On 3 rd January 2021, the President of Ghana announced on his 21 st update to the Nation of the measures taken against the spread of Coronavirus that, all tertiary education institutions should be reopened on 9th January 2021. Pursuant to the announcement, the following are announced for the information and necessary action of all staff and students:
i. Theme for the Year: Excellence and Prayer
The theme of the year 2021 is Excellence and Prayer. All staff should strive to ensure excellence in the performance of their duties and must also diligently seek the face of God the Almighty for their families, the Institute and the Country in these difficult times of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
ii. Observance of Covid-19 Protocols
All staff and students are reminded of the reality of COVID-19 and the fact that the cases in the country continue to rise. Consequently, all staff and students must comply strictly with the public health protocols of COVID-19-the wearing of face masks, the regular washing and sanitizing of hands and social distancing.
iii. Commencement of Lectures
Lectures for the first semester of the 2020/2021 academic year will commence on
Monday, 25 th January 2021.
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iv. Mode of Delivery for Teaching and Learning
Pursuant to Academic Board decision of 3 rd September 2020, the mode of delivery for teaching and learning for the first semester of the 2020/2021 academic year for all undergraduate programmes will be online via Zoom and Learning Management System (LMS). In the case of graduate programmes, the mode of delivery may be face-to-face depending on the size of the class and the observation of all COVID-19 protocols, in particular the social distancing and wearing of face masks. The face-toface delivery of postgraduate programmes requires the prior approval of the Deputy Rector for the Rector on the recommendation of the Dean of the School of Research and Graduate Studies.
v. Contact Hours Per Lecture Session
The actual contact hours per lecture session for the online or face-to-face delivery of undergraduate and graduate programmes for the first semester of the 2020/2021 academic year should be limited to not more than one and a half hours.
vi. Registration for the First Semester
Registration for the first semester of the 2020/2021 academic year has commenced for all students and will end on Sunday, 14th February 2021. All students are entreated to pay their fees and take advantage of this long registration period to register for the semester. The registration period SHALL NOT be extended after the deadline. Students who do not register for the semester by the deadline shall not have access to the online learning systems or lecture rooms for face-to-face delivery and shall not take any subsequent examinations, whether interim or summative. Students are entreated to register on time to remain in good standing.
Wishing all staff and students a Happy New Year and the very best for the semester.
Akua Barnieh Armar
Senior ssistant Registrar
For: Secretary of the Institute