abreast of UG news.

You may share your news with us for the consideration of the News Editor at pad@ug.edu.gh

Enjoy reading!

 

 

Stella A. Amoa

Director of Public Affairs

 

 

PADA January 2020 Doctoral School

Starting November 6, 2019 - Ending November 6, 2020

PADA invites all PhD Students from Universities in Africa to apply to its Doctoral Schools from 13-17 January and 20-24 January 2020.

 

The Pan-African Doctoral Academy aims to increase the quality of PhD education in Africa by providing complementary knowledge and skills that are essential for the career progression of doctoral students.

The Doctoral Schools are held in January and June-July and are open to registered PhD students from mostly African universities.

 

MODULES

 

Doctoral School 1:    January 13 – 17, 2020

Title

Eligibility

Managing the PhD Process (including Managing Literature Review & Emotional Intelligence)

Recommended for Year 1 & 2 PhD students

Innovative Thinking in Research, Teaching and Learning

All PhD students

Career Development for the Emerging Scholar

All PhD students

Qualitative Research Methodology and Use of Nvivo for Analysis

Recommended for Year 2 and Above

 

 

Doctoral School 2:     January 20 – 24, 2020

Title

Eligibility

Academic Writing and Communicating Research Results

All PhD students

Presentation Skills

All PhD students

Quantitative Research Techniques Using SPSS

Recommended for Year 2 and Above

Data Analysis Using ‘R’

Recommended for Year 2 and Above

 

 

APPLICATION REVIEW AND ACCEPTANCE LETTERS

All registrations shall be reviewed and acceptance letters will subsequently be issued to qualified applicants. The acceptance letters will include payment directions and terms and conditions of the offer.

 

FEES

Ghana-based applicants pay the highly subsidized fee of 550 cedis per module. This covers lunch, snacks, and course materials. Applicants from outside Ghana pay US$100 which covers fees, meals and accommodation.

Applying for a module per school implies paying GHC 1,100 and $200 for Ghana-based and international students respectively.

 

REGISTRATION

 

Complete your registration online at www.pada.ug.edu.gh

 

MORE DETAILS

For information on the modules and fees for the Doctoral Schools, and to apply online, visit: www.pada.ug.edu.gh

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  29 NOVEMBER 2019

 

 

ENQUIRIES

Call  +233 (0) 50830 4904/ (0)244982242

Email:  info.pada@ug.edu.gh

 

 

 

 

Special Call for Applications (MPhil Seed Science and Technology)

Starting November 5, 2019 - Ending November 5, 2020

The West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) in partnership with DAAD is currently inviting applications for MPhil Seed Science and Technology at the University of Ghana. Successful applicants will enroll in August 2020 and will comprise the sixth cohort of MPhil Students. (for more information visit: wacci.ug.edu.gh)

Limited scholarships (DAAD) may be available for highly qualified applicants.

 

ELIGIBILITY

Prospective students must have:

  • A good first degree, at least a second class lower division in Agriculture, Botany or related field at the University of Ghana or any other recognized University
  • For candidates whose first language is not English, a certificate of proficiency in English is required

Please, visit http://wacci.ug.edu.gh/content/eligibility for full details on eligibility

 

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should:

  • Complete an online form on the University of Ghana Graduate Admissions Page (https://admission.ug.edu.gh/applying/postgraduate/apply- now-post-graduate-admissions)
  • Academic transcripts, copies of First Degree certificate, MPhil Proposal (Concept Note).
  • The email address of (3) referees must also be provided on the online form

Visit the link below for detailed information on how to apply http://wacci.ug.edu.gh/apply

 

The deadline for application is December 02, 2019

For any additional information please contact the Admission Officer on 

Telephone: 233-030-707-9427or Email: info@wacci.ug.edu.gh

Note: Only successful applicants will be considered for the DAAD scholarship

 

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarships

Starting November 4, 2019 - Ending November 4, 2020

The Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS) at the University of Ghana is accepting applications for the award of the 2020/2021 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarships to pursue Master of Arts (MA) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in Population Studies at RIPS.

RIPS is an important institution in anglophone Africa for the training of population scientists and generation of  high-quality research in population and related disciplines in order to provide solutions for solving development challenges in Ghana and beyond.

The DAAD scholarship will cover tuition, stipends and accommodation for one-year Master of Arts (MA) and four-year Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students.

Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree and obtained a second class lower minimum to qualify for the MA programme or a Master’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 to qualify for the PhD programme.

Applicants must have completed their last university degree not more than 6 years ago at the time of application. 

Applicants must be nationals or permanent residents of a West African country (Inclusive Cameroon).

Women and people working in population-related sectors are encouraged to apply.


Application Requirements


Applications are received online through the admission portal provided. Applicants are required to uploaded the following documents:


MA applicants:

  • Undergraduate Certificate
  • Undergraduate Transcript
  • One-page personal statement
  • TOEFL/IELTS examination grades not more than two years at the time of application (if applying as national or permanent resident of Francophone/Lusophone country)


PhD applicants:

  • Graduate and Undergraduate Certificates
  • Graduate and Undergraduate Transcripts
  • One-page personal statement
  • Research proposal (this must include a research background, proposed research objective(s)/question(s) and methods sections) (3-page maximum, 1.5 line spaced minimum)
  • Master’s degree obtained with a Master’s dissertation/thesis written in English (if applying as national or permanent resident of Francophone/Lusophone country)


OR


TOEFL examination grades not more than two years at the time of application (if applying as national or permanent resident of Francophone/Lusophone country)


Admission Process


Your admission process will go through the steps below. Please take note of deadlines.

  1. Candidate’s application submitted to RIPS for shortlisting by December 15th, 2019
  2. Shortlisted candidates to be notified about status by January 13th, 2020
  3. Shortlisted candidates to submit their applications via DAAD portal by February 7th, 2020
  4. Scholarship awardees to receive notification by April/May 2020
  5. All shortlisted candidates are to apply to the University of Ghana for admissions when admissions open. Please check the University of Ghana website for more information at http://www.ug.edu.gh


For more details visit Daad Scholarship

Please email the print out of completed application form with scanned copies of required documents to daadrips@ug.edu.gh or daadscholarship@rips-ug.edu.gh

Invitation to 2nd Professor James Kwesi Anquandah Lectures - 2019

Starting October 24, 2019 - Ending October 24, 2020

The Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies invites members of the University community to the 2nd Professor James Kwasi Anquandah lectures – 2019.

Professor James Anquandah was Ghana’s foremost archaeologist, and first Ghanaian to head the Department of Archaeology, now Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, University of Ghana, Legon, a position he held for ten years. During his thirty-three years of service at Legon, Anquandah also performed many other duties, including serving as Dean of the Faculty of Social Studies and Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University.

Professor Anquandah was a great mentor and a prolific researcher. He helped train over three thousand undergraduate/graduate students and directed several research projects in Ghana and abroad. These included The Shai/Se Archaeological Project, the Debeira Project (Sudan), Cape Coast, Elmina and Fort Eliza Cartago Archaeological Projects, and the Takyiman/Begho Research Projects. With over 50 publications, Anquandah also mounted several archaeological exhibitions on the local and international fronts which went a long way to bring to the fore Ghana’s rich cultural heritage.

Following his passing in September 2017, the University of Ghana and the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies initiated the Professor James Anquandah Lectures in 2018. This was to honour him and demonstrate our appreciation of his great contribution to our understanding and appreciation of the histories and cultures of Ghana and Africa.

This year’s Lecture will take place at the University of Ghana on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, from 10.00am to 1.00pm at the Bank of Ghana Auditorium (Department of Economics). The theme is Preserving Africa’s True History and Culture and the Guest speaker is HRM Drolor Bosso Adamtey I (Dr. Kingsley Fletcher).    

We would be most honoured to have you grace the occasion to celebrate our colleague, brother, and father.

 

Please click here for more details

 

 

Admissions into the Graduate Entry Medical Programme (GEMP) 2020/2021 Academic Year

Starting October 24, 2019 - Ending October 24, 2020

The University of Ghana Medical School (UGMS) is inviting applications from qualified applicants for admission into the Graduate Entry Medical Programme for the 2020/2021 Academic Year.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants should have a good (BSc) First Degree (Minimum of 2nd Class Lower) in the following science-based courses: Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physician Assistantship, Pharmacy, Nursing, Nutrition, Dietetics, Food Science, Biomedical Engineering, Laboratory Sciences, Physiotherapy and Radiography. Graduates whose courses are not listed should not apply. 
  • Candidates should have obtained a good WASSCE/SSSCE grade in three (3) core and Three (3) Elective sciences subjects one of which must be Chemistry.
  • There should be evidence of having completed National Service (if applicable).

NATURE OF PROGRAMME AND DURATION

The Graduate Entry Medical Programme is an integrated 4-year Medical Programme which leads to the award of MB ChB Degree.  The Programme will begin in April 2020 and will be run on a FULL-TIME and NON-RESIDENTIAL BASIS for the Phase I and residential for Phase II.

COST OF APPLICATION

GHANAIAN APPLICANTS

University of Ghana online application E-VOUCHERS can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for Two Hundred Ghana Cedis GH¢200.00 at the following banks: Ecobank, HFC Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank, Zenith Bank, Merchant Bank, UniBank, Prudential Bank and Fidelity Bank.

FOREIGN APPLICANTS

Foreign Applicants are to pay One Hundred and Ten US Dollars ($110.00) as application fee into FGN-USD (0161034485604301) College of Health Sciences, Korle Bu Campus. SWIFT CODE: ECOCGHAC.  Kindly indicate UGMS-GEMP on the pay slip and upload as part of the application form.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Ghanaian Applicants are to apply online by visiting http://admission.ug.edu.gh/undergrad

Foreign Applicants are to apply online by visiting http://admission.ug.edu.gh/fs

 

Eligible candidates are to confirm their eligibility from the website and obtain a form at the Academic Affairs Office, UGMS, Korle-Bu (Room 23) Fill and attach the following documents: Two recent endorsed passport-sized photograph, Two endorsed Recommendation Letters from 2 Referees from a relevant Academic Institution, Copy of Certificates (SHS & Degree), Original Transcript, a copy of 6 months bank statement and other financial instruments as proof of ability to pay Include addresses and Letters from Sponsor(s) undertaking to pay all fees showing detailed information of present work status, a Proof of online registration and NSS Certificates where applicable.

 

NB:  Documents submitted will not be returned.

 

ACCESS COURSE

A shortlisted of suitable candidates will be available at the UG website. Shortlisted candidates may apply for the access course. Candidates are to pay One Thousand, Two Hundred and Fifty Ghana Cedis (GH¢1,250.00) for a TWO-WEEK ACCESS Course and Entrance Examination. Candidates should check their eligibility and proceed to pay at the GCB Bank A/c No. 1131180000772.  Kindly indicate UGMS-GEMP on the pay slip.

 

The Access Course covers English Language, Quantitative Methods, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Anatomy and Physiology. 

 

The course will take place at the University of Ghana Medical School, Korle-Bu from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. each day.

 

Participation in the Access Course is NOT compulsory but it is highly recommended.

Shortlisted eligible candidates will be admitted into the Programme subject to passing an Entrance Examination and Oral Interview.

 

All online applications and submission of forms should be completed by Friday, December 31, 2019.

For further information please contact the Academic Affairs Office/GEMP Secretariat:

Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Telephone:  +233 302-666987/8       +233 302-661446

Email:            academic.smd@ug.edu.gh   gempsmd@ug.edu.gh

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR GEMP 2020/2021 ACADEMIC YEAR

Shortlisted eligible candidates should take note of the following dates regarding the Graduate Entry Medical Programme admissions:

  • Shortlist of Eligible Candidates.           –          Friday, 17th January 2020
  • Access Course                                       –          Monday, 27th January – Friday, 7th February 2020
  • Entrance Examination                           –          Tuesday, 11th February 2020
  • Interview                                                –          Thursday, 13th February – Friday, 14th February 2020
  • Registration/Med. Exams                      –          Monday, 30th March – Friday, 10th April 2020 
  • Orientation/Workshop on 
  • Teaching & Learning Methodologies    –          Monday, 6th April – Friday, 10th April 2020  
  • Lectures Begin                                      –          Monday, 13th April 2020  

 

ENTRANCE EXAMINATION

The Entrance Examination takes place on Tuesday, 11th February, 2020. There will be only one centre - Accra Centre.

 

VENUE:         ACCRA - GHANA

 

The Entrance Examination will take place at the University of Ghana Medical School, New Examination Hall, Korle-Bu, Accra – Ghana as follows:

  • Paper 1 - General Paper is from 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Paper 2 - Scientific Foundations of Medicine is from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

It is expected that all applicants will arrange to be in Accra, Ghana within the periods stated above.     

Call for Applications: Queen Elizabeth Scholarship (QES) for University Ghana -Carleton University Exchange Programme

Starting October 22, 2019 - Ending October 22, 2020

 

The Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Studies wishes to inform the university community that the University of Ghana and Carleton University, Canada exchange programme on “Societal Transformation and Climate Change: Training the Next Generation of Scholars in Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA) & Canada” (QES NextGen-Climate) is inviting applications from PhD students and Early Career faculty members who are interested in or are doing research on climate change and sustainable development or taking part in academic mobility programme in Canada for a period of three (3) months.  

BACKGROUND OF AWARD

The Carleton University exchange programme on “Societal Transformation and Climate Change: Training the Next Generation of Scholars in Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA) & Canada” (QES NextGen-Climate) aimed at developing a multi-disciplinary network of climate change and sustainable development experts that will facilitate future ongoing collaborative research among the partner universities. It also seeks to offer inter-country mentorship of advanced scholars to share a global perspective on climate change and sustainable development and to deliver individual professional development for scholars in the areas of pedagogy and publishing. The programme supports doctoral students and early career researchers from University of Ghana.

ELIGIBILITY/APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • PhD students who have completed course work
  • Early Career (has completed PhD NOT more than 8 years)

TARGETED UNITS

  • Geography and Resource Development
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Marine and Fisheries Science
  • Animal Biology and Conservation Science
  • Plant and Environmental Biology
  • School of Agriculture
  • IESS
  • School of Public Health

DURATION OF SCHOLARSHIP

Duration of Scholarship is 3 months (April-June 2020)

APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested applicants are to submit the following information to  c3ss@ug.edu.gh copy ehowusu@ug.edu.gh

I. CV

II. Statement of interest 

III. A presentation of 10 Slides of your own research


DEADLINE

Deadline for submission of application is by Monday, 28 October 2019

For further enquiries about the QES program, please contact Prof. Erasmus Owusu ehowusu@ug.edu.gh or Dr. Robert Manteaw rmanteaw@ug.edu.gh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invitation to Conference Plenary

Starting October 18, 2019 - Ending October 18, 2020

The Organizing Committee of the Research Committee (RC) 22 of the International Sociological Association Mid-Term Conference on Rethinking Religion in the Public Sphere in the 21st Century Global South is delighted to invite the university community to the conference plenary.

Speaker: Professor William Emmanuel Abraham
Topic: What Did Jesus Do? Some Theological Reflections

Date & Time: November 16, 2019, 13:30-15:00
Venue: Cedi Conference Centre, University of Ghana, Legon

 

 

 

Call for Applications - PADA Grant for Thesis Completion

Starting October 16, 2019 - Ending October 16, 2020

 

In line with our mandate to enhance the quality and timely completion of PhD education in West Africa, the Pan-African Doctoral Academy (PADA), is offering a limited number of grants for PhD students of the University of Ghana currently in year four and due to complete their program by 31st July, 2020.

Eligible expenses covered by the grant are:

  • Final year school fees
  • Thesis production costs (printing, binding, photocopying)
  • Thesis proofreading and editing

 

Application Procedure

To apply, interested candidates should submit the following Documents:

  • A completed application form
  • A copy of your admission letter
  • Most recent CV

NB:

Deadline for submission of applications is latest by close of day on Friday November 22nd, 2019. Applications should be submitted by Email to banga- africa@ug.edu.gh as well as hard copies to be submitted to: The Project Director, First Floor, Doctoral Building (beside School of Graduate Studies), Legon.

 

Please click here for the application forms

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call for Applications - Building Capacity for Early Career Humanities Scholars in Africa

Starting October 14, 2019 - Ending October 14, 2020

Building Capacity for Early Career Humanities Scholars in Africa (BECHS-Africa) is a partnership involving four universities: University of Ghana, American University in Cairo, Stellenbosch University and Washington University in St. Louis, with University of Ghana as the lead Institution. Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, it is a three-year transnational programme, which seeks to enhance research capacity for early career scholars in the humanities. The programme will fund the travel, housing and other related costs of selected early career humanities scholars from the four institutions to spend four to six months at one of the other partner institutions. 

The aim of the project is to create a space for scholars in the humanities to enhance their research agenda in their early career years. The period of stay (four to six months) in the collaborating institution will allow for targeted mentorship and guidance for the selected scholars by identified senior scholars who share their research interests, while also providing an avenue for interaction and the sharing of research ideas and methodologies with peers. The project is unique in many respects as, unlike some existing initiatives, it seeks to create avenues for early career scholars to have the opportunity of residency across the three regions of Africa as well as at a northern institution.

The Fellowship. The Project provides a four to six-month residency at any of the four collaborating institutions. Support comprises the following:

  1. An economy return flight
  2. Travel Insurance
  3. Accommodation
  4. Office space
  5. A monthly stipend to cover transport, meals, entertainment and other incidentals
  6. Access to library facilities at the host university
  7. Funds to organize a research-focused workshop at the host University
  8. Mentoring from senior faculty at the host institution

Expectations.  Successful applicants are expected to:

  1. Be in residence at the host institution for four to six months
  2. Attend local presentations, conferences and workshops organized by the host institution that are of relevance to the scholar’s research
  3. Attend grant writing and publication workshops offered by the host university
  4. Organize a workshop based on her/his research topic, through which the scholar will receive detailed feedback from leading academics in the field
  5. Fulfill the research and publication goals set out in the original application
  6. Provide a final report
  7. Acknowledge support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in any subsequent publications and provide BECHS-Africa with all citations to publications resulting from the residency.

 Eligibility. To be eligible an applicant must:

  1. Be in a full-time permanent post in the humanities in any of the four collaborating institutions
  2. Be an early career scholar with a record of research and academic publishing
  3. Have a PhD that was obtained within the last ten years (2010 or later)
  4. Have a scholarly record of publications commensurate with career stage or years from degree

Collaborating Institutions

The institutions involved in BECHS-Africa have been selected to provide opportunities for fellows to carry out their residency across three regions of Africa: western, southern and northern Africa, as well as at one institution in the United States. The institutions are all highly ranked in the Times Higher Educational Rankings of Universities, are active in research in the humanities and social sciences and have demonstrated high research output. The selection has also been informed by the availability of mentors and adequate library facilities to support a robust and dynamic academic environment. They are:  The University of Ghana (lead institution), American University in Cairo, Stellenbosch University and Washington University in Saint Louis.

Submission of Applications

Eligible candidates should complete the project application coversheet, which can be downloaded here. The completed form must be signed, dated, endorsed and submitted together with the following documents, combined into a single PDF.  Full applications should be submitted electronically via email to bechs-africa@ug.edu.gh.

  1. A cover letter of not more than one-page in length. The letter should include a brief intellectual autobiography or description of the applicant’s academic career, detailing the experiences that have shaped his or her intellectual work.
  2. A statement of not more than one-page in length outlining research and publication plans for the residency period. Please be specific, including the number and types of publications expected.
  3. A current curriculum vitae
  4. One or two recent writing samples (articles or book chapters)

In addition, the applicant should arrange for a detailed academic letter of reference from a senior colleague familiar with her/his research and career trajectory to be submitted separately to bechs-africa@ug.edu.gh.

Complete applications must be received by 1700 GMT on Monday November 18th, 2019. Selection will be made by December 16th, 2019.  Scholars should be in residence at their host institutions by August/September 2020 or January/February 2021, depending upon the term of appointment.

For further information, please contact the representative at your institution:  

  1. University of Ghana:  Samuel Agyei-Mensah, sagyei-mensah@ug.edu.gh
  2. American University of Cairo:  Syed Maswood, javedmaswood@aucegypt.edu
  3. Stellenbosch University:  Anthony Leysens, ajl2@sun.ac.za
  4. Washington University in Saint Louis:  Jean Allman, jallman@wustl.edu

 

Please click here for the application form

 

 

WACCBIP-IBRO-ARC TReND School on Invertebrate Neuroscience: A focus on open science and disease vectors

Starting October 10, 2019 - Ending October 10, 2020

Members of the University community are hereby informed of a three-week course on invertebrate neuroscience, focusing open science and disease vectors being organised by the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP).

 

 

Please click on the links below:

Further details

Course poster:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vacancies for Academic Faculty - Department of Philosophy and Classics

Starting October 9, 2019 - Ending October 9, 2020

The Department of Philosophy and Classics, School of Arts (College of Humanities), University of Ghana invites applications for the following positions Lecturer – Classics.

 

 

 

 

Please click here for the details:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invitation of Applications - Department for the Study of Religions

Starting October 9, 2019 - Ending October 9, 2020

The Department for the Study of Religions, University of Ghana, invites applications for appointment at the rank of Lecturer or Above.

 

 

 

Please click here for further details:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vacancy for Guest Centre Manager

Starting October 8, 2019 - Ending October 8, 2020

The University of Ghana invites suitably qualified applicants for the Senior Administrative position of Manager in Guest Centre.

                 Position: Manager- University Guest Centre

                Reporting to: Management Committee

JOB PURPOSE

The Guest Centre Manager will be responsible for all aspects of operations at the Centre, including management of staff and guests. He/She will be an ambassador for the brand providing leadership and strategic planning for all units of the Centre in support of service culture, maximized operations and guest satisfaction. He/she would be expected to work closely with the Guest Centre Management Committee and other stakeholders. The Manager will lead three sectional heads and be responsible for meeting annual targets.

Duties and Responsibilities

Oversee the operations of the Guest Centre as per the mandate of the Centre.

Hold daily briefings and regular meetings with all sectional heads.

Ensure full compliance with hospitality industry, operating controls, policies, procedures and service standards.

Handle all complaints and oversee service recovery procedures

Lead all key property issues including capital projects, customer service and refurbishment.

Responsible for the preparation, presentation and subsequent achievement of the hotel's annual Operating Budget, Marketing & Sales Plan and Capital Budget.

Manage on-going profitability of the Centre, ensuring that revenue and guest satisfaction targets are met.

Ensure all decisions are made in the best interest of the Centre and University Management.

Competencies

The ideal candidate is a seasoned and highly intelligent hospitality industry professional with outstanding, management skills and extensive hands-on experience.

Must possess a strong understanding of P & L statements and the ability to react with impactful strategies

Available to work when needed, including weekends, holidays, and nights.

Must be a good communicator.

Possess the ability to work under pressure to meet critical deadlines

Must be a self-starter with strong management skills

Excellent problem solving abilities, interpersonal and leadership skills

Effective oral and written communication skills, as well as the ability to interact with stakeholders at all levels.

Qualifications

Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management or related discipline from a reputable university; a postgraduate degree in a related discipline would be an advantage.

Candidate must have a minimum of ten (10) years’ relevant post-qualification experience, three (3) years’ of which should have been in a similar position.

TENURE OF APPOINTMENT

The appointment shall normally be for a four-year term and is renewable for another term of up to four years, based on performance.

Method of Application

An applicant is required to submit the complete application pack to the Director, HRODD, University of Ghana, P. O. Box LG 25, Legon, Accra, Ghana (Hardcopy) or hrodd@ug.edu.gh (Soft Copy).

The application pack should contain the following:

An application letter;

Completed application form for Senior Level Administrative Positions (UAB Form 1C) to be downloaded from the University’s website at www.ug.edu.gh/hrodd;

Curriculum Vitae;

A statement of about 2000 words (not more than five pages) indicating how one intends to use the period in office to address relevant issues that will ensure that the University achieves its mission and vision.

Only shortlisted applicants would be contacted.

CLOSING DATE

Applications should reach the Registrar not later than the close of day on Friday, 18th October, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

Call for Application: PhD Course in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

Starting October 7, 2019 - Ending October 7, 2020

The Office of Research, Innovation and Development (ORID) is pleased to announce the Call for Application for the PhD course in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation. This workshop is under the auspices of the Building Stronger Universities Phase III (BSU III) project funded by DANIDA.

The workshop aims at giving the PhD student a thorough background in climate change adaptation and mitigation. It will highlight the conceptual framework of the two concepts and their local and global implication as a sustainability issue.

The workshop is targeted at PhD and Masters Students within Agronomy, Biology, Environmental Science, Geography, Physics and other relevant areas and is scheduled as follows:

Date: 28th October – 1st November, 2019

Venue: Ghana-Korea Information Access Centre, Balme Library

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. each day

Kindly click the link to register:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScGbv0ZNNubu7dyWDf9Q-3rsb5A1fqg...

Deadline for registration is on Tuesday, 8th October, 2019.

Please note admission to the workshop is on first come first serve basis.

 

Kindly click on  this link for further details on the Call.

Call for Posters – Girls in the SDG Era: Health Equity and Education Symposium

Starting October 7, 2019 - Ending October 7, 2020

Students, Researches and Faculty are invited to submit posters for presentation at the “Girls in the SDG Era: Health Equity and Education” Symposium to be held as follows:

Date: November 12, 2019

Venue: Institute of African Studies

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This event is co-sponsored by the Takemi Program in International Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School, Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana and the Ford Foundation.

Please submit abstracts (Up to 250 words), along with your title, author names and affiliation no later than November 1, 2019. Notifications of acceptance will be sent on November 5. Presenters must be available on November 12, 2019 from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. An award will be given for the best poster presentation.

 

 

Please click here for the flyer for further details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tenth Issue of UG Newsfile Published

Starting October 4, 2019 - Ending October 4, 2020

Dear all,

Our tenth issue of the e-newsletter, UG Newsfile is out. Please click here for the tenth issue.

The e-Newsletter which is a compilation of stories that have already been posted on the UG website, keeps you abreast of UG news.

You may share your news with us for the consideration of the News Editor at pad@ug.edu.gh

Enjoy reading!

 

 

Stella A. Amoa

Director of Public Affairs

 

 

Second Edition of Inspiring UG Published

Starting September 27, 2019 - Ending September 27, 2020

The Office of Research, Innovation and Development hereby informs the University community that the second edition of the research magazine "Inspiring UG" has been published.

Please click the link below to view/read and downlad a soft copy

https://orid.ug.edu.gh/research-magazine 

Invitation to #ChooseFrance Education Fair

Starting September 26, 2019 - Ending September 26, 2020

Dear all,

Members of the University community are hereby invited to the #ChooseFrance Education Fair being held in collaboration with Campus France and Vice-Chancellors Ghana.

The event will bring together representatives from several French Universities who will interact with students and other visitors of the fair with regards to higher education in France.

Date: Wednesday October 16, 2019

Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Venue: ISSER Conference Hall, University of Ghana, Legon

All are cordially invited

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invitation to watch "ESTHER" - A musical by Richard Cowling

Starting September 25, 2019 - Ending September 25, 2020

Members of the University community are hereby invited by the Department of Music to watch ESTHER - A musical written by Richard Cowling with details as follows:

 

Date: Thursday, September 26 to Sunday, September 29, 2019

Time: 7:30 pm each night

Venue: E.T.S Drama Studio, University of Ghana, Legon

Rate: GHC 10 for Students, GHC 20 for Others



Synopsis

Esther is a post-exile story about Jews who stayed behind after most returned to Jerusalem after captivity. Babylon was conquered by Persia and Esther miraculously becomes the queen of the land, and saves her people.

Esther becomes the queen to Ahasuerus of Persia. She was personally chosen by the King. “The king loved Esther more than all the women, and she found favor and kindness with him” (2:17), probably because of her beauty and intelligence.

Mordecai (Esther’s guardian) refused to bow down and pay homage to Haman a high official of the king. Haman becomes infuriated and plots to destroy all the Jews in the kingdom because of his pride. Mordecai hears of the plot and reports it to his Esther. “For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place and you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this?” (4:14).

Esther takes her petition to the king and pleas for the protection of her Jewish people from Haman’s wicked stratagem. The king out of anger, has Haman hung on the gallows, which he had built to destroy all the Jews. Esther’s faith and courage saves her people.

The purpose of Esther’s story is to demonstrate God’s love and sovereignty in all circumstances

 

This musical is directed by Dr Ben Amakye-Boateng and Mr Timothy Andoh, with stage directions from Prof Martin O Owusu and Choreography by Sena Atsugah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ninth Issue of UG Newsfile Published

Starting September 24, 2019 - Ending September 24, 2020

Dear all,

Our ninth issue of the e-newsletter, UG Newsfile is out. Please click here for the ninth issue.

The e-Newsletter which is a compilation of stories that have already been posted on the UG website, keeps you abreast of UG news.

You may share your news with us for the consideration of the News Editor at pad@ug.edu.gh

Enjoy reading!

 

 

 

Stella A. Amoa

Director of Public Affairs

 

Matriculation Notice to Members of Convocation

Starting September 24, 2019 - Ending September 24, 2020
Procession of Members of Convocation will therefore start from the Mensah Sarbah Hall Senior Common Room at 8:45am prompt.  
 
Members of Convocation especially Provosts, Deans, Heads of Departments, Heads of Halls, Senior Tutors are entreated to attend the Ceremony.
 
They are hereby requested to indicate whether they will be attending the ceremony and join the procession.  Use Staff ID and MIS Web PIN to log in the link below to register:
 
 
Following registration, the black matriculation gowns may be obtained from Room D7, Academic Affairs Directorate. The gown should be worn over formal attire. 
 


From: Academic Affairs Directorate
 

Invitation to 60th Anniversary Symposium - Volta Hall

Starting September 13, 2019 - Ending September 13, 2020

The Management and 60th Anniversary Planning Committee of Volta Hall extend a special invitation to the entire University community and to the general public to attend the Hall’s upcoming 60th Anniversary Symposium.

Volta Hall was established in 1959 as the fourth hall of the University of Ghana. With an initial population of 12 undergraduate students, it has now grown to accommodate over 600 students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Over the past 60 years, Volta Hall has produced a vast alumnae population of over 4,000 who have excelled in their various sectors. We ask you to come celebrate with us as we deliberate on a special topic which is at the core of the success Volta Hall is associated with.

The details of the symposium are as follows:

Theme:   "Beyond University Education: Nurturing the Next Generation of Women Leaders"

 

Date:       Thursday, 19th September, 2019. 

 

Venue:    R. S. Amegashie Auditorium, University of Ghana Business School

 

Time:       4:00 pm, Guests to be seated by 3:45pm

 

Speakers: 1. Prof. Florence A. Dolphyne, first female pro Vice-Chancellor, Univ. of Ghana

       2. Hon. Lydia S. Alhassan, M.P. Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency

       3. Mrs. Olive Antwi-Dadzie, Relationship Manager, Ecobank Ghana

 

Guest of Honour: Mrs. Mary Chinery-Hesse, Chancellor, University of Ghana

 

Special Guest: Ms. Justice Sophia Akuffo, Chief Justice of the Republic of Ghana

 

 

 We do look forward to receiving you!

 

Ps. Be among the first 100 students and stand a chance of winning a prize from Woodin!

 

 

Please attached here is the flyer for the event:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invitation to a Dance Production titled Ajenuloo - Ghana Dance Ensemble

Starting September 10, 2019 - Ending September 10, 2020

 

Matriculation Notice - Freshmen

Starting September 6, 2019 - Ending September 6, 2020

MATRICULATION ONLINE REGISTRATION & GOWN COLLECTION

 

  1. This year’s Matriculation Ceremony will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Mensah Sarbah Field, opposite the University Basic Schools. Freshmen should be seated by 8:15a.m.
  2. Freshmen/women should note that it is obligatory for every student enrolled in the University of Ghana for the first time to go through the rites of Matriculation and sign the Matriculation Oath; failure of which the studentship shall be cancelled.
  3.  Freshmen/women are required to endorse the matriculation oath online. To register, students should click the link “Fresh Students Matriculation Registration” under the featured links on the right side of the University of Ghana homepage. Following this, students will take the Matriculation Oath during the Ceremony. 
  4. Post-graduate and Post-First Degree LLB students who have enrolled in the University of Ghana for the first time are also expected to matriculate.
  5. Matriculants will be seated according to Colleges.
  6. The prescribed attire is BLACK MATRICULATION GOWN OVER FORMAL DRESS.
  7. Students are to present copies of their admission letters to collect the gowns at no cost from Monday 23rd September 2019 at the following collection points: 
  • Resident students - Offices of Senior Tutors – Halls of residence
  • Non-resident students - College Academic Offices.
  • City Campus Freshmen - Accra City Campus
  • Graduate Freshmen – School of Graduate Studies

The gowns may be returned to the collection points by 2.00pm after the Ceremony. Failure to return the gown by Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 shall invoke the appropriate penalty

 

SIGN THE MATRICULATION OATH            

 

Lydia Anowa Nyako-Danquah(Mrs)

For: Ag. Director (Academic Affairs Directorate)

Distribution

General

 

 

Call for Scholarship Applications – Students Financial Aid Office

Starting September 5, 2019 - Ending September 5, 2020

The Students Financial Aid Office (SFAO) is accepting applications for the following scholarships below:

 

Scholarships

 

Application Deadlines

EPI Level 100 Scholarship

12th September, 2019

Larry Addo Scholarship for Level 100 Only

27th September, 2019

EY-CSR Scholarship For Level 100

2nd October, 2019

Fondazione Edu Scholarship

17th October, 2019

UG Scholarship for Level 100 Only

14th November, 2019

 

Please click here for  details of the Fondazione Edu Scholarship

Please click here for details of the EY-CSR Scholarship

Please click here for details of the EPI Level 100 Scholarship, Larry Addo Scholarship and UG Scholarship

 

 

 

Vacancy for Junior / Legal Officer

Starting September 3, 2019 - Ending September 3, 2020

POSITION: JUNIOR / LEGAL OFFICER

REPORTING TO: LEGAL COUNSEL

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must possess:

  • A Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree
  • Professional law qualification and duly enrolled at the Bar to practice Law in Ghana
  • Minimum of two (2) to three (3) years relevant working experience after pupilage

 

JOB PURPOSE

The Office of the Legal Counsel shall, under the Vice-Chancellor, be responsible for providing legal counsel, advice and representation in all matters and proceedings of the University.

The successful applicant will be a member of the team and will assist the Legal Counsel in the discharge of the responsibilities of the Office of Legal Counsel.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assisting the Legal Counsel to provide legal advice on all University related matters.
  • Drafting, reviewing and interpretation of all agreements involving or concerning the University.
  • Representing or ensuring that the University is appropriately represented in all dispute resolution proceedings.
  • Attending Committee and other meetings.
  • Reviewing University activities to determine compliance with applicable law.
  • Discharging any other assignments that the Legal Counsel shall deem necessary.

 

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT

Junior Legal Officer:  The appointment as Junior Legal Officer is for two years in the first instance, and exceptionally for a third year. The appointment shall normally be reviewed before the end of the second year and shall be terminated at the end of three years unless the employee can be promoted to the grade of Legal Officer.

 

Legal Officer: The appointment as Legal Officer shall normally be for six years, the first two years of which shall be regarded as probation period. The appointment shall be reviewed before the end of the sixth year and may normally be renewed for a period of up to three (3) years at a time.

 

Method of Application

An applicant is required to submit a complete application pack to the Registrar, University of Ghana, P. O. Box LG 25, Legon, Accra, Ghana (Hardcopy) or registrar@ug.edu.gh (Soft Copy).

 

The application pack should contain the following:

  1. Completed application form for Senior Administrative and Professional Positions (UAB Form 1B) to be downloaded from the University’s website at www.ug.edu.gh/hrodd.
  2. An up to date Curriculum Vitae.
  3. Copies of relevant educational and professional certificates

 

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 

CLOSING DATE

Applications should reach the Registrar not later than the close of day on Monday, 30th September, 2019.

 

REGISTRAR

26th August, 2019

Eighth issue of UG Newsfile

Starting September 2, 2019 - Ending September 2, 2020

Dear all,

Our Eighth issue of the e-newsletter, UG Newsfile is out.  Please click here for the eighth issue.

The e-Newsletter which is a compilation of stories that have already been posted on the UG website, keeps you abreast of UG news.

You may share your news with us for the consideration of the News Editor at pad@ug.edu.gh

Enjoy reading!

 

 

 

Stella A. Amoa

Director of Public Affairs

 
 
 

Call for Applications: The Kwame Nkrumah Chair in African Studies

Starting September 2, 2019 - Ending August 26, 2020

UNIVERSITY OF GHANA

Call for Applications: The Kwame Nkrumah Chair in African Studies

The University of Ghana, Legon, is pleased to invite applications for the position of Occupant of the Kwame Nkrumah Chair in African Studies, to begin 1st August, 2020.

The Kwame Nkrumah Chair in African Studies was established at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana in honour of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Pan African luminary and Ghana’s first president, for his contributions to the intellectual life of the African World, and for his projection of Africa on the world stage.

We invite applications from suitably qualified candidates in any discipline relevant to the study and understanding of Africa. The successful Applicant will be a scholar or public figure who has a strong understanding of African/Africana/pan-African Studies, has a strong research and publishing record, and has attained distinction in his or her discipline. He or she may also be a public intellectual or artist well versed in the indigenous knowledge and cultures of Africa.

 

Responsibilities

Applicants should be committed to pursuing their own research agendas, collaborating and sharing their expertise with other researchers, and developing interdisciplinary exchanges.

Specifically, the Chair will be expected to:

• Deliver public lectures, including an inaugural lecture, which will be published by the University;

• Conduct research and/or create and establish a social or cultural project;

• Produce a publishable manuscript on the research emanating from the tenure, where appropriate;

• Prepare a report detailing the results achieved at the end of the tenure period;

• Assist the University to raise resources to grow the endowment for the Kwame Nkrumah Chair in African Studies;

• Assist in publicizing and participate in the Biennial Kwame Nkrumah Intellectual and Cultural Festival.

 

Conditions

Appointments will typically be for one academic year (August 1 – July 31) but with the possibility of extension for a second year.

Salary will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant but will typically be at the level of Professor (disclosure upon short listing). The Chair will also be provided with:

• Return business class ticket or equivalent from his/her location to Accra.

• Airport pick up.

• Office accommodation including a computer, printer, internet access and necessary office materials.

• A Research Assistant and/or other support staff.

• Accommodation and medical insurance.

• A research grant.

An applicant is required to submit the complete application pack to the Registrar, University of Ghana, P. O. Box LG 25, Legon, Accra, Ghana (Hardcopy) or registrar@ug.edu.gh (Soft Copy).

The application pack should contain the following:

• Completed application form for Senior Level Administrative Positions (UAB Form 1C) to be downloaded from the University’s website at www.ug.edu.gh/hrodd.

• a cover letter expressing interest,

• a curriculum vitae,

• a proposal for the programme of work to be carried out during the period of the tenure (max 5 pages).

Applicants must arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to the Registrar.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and they may be invited for a face-to-face interview. The successful candidate will be informed by February, 2020.

 

Closing date: 30 November, 2019.

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their files are complete by this date.

For further information contact:

registrar@ug.edu.gh; dtsikata@ug.edu.gh; iasadministrator@ug.edu.gh

Tel: +233 (0)302-213820/213850 extension 2153/2051

 

REGISTRAR

22ND AUGUST, 2019

2019 UG Hackathon

Starting August 27, 2019 - Ending August 27, 2020

Members of the University community are hereby informed of the 2019 UG Hackathon.

The goal of the 2019 UG Hackathon is to bring together tech enthusiasts (students and non-students) to create a sustainable IT solution to enable traceability in food value chains.

The Hackathon is designed to run continuously from 4th to 5th October 2019.

 

Please click here for more information on how to apply to be part of this event.

 

 

 

Accommodation for New Students for 2019 entry

Starting August 22, 2019 - Ending August 22, 2020

The University of Ghana will open registration for university accommodation on Friday 23rd August 2019 at 10 a.m.

This exercise is only for newly admitted undergraduate and post-first degree LLB students. The link for the registration will be sent via SMS.

Note that multiple logins are not permitted.