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The UPSA Library has a unique collection of a balanced blend of both academic and professional reading and research materials that supports the University’s mission of producing scholars and professionals.The UPSA Library is at the central nerve of the University. To enable it play the very important role it performs in the academic life on campus, the Library has been segmented into two branches which perform similar functions but in different locations.


The main library which is designated for undergraduate and post graduate students as well as lectures is located on the first floor of the old Administration / Library Block. The post graduate library, which is also designated for postgraduate students as well as lecturers, is also located on the graduate floor of the old Lecture block.The UPSA Library, with its rich and diverse collection of materials serves the teaching and researchneeds of administrative staff and students as well as other clienteles.



The Journal of Business Research (JBR) is an International journal published by the University of Professional Studies in collaboration with relevant professional and academic institutions. The JBR is a bi - yearly refereed publication.

The Journal of Business Research seeks to promote and disseminate knowledge in the various disciplines of Management, Accounting, Marketing and other related disciplines which address issues of concern to business and commerce particularly in developing economies.

Call for Papers

The Journal of Business Research regularly publishes call for papers to the general public inviting scholars and academics to present papers on key areas of research in business.
Book Launch

Each edition of the JBR is launched and copies of the journal is made available at the university's book shop and at the library as well.

Click to view Journal of Business Research page


To use sports and games to make Staff and Students physical fit mentally alert, socially wholesome and emotionally sound individuals.



  1. To provide and make available sports facilities and equipment to Staff and Students for recreational purpose.
  2. To endeavour to initiate sports programmes to take care of the individual difference of Staff and Students.
  3. To provide high quality sports men and women capable of winning Gold medals during sports competitions.
  4. To sustain the interest of Staff and Students in sports activities.


  1. Train students to compete in all disciplines during Intra and Inter-Departmental sports and games.
  2. Provide opportunity to qualified sports men and women during Inter-Departmental sports and games to take part in GUSA games.
  3. Provide year round sports activities for Staff and Students.
  4. Provide opportunities for sports men and women develop their skills to an excellent level.
  5. Create a link with the security services to help very good sports men and women gain employment after completing their programmes on campus.



  1. The use of the basketball, volley ball and tennis courts shall be opened to students of U.P.S.A between the hours of 6:00 am – 10:30 am and 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm on Monday to Friday.  On Saturday, the time shall be 5:30 am – 10:30 am and 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm.
  2. Sports equipment/supplies such as basketballs, volleyballs, tennis balls, tennis Rackets, stop watches, table tennis board/stands etc, shall be signed for, in the inventory book by a student leader before delivery and signed again on returned of equipment/supplies.
  3. Any student who willfully or negligently causes damage to the sports facilities, equipment and supplies will pay for such damage or buy the same type of equipment/supplies damaged.
  4.  Littering the facility, smoking, drinking of alcoholic beverages, use of illegal drugs, excessive noise making, fighting, use of abusive language are not permitted within the sports facilities.  The principal coach reserves the right to suspend any student who goes contrarily to this rule for a period of one month.
  5. For the safety of students, appropriate trainers/shoes shall be worn at all times. Students are advised to wear suitable clothing and protective devices at all times as a pre-requisite for sports performance/training.
  6. Hall tutors and sports sub-committees of the different halls shall be responsible for the training and selection of sports men and women for inter-hall games/athletics competition.  Those who gain qualification into the institute’s sports team shall be trained by qualified technical team headed by the principal coach.  Training schedules shall be designed for the use of the sports facilities at the hall level.
  7.  Students shall be responsible for the safe keeping of their valuable items such as jewellery, mobile phones, cash etc.  The University shall not be liable for the lost of such items within the sports facilities.
  8.   Students are prohibited from using senior members training facilities such as the gymnasium, massage parlour, tennis court, lounge, changing room, viewing terrace, snooker and offices.  Nevertheless, students who qualify to compete for the University shall be allowed to use the gymnasium under the strict supervision of the principal coach.
  9. Students with special health problems such as asthma, diabetes etc should declare their status for the appropriate work out schedules designed for them.
  10. Students would be required to produce identification before allowed the usage of the sports facilities.
  11. Sports sub-committee of the halls shall be responsible for the First Aid box to attend to minor injuries during training sessions. Major injuries shall be referred to the University’s clinic and the cost charged to the hall.
  12. Sports sub-committee of the halls shall be responsible for the procurement of sport equipment / supplies needed for training prior to sports competitions.
  13. The dean of students / heads of department shall be adequately informed in a written letter to exempt sports men / women representing the institute at major sports festivals from quiz and assignments and to organize special quiz and assignment at a later date to be decided by the lecturer.














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1.)   Inter- Hall/Hostel games (all games)

2.)   Departmental/SRC week Inter-Hall games & Round one 1. League matches

VC’s Day of Sports

3.)   Inter- Hall/Hostel Cross-Country race & Round two 2 League matches.

4.)   Inter-Hall Athletics & Round three 3 League matches

5.)   Akwaaba Inter-Hall/hostel Games-Fresh students & Round four 4 League matches.

6.)   23rd GUSA Cross-country Race - UPSA

7.)   Round five 5 League matches.

8.)   Games for Graduate students/Weekend School & Round Six League matches

9.)   8th MINI GUSA games - KNUST

Sports Complex

Sports Complex

Sports Complex

Sports Complex

Sports Complex

Sports Complex


Sports Complex

 Sports Complex




Industrial Relations Department was established in the University in 2005 and mandated to advocate for stronger relations with Industries, Professional Institutions Associations and similar bodies in academia.

The Department was also tasked to take care of students’ Internships/Practical Attachment needs and other related manpower issues of the University as follows:


  1. Internship / practical attachment training management

The University’s Administration, as part of its academic requirements, places students with various business houses and firms for a minimum period of two (2) months to enable them obtain practical industrial experience in their respective fields of training during the long vacation.

Internship/Training is organized for students as follows:

  • At the end of level 100 for tertiary diploma students
  • At the end of level 300 for undergraduate students
  • Students of professional programmes.

Undergraduate and Tertiary Diploma Students’ internships are on scoring basis whilst those of Professional Students’ are non-scoring.

All students are expected to submit a written report after the internship period.

  • Scoring Internship Reports are assessed by qualified assessors and marks are awarded to meet the required credit hours.
  • Non-scoring Internship Reports are kept in the student’s personal files for future reference.

Guidelines for report writing:

Guidelines for report writing are obtained from the Industrial Relations Office to guide students in presenting standard reports.

  1. Coordination of all national service activities:

  • Submission of UPSA Final Year Students’ lists to the National Service Headquarters for posting.
  • Requisition of prospective Service Personnel to serve in UPSA (This is done in consultation with Management)
  • Posting of personnel to the various Departments/Units/Sections
  • General supervision of Service Personnel in the University.
  1. Protocol matters

Responsible for protocol matters of the Institute such as;

  • Visa procurement
  • Booking of flight
  • Travel Insurance
  • Ticketing
  • Matriculation and Graduation protocol issues
  • Management of visitors (External Examiners, Visiting Lectures etc)
  • General Protocol Services.
  1. Academic research letters

Responsible for Issuing of all Academic Research letters to students for their research works.

  1. Any other related matters


For further information, contact the Industrial Relations Officer of the University

Tel. 0302-500171/5001723
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The University’s Counselling Unit is part of the Students Services, and our aim is to enable students achieve their academic and personal goals by providing confidential counselling and support for any difficulties encountered while at UPSA.


  • Professional -We abide by international framework for ethical practice in counseling.
  • Accessible – We are open to all members of the university regardless of ethnic, religious background, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status.
  • Confidential -Nothing disclosed to a counsellor will get to a third party without your permission.
  • Services are free of charge.


  • Academic/Career Counselling
  • Personal-Social Counselling
  • Marriage and Family Counselling
  • Group Counselling
  • Referral to others services
  • Organization of Workshops, Seminars and Talk Sessions.
  • Research on relevant Counselling issues.


  • Problems with study e.g. poor concentration and  fear of failure
  • Difficulties in relationships.
  • Bereavement
  • Self-harm
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Eating Problems / Eating Disorders
  • Alcoholism
  • Financial Problems
  • Managing transitions e.g. Settling into the University life
  • Concerns about sexuality, sexual orientation and gender identity


South Wing (Rooms 17, 22 & 24)

0241843855, 0240150540, 0244 509 521

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The Gender Unit has been established to support female students in their effort towards successful completion of their studies. The Unit aims at providing Gender Related Services to students.


The Unit is concerned with the following Gender based issues such as:

  •  Pregnancy and examinations
  • Harassments, drug and substance abuse
  • Discrimination
  • Sexual assault, rape or attempted rape cases
  • Bullying
  • Psychological harassment
  • Stalking
  • Intimidation, and any other form of violence against women.


The Unit also offers counselling services to all students, both females and males on gender related issues.


  • Explanation of Gender Policies to students
  • Organizing and supporting female student clubs
  • Arranging trainings in gender awareness, assertiveness, and in other relevant issues
  • Empowering female students towards success in their studies. To this end, it organizes different life skills trainings/workshops and gender awareness programs that aim at easing campus life for female students.

Students should collaborate with the Gender Officer to file their complaints for necessary action.



Assistant Registrar (Gender Issues)



Mobile no:  0244  509  521








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Postal Address: P.O.Box LG 149, Accra – Ghana
Tel numbers:  +233 302 500 171, +233 302 500 722, +233 302 500 723
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