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There is an increasing focus on improving the quality of good governance in Africa with many countries making important and impressive achievements. Human rights, civil liberties, media freedom, and law and order are no longer matters of serious concern in many African countries including Ghana. Most of these countries now boast of Parliamentary democracy. The one most singular challenge that countries like Ghana face as far as good governance is concerned is Public Accountability.

The Concept of Public Accountability demands that politicians and public servants who are entrusted with public resources must be answerable for their fiscal and social responsibilities to the people who provided the resources and who assigned the responsibilities to them.

In a democratic society, Public Accountability is a key aspect of Good Governance. It promotes good behaviour on the part of public servants and enhances effective public service delivery. Unfortunately, Accountability and Transparency in the public sector have been evasive and cited as the primary causes of corruption in Africa.

The Mo Ibrahim Index of 2013 pointed out that “Accountability is one of the weakest elements of governance in Africa with an average score of 39.6% which reflects high levels of corruption in the public sector and government and low levels of prosecution for abuses.”

According to a GIZ paper prepared for a recent Accountability Conference in Rwanda, “unaccountable and corruptive behaviour of political and bureaucratic elites, a weak judiciary, as well as lack of independence from the government, have been identified as the main reasons for weak accountability in Sub-Saharan Africa.”

This growing challenge requires an in-depth understanding of the complexities of accountability and transparency in public sector management. It is a process which calls for close collaboration between academia, public sector practitioners, civil society organisations and the media.

It is this understanding and the need to promote accountability in the country that constitutes the primary objective of the Public Accountability Centre of the University of Professional Studies, Accra.

GOALS & OBJECTIVES

The primary objective of the Centre is to study, research and develop recommendations and advocate for reforms to promote Accountability and Transparency in Public Sector Management so as to improve the quality of public service outcomes.

Vision

The Vision of the Centre is to establish itself as the leading tertiary-based Institution and think-tank in the provision of quality and relevant Training, Research and Consultancy support to enhance and promote Public Accountability in Africa.

Mission

To promote and enhance sound Public Sector Accountability Institutions and Mechanisms in Africa by providing practitioners with the opportunity for continual learning and development, research and knowledge sharing as well as consultancy support.

CORE ACTIVITIES OF THE CENTRE

Guided by our vision and mission, the Centre operates as a non-partisan think-tank committed to the development and practice of sound public sector accountability institutions and advantage of the multi-disciplinary team of experts at UPSA, we provide a varied range of learning opportunities to public sector practitioners in the Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government.

Broad Areas of Operation:

  • Policy-oriented Research
  • Knowledge Sharing and Capacity Building
  • Consultancy Support

Policy-Oriented Research

We promote the research profile of the Centre by taking advantage of the multi-disciplinary team of experts in the School of Graduate Studies at UPSA to conduct and disseminate research in various fields relevant to Public Accountability Mechanisms. We continue to explore opportunities for collaboration with other universities to deliver research services. Research results will be disseminated through the Centre’s newsletters, website as well as scholarly papers presented at conferences.

Knowledge Sharing and Capacity Building

We provide quality and relevant training as core and regular function of the Centre.

The two main forms of training are:

  • The standardized and regular training programmes on Public Accountability Mechanisms.
  • Specialized training programmes designed to meet the special needs of specific Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government in Public Accountability Mechanisms.

Consultancy Support

We provide training and consultancy services to players in the public sector accountability system such as Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government, Parliaments, development partners and non-governmental organisations.  We seek to maintain a credible and accurate database of public financial activities such as public debts.  We track and monitor government revenues and expenditures and disseminate our findings in our monthly newsletters.

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The resiliency, legitimacy, and relevance of Ghanaian traditional institutions in the socio-cultural, economic and political lives of Ghanaians are undisputable. As governments and the people seek to build democratic institutions, traditional rulers are advocating to be recognized as forces to reckon with, especially in the development of the nation. However, in modern times, the rampant increase in cases related to land disputes, chieftaincy disputes and other forms of litigation have become the concern of many Ghanaians. Research reveals that traditional institutions have not kept pace with other political and social transformations.

 

This has often created a perspective of traditional institutions being old fashioned and has placed them under constant pressure to change. Historically traditional leaders have played and continue to play significant and diverse roles in African societies. Traditional leaders had combined the roles of the executive, legislature, judiciary and the military. More importantly, chiefs in the past led their people to war to defend, protect and extend territories. In contemporary times, however, the nature of warfare for the chiefs has changed. Wars are no longer fought against external aggressors but against poverty and hunger, diseases, squalor, illiteracy, crime, injustice, environmental degradation, depletion of resources, greed, ignorance and disputes over lands, property, and kingship.

 

With this kind of paradigm shift in the functions of traditional leaders and chiefs, it has become absolutely necessary to provide the traditional leaders with training for good governance. This is particularly relevant in situations, where the functions and duties of elected representatives and traditional leaders are not harmonized. Conflicts and overlap of their activities and initiatives have become extremely detrimental to the development of national and local communities. Courtrooms are filled with cases of chieftaincy disputes and conflicts in relation to land and property issues in the country. The use of land guards and other unacceptable individual means are now employed as measures to safeguard lands. All these issues stem from poor collaboration among traditional leaders, political activists, and land sector agencies.

 

The ineffectiveness of the leadership at the helm of affairs in the traditional areas coupled with poor record keeping and documentation management has resulted in several negative repercussions that have bedeviled the development of communities. Pressures of political leaders and societal demands reflect the need for establishment of structures and systems for good governance in traditional areas. However, for seamless governance to materialize, traditional leaders must betrained in effectiveness for their roles as leaders in this country.

 

For instance in August 2010, the research project by the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), in collaboration with KNUST and UNICAL on “Enhancing the Management of Natural Resources through the Empowerment of Traditional Leaders in the Oil and Gas Regions of Ghana towards Poverty Reduction” drew attention to the fact that most of the traditional leaders charged with the responsibility of managing land had little or no knowledge about land administration and records and documentation keeping in particular.

 

The provision of training in traditional leadership issues, land administration, conflict management, negotiation skills, and records and documentation management is therefore imperative and will prepare these leaders to handle the plethora of millennium challenges facing their communities. For such training to be effective, it must be regular and continuous in order to better equip and address these varied issues.

 

The establishment of a traditional leadership centre at UPSA is therefore timely. This provides the platform for an institutionalized training programme for traditional leaders that will enhance their capacity to lead and manage their resources effectively and sustainably. In this regard, the Otumfuo Centre for Traditional Leadership in UPSA is themed, “traditional leadership and seamless governance”.

 

Among the objectives of the Centre is empowering the traditional leaders to bring about constructive change necessary for development in their various communities. The modules to be discussed during the training include the following thematic areas of concern:

  • Land Administration
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Documentation and Records management
  • Conflict Management
  • Financial Management
  • People Management.
  • Chieftaincy as an institution:
    • Its role in a democratic dispensation
    • Philosophical understandings
    • Instruments of social cohesion
    • Instruments of stability
    • Its development role as an independent and complementary tool of development social reform and clarification and unification of customary law as a tool of national integration

 

The expected output and objectives associated with the proposed training would include the following:

  • Equip traditional leaders with leadership skills that would enhance their ability to manage their communities and all the resources under their care.
  • Afford traditional leaders the opportunity to network with fellow traditional leaders for collaboration and partnership for community development.
  • Support the traditional leaders prepare strategic plans for their community development.
  • Equip traditional leaders with marketable skills to prepare marketing plans to showcase their communities to investors as tourist attractions.
  • Support traditional leaders to develop and implement proper records and documentation management systems for effective land administration.
  • Equip traditional leaders with conflict management skills to enable them to handle all forms of disputes that are likely to arise.
  • Provide leaders with negotiation and lobbying skills for effective cost-benefit analysis and sustainability of their community resources.
  • Support the implementation of financial management plans to generate revenue for community developmental projects.
  • Provide the platform for traditional leaders to share their experiences which can be used as lessons learnt and benchmarks for other traditional areas.
  • Provide a facility for the study of chieftaincy as an institution and its role in a democratic republic. It should emphasize its role as an independent and complementary tool of development.
  • Provide a facility for the study of the role of chieftaincy as an instrument of social cohesion and stability in a turbulent period. The cultural aspects of chieftaincy and its philosophical underpinnings would also be studied.
  • Facilitate studies on the Constitution of the Republic of Ghana's expectation of chiefs to be standard bearers of social reform as well as clarification and unification of customary law as a tool of national integration. 
  • Train Otumfuo Centre staff with purely professional skills need to support chieftaincy during their trainings.Thus registrars, committee members, and state secretaries would be admitted to the Centre for identified professional training in such areas as land management, documentation, and records management and financial management. The collaboration of the National and Regional houses of chiefs would be sought to enable the Centre to be abreast with the latest thinking on traditional issues.
  • Collaborate with the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs to train officers with responsibility for chieftaincy affairs.

It is intended that after the training, the University would publish the proceedings in a form of magazines as a contribution towards the enhancement of traditional leadership in Ghana.

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The Drolor Centre provides a facility that brings leaders together to explore leadership in a global context with the aim of providing leadership development, leadership research, and case sharing to participants. In addition to providing a platform for leaders to engage in creative and focused big picture thinking, it also explores how leaders can develop cooperative global leadership and partnerships in a political and economic context. It examines what strategic and global leadership models may deliver better and sustainable value. Central to this, the Centre provides leaders with skills to enhance their communication in order to stir passion and ignite the ore for change in others for greater societal impact.

 

Programmes in Global Leadership at the University

The Centre seeks to provide strategies that will equip Africa to the following:
  • Accelerate and sustain economic growth in the face of slow integration into a new and unstable global economy.
  • Enhance its international character and presence, and engage more effectively at the global level.
  • Enhance peace and security on the continent.
  • Make the continent healthier and wealthier by focusing on wealth creation rather than on poverty.
  • Strengthen good governance and accountable leadership in whichever form is workable and meaningful to it.

Objectives of the Centre

The Drolor for Centre Strategic Leadership is therefore to:

  • Provide executives, politicians, and senior managers with leadership skills for leading change and making a difference in the 21st Century.
  • Provide a platform for African leaders and executives to interact with global counterparts in exploring critical issues of economic and social development that matter to the African continent.
  • Provide a system of understanding of the important concepts of leadership and strategy, but more importantly how to create and deliver value for constructive and necessary change.
  • Offer personal grooming and l under a system that values and places individual good above common good and generally rejects poor quality of life.

 

These symbols have over the years become the norms and acceptable standards for Africa south of the Sahara. African leadership – traditional, religious and political leadership – has played a significant role in the development of this symbolic culture. Often poorer countries have blamed their plight on imperialism or colonialism without considering how culture, leadership, and management practices could have contributed to the situation. These conditions have often been blamed on corruption, greed, dictatorship, military coups, incompetent leadership, and mismanagement. These ineffective leadership practices are believed to undermine Africa’s governance systems, development, and culture. Africa needs to change these trends, and it is only the African people who can truly help themselves.

 

This is why strategic leadership is crucial. The question is why has African leadership practices not yielded the expected results for Africa even up til now? It is believed that the lack of strategic thinking and the inability to use what a country already has to get what it needs has contributed largely to Africa’s developmental slowness. It is time for African leaders to build the condence of their people to take their destiny into their hands without missing the opportunity to leverage global capital through prudent partnerships and networks rather than dependency on aids and support. It is against this background that the need to set up a centre to develop leaders with a requisite social capital, leadership skills and competencies for partnerships, networks, economic development, and social skills to make a difference on the continent was conceived.

Vision

To be a Centre of Excellence for high level and executive leadership development in Africa for Africa’s accelerated development.

 

Mission

The Centre exists to nurture a global community of leaders who are willing to make a difference with their presence by creating and delivering value that goes beyond their time and/or geographical boundaries. Leaders who understand the consequences of their actions and inactions on current and future generations and can act ethically in such a context.

 

Core Activities of the Centre

The aim is to create a distinctive world-class leadership development platform and experience based on global trends, events, research, and community engagement that can provide political, traditional, spiritual, corporate and business leaders with requisite entrepreneurial, creative and ethical thinking skills that can create and deliver value sustainably. Our approach will benet from the rigorous research conducted on the Master of Philosophy and Master of Science.

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The Weekend School of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) was established in August 2009. The establishment of the School was necessitated after the management of UPSA had realized the challenges encountered by most of the regular students at the university.  The challenges included late arrival of students to the classroom, physical and mental exhaustion of students after close of work which adversely affected their academic performance.

 

The main objective is to make the academic programs of the university more accessible to a greater number of students and make optimal use of the facilities of the university.

 

Mission Statement

 

The mission of the Weekend School is to produce scholars who aspire to become tomorrow’s practitioners and leaders. The school aims to use the advancement in modern technology and enriched curricular to educate its students through the integration of academic excellence and professionalism.

 

Vision Statement

 

We aim to be one of the top Weekend Schools of Higher Education globally, with a reputation for research and teaching.

 

Research Areas

 

The research areas of the School include Business Management/Leadership, Marketing, Accountancy, Company Secretarial Practices, and Corporate Governance.

 

Facilities

 

State-of-the-art facilities including communication networks and computer -aided technologies.

 

Taught Programmes

 

The programmes run by the School include BSc. Marketing, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Banking and Finance, and Post-graduate programmes.

 

Contacts

 

The Office of the Dean

 

Weekend School

 

University of Professional Studies

 

P. O Box LG 149, Legon-Accra

 

Tel: +233 302-500722/500171/500723

 

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The emergence of Distance learning is changing dynamics of teaching and learning at higher education globally. The demand for tertiary education, nationally and worldwide, in the last few decades has outstretched the limited resources of educational institutions.  In short, access has become critical and is available to a few. The solution has been to utilize innovative approaches including Open Distance Learning (ODL). The Ghana Government policy on Tertiary Education and education technology innovations worldwide provides the policy framework for Ghanaian Universities to increase access to tertiary education.  In response, UPSA has taken up the challenge to increase access to tertiary education and training through the Distance Learning School (DLS).


The introduction of Distance Learning School at University of Professional Studies, (UPSA) Accra is in line with one of the strategic objectives of the University that states: “Establish a Virtual life-long learning Centre to meet the diverse needs of non-traditional and off-campus learning.” The DLS avails opportunity for cross sections of professionals and students to take advantage to enroll to be part of the university system.

The target learners for the DLS are professional and students who cannot take time off their hectic schedules to join the normal face-to-face or traditional mode of teaching and learning. Some of these students are found within and without the country. In addition, these targets learners are potential future professionals whose courses are located at UPSA.

Vision
UPSA’s DLS aspires to be a world-class open distance education provider in both academic and professional disciplines, nationally entrenched, regionally recognized and globally relevant. The UPSA’s DLS vision is to increase access to both asynchronous and synchronous professional tertiary education and training through blended mode of distance education.
Mission

UPSA’s DLS strives to provide flexible open distance education to promote higher professional education and training in business and other social science related disciplines by leveraging a structured mix of Scholarship with Professionalism.

UPSA’s DLS provides quality professional and demand driven tertiary and lifelong educational programmes and courses through the use of emerging new technologies.

Mode of Operation
The pilot phase will involve both undergraduate and graduate School programmes. The DLS adopts the blended or hybrid method of teaching and learning. Blended learning method will be deployed by using multiple teaching and learning strategies, a range of technologies in combination with face-to-face interaction and the deployment of both physical and virtual resources.

Facilities
The DLS has a number of facilities, which will enable it carry out its mandate of teaching and research in the University. UPSA has in place an open source platform known as Moodle. Currently, faculty members have been using the platform in delivering their courses. UPSA DLS will expand the use of Moodle platform and add up other open source software plug-ins to enhance the usage of the platform.  There shall be Ultra Modern Distance Learning Centre, where both faculty and students could use to enhance teaching and learning.
Piloted Graduate Programmes

The following Graduate School Programmes are going to be deployed through blended distance learning mode:

  •     MBA in Accounting/Finance
  •     MBA in Corporate Governance
  •     MBA in Marketing
  •     MPhil in Leadership
  •     MBA Petroleum Accounting and Finance
  •     MBA Internal Auditing
  •     MBA Total Quality Management


The programmes Undergraduate programmes will follow suit in subsequent academic years.
Contacts

The Coordinator
Distance Learning School
University of Professional Studies
P.O Box LG 149, Accra
Tel: +233 244438164

Website: https://join.upsavirtual.site/

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The University of Professional Studies Evening School Programme is a specifically designed programme which takes students through a number of Business modules to Diploma and Degree programmes. It is flexible: it enables students to study and achieve some level of specialization in areas of particular interest to them, and to progress at their preferred pace. It also offers a supportive environment in which mature students can fulfill their academic and intellectual potential.

WHO CAN ENROLL? IS IT YOU? – WE HOPE SO . . .

The Evening School Programmes are designed for those thinking about returning to study later in life and those who are so busy and hitherto will not get the opportunity to enroll as a regular student. It is for people who have daytime commitments, or perhaps a health condition, which means that part-time study, is the only viable option. It is a programme for adults who have some recent experience of study or who are working in a demanding professional environment where organizational and/or technical skills have been tested. It is for adults who feel they have missed out on higher education but are confident that they can succeed in degree-level studies. It is for mature learners who feel they would work best in a supportive environment, with dedicated staff, alongside other committed students.
Philosophy of the Evening School

The University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), in the quest to become a Centre of academic excellence, has introduced new programmes and varied sessions (morning, evening and weekend) to meet contemporary socio-economic and human resource challenges. This posturing was consequential to it receiving the Presidential Charter in September, 2008 to award degrees, diplomas and certificates.

The Evening School was created in January 2010 to address the peculiar challenges associated with working and acquiring tertiary education concurrently. In this regard, the Evening School is an avenue for potential candidates of the University’s programmes who cannot make time for regular hours of lectures to take advantage of this window of opportunity to enhance their skills. This decentralization is also to enhance effective management of the University.

OBJECTIVES
The objectives of the Evening School are to:

    Offer the existing academic programmes to prospective applicants (particularly workers) who do not find the lecture hours of the morning session convenient.
    Create the needed conducive environment for adult learning.
    Make UPSA academic programmes more accessible to a good number of people who normally would not have had the opportunity to enhance their personal skills.

THE EVENING DEGREE AT A GLANCE

    Study for a Diploma or Bachelor of Science (General) Degree in 1 – 4 years
    Combine a range of modules and build up your degree programme
    Credit can be given for recent previous learning
    Take classes on evenings
    Academic year begins in August
    Flexible to changes in your circumstances
    Supportive study environment

WELCOME

At the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) we believe that learning is a lifelong pursuit, that education should be available to the widest possible community, and that no student should be denied access to a university education by age, social background or inability to pay. We have enhanced the flexibility of our diploma and undergraduate degree programmes to make participation attractive to everyone in our local communities. Our degree-level classes are run in the evenings to accommodate students with daytime commitments, particularly those who live locally in and around the Greater Accra Region though we have private hostel facilities that accommodate students coming from outside Greater Accra and the country.

We are now able to offer a Bachelor of Science in Marketing, Accounting, Banking and Finance degree to students who have taken advantage of the breadth of science modules available to study. Many students who apply acquire credit for earlier qualifications, making it possible to gain a University of Professional Studies degree in a considerably shorter time-frame; our first cohort of Evening Degree students graduated in 2012.  We take pride in the University’s reputation as a caring institution where every student matters, and where excellent undergraduate teaching is a top priority. This is a philosophy we carry into the Evening School programme, and I am delighted to extend a warm invitation to you to explore the opportunities available to experience for yourself the academic environment which makes University of Professional Studies, Accra one of the best universities in Ghana and one of the top institutions in the world.

Helen Arkorful
Dean of the Evening School
University of Professional Studies, Accra
Ghana

 
EVENING SCHOOL PROGRAMME

The Evening School of the University Professional Studies, Accra covers all the four mainstream Undergraduate Programmes as well as four Diploma Programmes.  These are:

    Bachelor of Science in Marketing Programme
    Bachelor of Science in Accounting Programme
    Bachelor of Science in Banking and Finance Programme
    Bachelor of Business in Administration Programme
    Diploma in Accounting
    Diploma in Marketing
    Diploma in Public Relations Management
    Diploma in Management

WHEN – AND WHERE – DO THE CLASSES RUN?

Classes for the Evening School programme take place on Mondays to Fridays from 4:00pm to 9:20pm. Students come to classes according to their time-table schedules. Classes take place either in the teaching rooms in the new Lecture Block Complex (LBC), the AB and the NH buildings, or within the Departments or academic Schools where the lecturers and tutors are based. In this way, students have easy access to all the facilities they need to complete their academic studies successfully. The time-table is there to guide each and everyone.

Information about teaching and assessment

    Teaching methods vary from module to module but all include lectures and small discussion groups.
    There will be a reading list for each module which will be sent out before the start of teaching; in most cases one or more textbooks will need to be bought.
    Assessment for modules is largely based on essays, reports, presentations and other exercises prepared in the student’s own time. There may also be tests to be taken during regular class hours.

What do I need to get in?

The normal requirements for entry to undergraduate degree programmes here at University of Professional Studies, Accra are considerably relaxed for the Evening Degree. Applicants must, however, demonstrate that they are capable of profiting from, and succeeding in, a demanding academic environment. This can probably best be demonstrated by having succeeded in recent certificated courses, but ‘life skills’ and personal experience are also important, in which case we would be looking for evidence of the following:

    An awareness of what is involved in following a programme of study at this level – and being committed to following it through.
    Experience of the discipline, routine, organization and time management involved in following a formal course of study, or through the demands of a job.
    Skills such as; knowing how to engage in formal discussion; being able to produce sustained pieces of written text in response to set questions; word-processing/web competence; the ability to develop and share opinions with others.

QUALIFICATIONS

Entry qualifications offered by successful applicants’ could include:

    Higher National Diplomas (HND) in a related area. Advanced (A)-Levels.
    An approved Access to Higher Education Course.
    HND
    SSSCE / WASSCE certificates
    Professional qualifications awarded by, for example, nursing, accountancy, banking or other bodies.

English Language Proficiency

If your first language is not English, you will be required to offer evidence of competence in English, e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency, Cambridge Advanced.
I have a disability . . .

The University very much welcomes applications from students with physical disability. Within the University, there is a medical unit in place to assist students professionally. They can be contacted at any stage of the application process for information, advice or support. Applicants are encouraged to make known their needs as early on in the application process as possible. This allows the medical unit enough time to work towards having support put in place from day one.
The University today

Founded fifty (50) years ago, the University of Professional Studies, Accra is the first   Professional University in Ghana which provides both academic and professional business education. It has gained a reputation as the oldest Professional Accountancy and Management tuition provider in Ghana with many of its products in key leadership positions in Ghana and elsewhere.

The University is now one of Ghana’s most research-intensive seats of learning. It is one of the top-rated universities in Ghana for research, teaching of professional courses such as Banking and Finance, Marketing, Accounting and Administration; and student satisfaction. Its international reputation for delivering high quality teaching and research and student satisfaction make it one of the most sought-after destinations for prospective students from Ghana and overseas. It has a staff of over 200 and maintains one of the strongest records in Ghana for teaching quality, good degrees and student support. The University also provides an invigorating intellectual climate in which staffs have close contacts with each other and with colleagues in other Ghanaian and overseas universities and research establishments.
What makes the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) special?

     Consistently high teaching quality within a strong research environment.
    Excellent retention rates.
    Diverse forms of teaching: web support and small group interaction.
    Flexible modular degree structures.
    Compact and friendly
    A Ghanaian university with a cosmopolitan atmosphere that easily accommodates international students as well.
    High reputation for an excellent student experience.

What makes the University of Professional Studies, Accra Evening Degree special?

    You can study for either a Diploma or Bachelor degree, with a broad range of modules/subjects on offer each year.
    Credit can be given for recent, previous learning.
    We promote flexible learning
    We offer a supportive environment where students can achieve their academic potential.
    The Evening Degree goes from strength to strength; there are over 2015 students on the programme.

As an Evening Degree student …

    You can use all University and student facilities, including the University Library, the Sports Centre, and the Students Union and join student societies, vote in and stand for student elections.
    You will be allocated a personal university computer account number to access your email and to the University network for online information and learning materials through the moodle learning platform.
    You can speak – in confidence- with staff from Student Services and the Evening School Secretariat about any welfare matter: financial hardship, and finance advice, personal relationships, disability and long-term medical support and advice, emotional and spiritual issues.

THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

The University of Professional Studies, Accra Library has a central role to play in your academic studies. All new Evening Degree students are taken through an orientation tour of the Library as part of their Study Essentials programme, to meet some of our Library staff, and learn about the library resources. Expert and helpful staffs are around to help you find information to support your learning and to ensure that you make the best use of the wide variety of print and electronic information resources and services on offer. Training is available in Information Finding skills for individuals or group basis throughout your time at the University. The Library is open for over 100 hours per week throughout the semester, including weekends. The Library holds over 100,000 books, a collection of e-book, more than 11,000 print and electronic journals, academic databases and an extensive collection of DVDs.  A separate large cluster of networked computers can be used to access the Library web pages and the many online databases and electronic information resources subscribed to by the Library.

STUDENT SERVICES UNIT AND THE CHAPLAINCY BOARD

The University offers a caring and supportive environment for its Evening Degree students through regular personal contact with academic tutors, the office of the Dean of the Evening School, and Student Services Unit. All areas of students’ welfare are covered by the Student Services team of advisers and counselors who can be contacted on issues such as personal relationships, financial hardship, disability and long-term medical conditions, and general welfare issues.

The Chaplaincy Board acts as a patron for all faith base, cultural and environmental groups in the University. The Chaplaincy Board works closely with Student Services Unit and plays an important role in students’ welfare through support and encouragement as well as meeting students to discuss their emotional, spiritual and academic issues. Confidentiality is the hallmark of the Chaplaincy Board.
HOW TO APPLY

Application Forms can be obtained from Ecobank and Access Bank. For further information about the application, please contact:

Helen Arkorful (Mrs.)
Dean of the Evening School
University of Professional Studies, Accra
Ghana

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The Academic Director
University of Professional Studies, Accra
P. O. Box LG149, Legon

Ghana

Tel: +233 (0302) 500722, 500723

Fax: +233-0302-501174

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