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  •     Reference and Research Services
  •     Photocopy Services
  •     Binding Services
  •     Library use orientation services
  •     Electronic Search Services




  •     Computers to  support  internet and electronic searches
  •     Scanner
  •     Printers
  •     Photocopy machines
  •     Online Public Access Catalogue – OPAC 



Any book may be borrowed except the following:

  •     Books marked REFERENCE
  •     Newspapers
  •     Encyclopedias and other reference materials

    To be able to borrow a book, one must register with the Library
    A student may borrow one book for two weeks, renewable only once during the semester. No borrowing is allowed during vacation.
    Borrowing and /or returning of books shall stop an hour before the official closing time.
    Senior Members may borrow up to four (4) books for four (4) weeks. However, a book may be recalled after two weeks if the circumstances of the Library so demand.


  •     All students should register with the library at the beginning of their programme.
  •     All readers must enter and exit the library through the approved door.
  •     Silence should be observed at all times within the library and its precincts
  •     Group discussion as well as chatting is not allowed within the library
  •     Smoking is forbidden in all parts of the library
  •     No kind of food is allowed in any part of the library. This includes toffees, fruits, candies, water etc.
  •     Gowns, raincoats, umbrellas, bags, cameras, scanners, tape recorders, etc, must be deposited on the shelf provided for them and a tag collected for each item. However, such items are deposited at owner’s own risk. The library disclaims responsibility for any loss or damage to any item so deposited.
  •     Mobile phones should not be used in the library; they should be switched off.
  •     Wearing of hats and caps in the library is strictly not allowed.
  •     Readers must submit all books, files and bags for inspection when leaving the library.
  •     Books consulted should be left on the tables, readers should not re-shelve them.
  •     No seat shall be reserved by or for any reader; any seat(s) so reserved shall be cleared by library staff for use of others.
  •     Firearms and other offensive weapons are not allowed into the library.
  •     All borrowed books shall be returned by the last day of semester.
  •     Orderly conduct must be maintained at all times in all parts of the library.
  •     Unlawful acquisition of library materials, i.e. attempted stealing, shall be subject to appropriate sanctions.
  •     No one should write in or deface any library book. Any offender will face a severe penalty.
  •     It is an offence to cut page(s), write in or cancel any print in a book.
  •     It is forbidden to write on, cancel or remove library notice and circulars.

    Students shall discharge all obligations to the library before:

    Examination fees are refunded for professional students
    The commencement of any semester/trimester examination.


Programme Affliation and Institutional Affiliation

Ghana Technology University College holds affiliation with UPSA for the purpose of award of its diplomas in five academic programmes. UPSA is also processing applications of a number of University colleges that had applied to have institutional and programmes affiliations with it.


The University is an accredited member of the Council for Business Schools and Programmes (ACBSP) in America. This is a global accreditation body for business schools. The process and status is intended to further instill confidence in the academic programmes of the University. UPSA is also a member of the International Association of Universities (IAU), the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and the Association of African Universities (AAU).

Additionally, the University is exploring the possibility of establishing more links with several other universities and research institutions worldwide, including the Norwegian Universities’ Committee for Development Research and Education (NUFU), the Council for International Educational Exchange (CIEE), International Student Exchange Programmes (ISEP) and the Commonwealth Universities Student Exchange Consortium (CUSAC).

Professor Jimi Ogunnusi, Africa Regional Director of the University of West England, United Kingdom and Prof. Jerry Johnson, an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, University of North Florida, United States, visited the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) to purposely explore opportunities of mutual collaborations.


Academic or Course Registration
The academic or course registration procedure shall involve three main steps:

Step 1: Payment of Fees
Continuing Students are required to pay the appropriate Academic Facility User Fees at any branch of the designated bank:
•    Weekend School Students – Ecobank
•    Mainstream Students – Access Bank or Ecobank depending on the bank stated in the admission letter.
Ensure that a correct Student Identification Number is quoted on the pay-in-slips.

The next stage is to log on to https://www.interpayafrica.com/upsa/student  or follow the link on upsa.edu.gh to disburse the payment done at the bank.

Note: (i) It is NOT POSSIBLE to disburse academic facility user fees paid at Ecobank on the     interpay. Please present your Ecobank  pay- in-slips to Students Account Office     (UPSA) located on the 1st Floor of Access Bank UPSA branch for assistance in     case of any difficulty.

    (ii) It takes a minimum of 24hours to register after payment has been made.

Step 2: Course Registration
Proceed to do your on-line course registration. Access the on-line student registration portal by logging on to https://upsasip.com/student. Print out two (2) copies of Proof of Registration Slip upon successful completion of the on-line registration.

Step 3:  Submission and Endorsement of Proof of Registration Slips
Submit the Proof of Registration Slips to the Department Officer for endorsement after which one (1) copy of the Slip will be given back to the student. Weekend Students are, nonetheless, requested to carry out the same process at the Weekend School Secretariat.
Step 3 completes the process of registration.

Add or drop of elective courses
Steps Involved
1.    Follow the link www.upsasip.com to get to your student registration portal which displays information including courses registered for the first semester.
2.    Click to add/drop the desired elective course.
3.    Print out two (2) copies of Proof of Registration Slip after you have successfully completed your add/drop.
4.    Submit the Proof of Registration Slips to your Department Officer for endorsement after which one (1) copy of the Slip will be given back to you. Weekend Students are, nonetheless, requested to carry out the same process at Weekend School Secretariat. Step 4 completes the process of Add/Drop registration.

               Note : Students who have such corrections to make, but fail to do so would be prevented from sitting examinations of elective courses they have not registered or have grade X awarded for elective courses registered but which examinations have not been written.

Resit Registration
Guidelines for the Re-sit Registration:
1.    Pay the re-sit registration fee into the UPSA Access Bank Account and log on or visit upsa.edu.gh to disburse the payment. Each credit hour of a re-sit paper (course) registered attracts a fee of Twenty Ghana Cedis (GH¢20.00) e.g. PBBS 301: Business Statistics is a 3 credit hour paper and therefore attracts a re-sit registration fee of Sixty Ghana Cedis (GH¢60.00).

2.    Use the print-out from the interpay and a proof of registration slip for that semester’s registration to collect the Re-sit Registration Form from the General Office (Room 07) of Academic Affairs, Ground Floor, New Administration Block.

3.    Return the endorsed completed form to the General Office (Academic Affairs).

4.    The proof of registration slip is obtainable on the following day.


Registration Procedure for Fresh Students
It is a very important requirement of the University that all students (both fresh & continuing) register at the beginning of every semester. The registration procedure for fresh students, which is more elaborate involves the following.
What does FULL REGISTRATION involve?

  • Payment of Fees
  • Medical Examination
  • Verification of entry qualifications and other documents
  • Academic/Course Registration
  • Acquisition of UPSA ID Card

Payment of Fees
All students are to pay their academic facility user fees and miscellaneous charges or dues at the designated banks indicated on the fees schedule and follow the link to https://www.interpayafrica.com/upsa/student or visit upsa.edu.gh to disburse the payment done at the bank. Use your student’s identification number as both username and password and change the password when logging-out.
Medical Examination
Every aspect of fresh student’s medical screening shall be done at the University’s Clinic and shall include the following:
· Taking of vitals
· Eye testing
· Laboratory investigation
· Chest X-Ray

Medical screening is part of the registration exercise for fresh students and therefore students must note that unless the medical screening is completed and a report issued, duly stamped and endorsed by a Medical Officer of the University, fresh students cannot proceed with the next stage of registration.
Verification of Entry Qualification and other Documents
Visit the Records Centre (Room 34),  located  on the 1st Floor, North Wing, New Administration Block to present your medical report  and have the originals of your entry qualification(s) (e.g. WASSCE certificate) and birth certificates cross-checked against the photocopies submitted. After successfully completing this process, you will be issued with a Documentation Clearance Form and a formal letter of admission to enable you proceed to the next level of registration.
Academic/Course Registration
 Undertake course registration in Room 7 as follows:

Step (i) Manual Registration

  • Present your admission letter, students’ online payment (interpay) slip and receipts for payment of fees to the Registration Assistant.
  • Obtain and complete your bio-data and course registration forms.
  • Have the completed course registration form cross-checked and endorsed by the Registration Assistants.
  • Write your name in a notebook provided after the endorsement of your course registration form.

Step (ii) On-line Registration and Acquisition of ID Card
•    Move to the Data Centre (AB. 9) and have your bio-data and course registration form   entered into the on-line students’ information system.
•    Collect your proof of registration slip from the Registration Assistant.
•    Check from your proof of registration slip to ensure that the right course codes and courses have been registered before you leave the Data Centre.
•    The Registration Assistant will indicate to you when you need to come back for your ID card.
Orientation Exercise
The University does orientation for fresh students after the admissions process has been completed to inform them about what pertains in the university system. Some of the areas talked about include, the University library and its resources, the University clinic, Academic Affairs, security on campus, University rules and regulations, dress code, fire prevention on campus, etc. At orientation events, students are grouped under sessions. The sessions are: Morning, Evening and Weekend.

Matriculation is an important event where a fresh student is officially initiated as a student of UPSA. Fresh student must satisfy all the requirements and obligations set by the University before he/she is matriculated. These include: registration, medical screening, orientation, etc. Any student who fails to be matriculated without any valid reason will not be accepted as a student of UPSA.


Dear Students,

I am pleased to welcome you to the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA). Your choice of UPSA as the preferred centre for academic pursuit is an excellent decision as our university provides students with a conducive environment for intellectual and personal development.

As a business school, UPSA considers students from various educational backgrounds i.e. science, arts, business etc. All disciplines of study at the second cycle schools qualify you for admission. This provides a unique opportunity for applicants who did not offer business at the second cycle schools to apply.

Moreover one distinguishing feature of our university is that undergraduate degree students are encouraged to enrol on chartered professional programmes with the university providing free tuition.  Interested students thus pursue the two programmes concurrently.

The office of the Dean of Students is committed to the welfare of students as well as their personal development. Counselling services and sporting facilities are available to students. Various clubs and associations on campus provide students the opportunity to combine extra-curricular activities with academic work.

To cater for your health needs, a clinic is situated on campus equipped with a laboratory, other diagnostic equipment and managed by qualified health professionals.

Integrity, respect and service are our core values.  These values are upheld by all students of the University.

As an advocate for students and liaison between management and the student body, the Office of the Dean of Students will like to welcome you to UPSA and wishes you the best for the upcoming years.

Mawuli K. Feglo


Issuance of Certificate

Certificates once issued cannot under any circumstance be issued again except the original one which has been damaged is tendered in evidence otherwise an attestation would be given.

Collection of Certificate

  • The University’s certificate can only be released to the bonafide owner in person upon going through the following clearance processes:
  • All financial obligations should be discharged
  • No library book shall be owed.
  • The academic gown must be returned
  • Originals of entry certificates/qualifications must be submitted or all entry results must be confirmed.
  • Surrender the University’s Identity card in the possession of the graduate.

If all the above conditions are satisfied but the bonafide owner cannot personally come to collect the certificate, an authority note should be given with two passport size photographs of the person standing proxy to collect the certificate on behalf of the owner.








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