UPSA Has Reduced Student Intake By 18% For 2015/2016 Academic Year- Prof. Joshua Alabi

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) Professor Joshua Alabi said the intake of students for the 2015/2016 academic year has been reduced by 18% compared to the previous year due to constraints with lecture room facilities.

“Out of a total of 7,234 applicants, the university admitted 3,582, representing 49%”, he disclosed this at the 2015/2016 matriculation ceremony to induct newly admitted students as junior members of the university.

In all 3,582 students out of 7,234 applicants have been officially inducted as junior members of the University for the 2015/2016 academic year to pursue Diploma courses, Undergraduate degrees, Graduate studies and Professional courses.

Professor Alabi noted that the university is growing at a fast rate and in response to this pace of growth; a new library to accommodate larger number of students has been completed. He is hopeful that the facility will be ready by the end of the year. And mentioned also that arrangements for necessary funding to construct a three thousand, five hundred (3,500) capacity auditorium is almost complete and the project is likely to start soon.

Meanwhile, the University Council has given approval for the acquisition of land at Dodowa to construct more facilities like lecture halls, hostels etc. to accommodate the students.

The Vice Chancellor also hinted that accreditation process is on-going for the introduction of new courses such as BSc Actuarial Science and Insurance, PhD Marketing, PhD Governance and Leadership and Law.

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