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To use sports and games to make Staff and Students physical fit mentally alert, socially wholesome and emotionally sound individuals.
SPORTS ACTIVITIES FOR FIRST SEMESTER OF 2018/2019 ACADEMIC YEAR
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
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:
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:
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.
Guidelines for report writing are obtained from the Industrial Relations Office to guide students in presenting standard reports.
Responsible for protocol matters of the Institute such as;
Responsible for Issuing of all Academic Research letters to students for their research works.
For further information, contact the Industrial Relations Officer of the University
South Wing (Rooms 17, 22 & 24)
0241843855, 0240150540, 0244 509 521
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:
The Unit also offers counselling services to all students, both females and males on gender related issues.
Students should collaborate with the Gender Officer to file their complaints for necessary action.
MRS. PATIENCE ARABA MBA
Assistant Registrar (Gender Issues)
SOUTH WING ROOM 17,
NEW ADMNISTRATION BLOCK
Mobile no: 0244 509 521
Candidates will not be admitted into an Examination Hall thirty (30) minutes after the start of the Examination.
The Unit shares offices with the Students Service Unit, located in the Lecture Block Complex (LBC) Ground Floor, Room 108/109. The University does not give direct financial assistance or loan to students, however, through the Financial Aid outfit, offers financial assistance in various forms. These include:
A. Administrative support in the form of introductory letters, recommendations to students seeking financial assistance from corporate organizations, Religious bodies, Municipal and District Assemblies, MP Common Fund, individuals philanthropists, N.G.Os and endorsement of financial aid application forms.
B. Facilitating the assessment of loans by students from the Students Loan Trust Fund (SLTF)
THE STUDENTS LOAN TRUST FUND (SLTF) is an agency under the Ministry of Education, responsible for disbursing subsidised loans to Ghanaian students pursuing accredited tertiary programmes in accredited tertiary institutions and recover same from beneficiaries upon completion.
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE LOAN
• Obtain a SSNIT number
• Find ONE guarantor
• Open an e-zwich account
• Log on to www.sltf.gov.gh to apply
WHO QUALIFIES TO GUARANTEE?
• A SSNIT Contributor who has at least 3 years of contribution
• A Metropolitan, Municipal or a District Assembly (MMDA)
• A Religious Body (Christian, Moslem, etc) which body should have been in existence for at least 10 years and has a national presence
• A Corporate Organisation listed on the GSE or in the ‘Ghana Club 100’ companies
MODE OF DISBURSEMENT
• Means Testing is used to determine the amount of loan for an applicant
• Half the allocated amount is disbursed each semester
Contact: SLTF, UPSA: 0302 923 928/0501 402 579 OR visit the Fund’s office at AB9 on UPSA Campus.
C. TERTIARY EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP TRUST (TEST) FOR GHANA
Test for Ghana is a foreign funded (UK) scholarship managed by Ghanaian Board of Trustees and applicable in most tertiary institutions in Ghana.
Mode of Application:
Log on to www.testforghana.com for the application forms.
Applications are opened from February to June and August each year.
STUDENTS SERVICE OFFICE
Financial aid services provided includes:
The University of Professional Studies is a cute and ultra modern campus that is still seeing more improvement. By its very nature, students do not need any transportation facilities to move around campus. The campus is well lit by night giving students the security they need to go about their activities. The school is surrounded by such other institutions like the University of Ghana, Trinity Theological Seminary, Ideal College, the Ghana Book Trust and the very popular Asanka Locals Restaurant.
The school has within its environment the Access bank, located just behind it’s administration block on campus to undertake all forms of payments and transactions for it’s students. However, within about seven hundred metres radius to the school are a number of banks and ATM facilities of some other banks. They include the Ghana Commercial Bank, Fidelity Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Barclays Bank, Agricultural Development Bank and Ecobank.
To open an account as a foreign student, the banks requires photocopy of student’s admission letter, introduction letter from the school, copy of travel passport and in rare instances, prove of residential address.
There is a hostel complex underway to solve the campus accommodation problem, which includes a spacious facility for learning. In the meantime there are a number of hostel facilities around campus. These facilities are categorised into international, standard and affordable hostels.
The international standard hostels comprise of different categories of apartments that are exclusively designed to meet the needs of students that have a taste for and can afford a leisure accommodation. These range from apartments for 1, 2, 3 or 4 persons in a room. Whiles some apartments are exclusive others have shared facilities (kitchen, toilets, baths, air conditioners etc). A few of the international standard hostels have shuttle facilities that transport students to and from school on a daily basis. For details concerning cost, contact and view of facilities, please contact the following accommodators:
The second category of hostels considered as standard are relatively inexpensive as compared to the international standard ones. They have similar facilities as the international standard hostels but are in suburbs that are relatively not as standard as the international ones. Most of these hostels are around campus. For details concerning cost, contact and view of facilities, please contact the following accommodators:
Kate Ventures +233-(0)208152019/ (0)266 445 782
Am Main Hostel
Heavens Gate Hostel
The Low cost or corner side hostels which are relatively inexpensive are also dotted in the suburb of the school’s location. Most of these are shared rooms ranging from 2 to 6 students per room depending on the size. Beds are not shared though other facilities like kitchen, bath etc are shared by students. They include
Shopping is almost always fun for students in many tertiary institutions worldwide. The school is yet to set up a shopping mall to the benefit of its students. Awaiting this, a private shopping mall by name Quick & Fine supermarket and some eateries are located inside the enclave of the Engen filling station as well as one near completion opposite the University,
Besides these, students can shop from the Madina Township within which the school is located. If one has a quest for international standard shopping malls with an array of international products, the A& C shopping mall and Accra shopping Mall will be immensely beneficial. Both malls though not exactly located in the Madina Township, are averagely 10 minutes drive from campus.
There are also a lot of corner shops within the Madina Township where the school is located. These have been very popular options for shopping to many students both local and international.
The Madina market, which serves the shopping needs of the people of Madina could also be of help to students wanting to shop, especially for local African and for that matter Ghanaian foodstuff.
There are two private restaurant operators within campus who serve both local and continental dishes. If you have never tasted a Ghanaian meal, your first meal in Ghana should be at Mama Lit, Tasty Treats Restaurants and others right on campus. Right off campus is the well known Asanka Local Restaurant noted for its delicious Ghanaian dishes. Opposite Asanka locals is the Red lobster restaurant which serves both local and continental dishes. In the stated restaurants, a plate of food goes for averagely between GHC 3.00 to GHC5.00. There are also a number of food joints around campus known popularly in Ghana as Chop Bars. These bars do not have fixed prices for their meals, thus the quantity served depends on the order of the customer.
Moving in and out of campus may require the use of transport services depending on how far one is travelling. It is not at all risky to travel on foot if the distance is not much. However, if a student wishes to travel distances within the Accra area or beyond, there will be the need for transport services.
In Ghana, there are options with regards transportation. Students could opt for private commercial buses that are always almost available. These buses known in the local parlance as “Trotro” are relatively cheaper. On the average, a distance of 3 Kilometres will cost thirty Ghana pesewa (GHC 00.30)
Students can also make use of passenger taxis that sits not more than 4 passengers at a time. These cabs are relatively expensive than the “Trotro”. A distance of 3 Kilometres with a passenger Taxi will cost averagely about sixty Ghana pesewa (GHC 00.60)
Students also have the choice of making use of the services of hired taxis. These are quite expensive and the charges depend on the distance covered and the passenger’s ability to bargain.
The school is gradually emerging as a force to reckon with in respect to sports within the Ghanaian tertiary arena. The school has to its credit, a soccer pitch, a basketball court, a volley ball court and other indoor sporting facilities like table tennis.
Accra is a busy city by night, especially at weekends. Students have a variety of pubs around the Madina area where they may hang out. For funs of night clubs, the Padees night club is only 12 minutes drive from campus. There are also such Night Clubs as Boomerang, Aphrodisiac, Collisium, Neighbourhood, Jokers, Warehouse, Timberland, Yegola, Oops etc, which are averagely 20 – 30 minutes drive from campus, depending on the Club in question.
Ghana is a multi–cultural society stemming from the fact that, the country is made up of many tribal groupings. There is however a commonality that runs through these groups – love for all especially visitors. Thus it is common to be greeted by people who have never known or seen you. This aspect of the Ghanaian culture has transcended to such an extent impacting positively for foreigners. Thus a foreigner will rarely miss his or her way in Ghana since it is part of the Ghanaian culture to give directions to people and for that matter visitor who may have missed their ways to their destinations.
These festivals are celebrated in different months in the country. This makes Ghana an all year round country with regards to our festivals and for that matter our culture. Students will always have the opportunity of visiting these festival grounds whiles in the country.
The school has a health post that takes care of all clinical cases concerning students. All students are given free medical care at the clinic.
Students will be picked up from the airport or coach station by prior arrangement with the International Affairs Unit of the school. Students who wish to be picked up must inform the International Affairs Unit at least a month before arrival. Officers’ of the unit will be available at the arrival point to pick up such students. Please note that, this attracts extra a cost.
The wellbeing of students at the institute is very important to us. In light of this the International Affairs Unit is the focal point for assisting all international students. The help and advice that we give can be quite varied and covers issues such as immigration, personal concerns and academic difficulties. Being attended to at the International Affairs Unit is not by Appointment. Students can come to the Unit within the working hours of 8:30 am to 4:30pm from Monday to Friday.
The Ghana Immigration Service is the frontline agency responsible for the entry, residence and employment of foreign nationals in Ghana in accordance with the provision of the Immigration Act (Act 573), 2000.
Subject to the conditions of the Immigration Act any person who is seeing to enter into Ghana;
a) Must be in possession of a valid passport or other travel document and valid visa to enter Ghana where applicable.
b) Must have been exempted from obtaining a visa to enter Ghana.
c) Must have his name endorsed upon a visa and is in the company of the holder or the visa.
d) Must have applied and been granted an emergency entry permit; or
e) Must have been admitted to diplomatic status by the Government of Ghana.
A visa may be obtained from Ghana Embassies/High Commissions, Consulates or other Embassies authorized by the Government of Ghana to issue visas on her behalf.
Emergency Entry Permit valid for 14 days may be obtained where on application has been filed on behalf of the foreign national by other national’s host with the Director of Immigration indicating;
a) Please note that applicants must satisfy the conditions that the distance between their place of abode and the Ghana Consular office should be such that the impromptu nature of your journey could not make it possible for them to travel to the office for a visa;
b) That the applicant (s) is proceeding to Ghana at a short notice for business transactions;
c) That the applicant is a guest of the Government or a member of a delegation which is coming to Ghana at the instance of the Government at short notice, or
d) That the entry permit of an applicant who is a person resident in Ghana has expired while the applicant was outside Ghana.
Having obtained the requisite visa, visitors must satisfy the Immigration officer on arrival that;
i. He is genuinely seeking entry for a limited period as stated by him.
ii. He will leave Ghana at the end of the period granted him.
iii. He will not take up any employment while on visitor’s permit.
iv. He does not intend studying in any school.
v. He will not be of public charge.
Before his entry is allowed at the point of entry a maximum of 60 days stay (90 days in the Case of ECOWAS nationals) is granted. The extension of the duration of the stay is allowed provided that the approving officer is convinced that conditions set above have been met.
Visitors may abide by the following procedure in their application for extension or stay.
Please note that employment is restricted while on visitor’s permit.
1. Evidence (proof) of citizenship;
(a) Birth Certificate or,
(b) Certificate of Registration/ Naturalization or
(c) Old passport or
(d) Statutory Declaration by applicant’s parents or
(e) An affidavit by head of applicant’s family
2. A completed application form (obtainable at any Post Office in Ghana)
3. Four (4) current passport size photographs (Not more than six (6) months old)
4.Evidence of profession where applicable
5. Marriage Certificate (Married Women who want to use their spouse’s name)
6. Applicants with one foreign parent are required to attach copies of their Ghanaian parent’s passport to their application.
7. Applicants with foreign Birth Certificates are required to provide evidence of arrival in Ghana and also translated birth certificates in other languages into English.
8. Fee: ¢100,000 or GH¢10.00 subject to yearly review.
Prospective travellers must note that the possession of the appropriate documents does not confer a right of entry. Travellers may be refused entry into Ghana if they fall within the category of prohibited immigrants and if they do not satisfy Immigration requirements at the point of entry. The Service will not be financially liable for their repatriation. The carrier, master or agent of the aircraft, vessel, and vehicle will be wholly or severally responsible for his immediate removal from Ghana and carrier liability will be extracted where applicable.
Ghana entry visa is an authority or permit issued to foreigners who wish or desire to enter into, or transit through Ghana’s territory.
The basic objectives of Ghana’s Entry visa policy are:
• To facilitate the entry of genuine travelers while managing the associated risks; and
• To contribute to building strong international links, promoting tourism, investment, and addressing skills shortages
According to the applicant’s identity, purpose of visit and type of passport, the Ghana entry visa falls into two main categories, namely diplomatic and ordinary visas.
Diplomatic visas are issued to members of the diplomatic or consular services of a foreign country who are duly accredited to Ghana by the government of the country concerned i.e. Ambassadors, High Commissioners, Public Ministers, Career Diplomats or Consular Officers etc.
Officials of International Organizations who are entitled to diplomatic privileges by, or under the provisions of any enactment, such as the United Nations and its specialized Agencies, World Bank officials on official duty or assignment in Ghana.
Members of immediate families of these categories are also granted diplomatic visas – These are coded as A1, A2, A3, and are issued gratis.
These are issued to several sub-categories of visitors on business, tourism or holidays, temporary employment, transit etc. etc. These are coded to determine the type or nature of visit.
The most common ones are:
B-1 – Business visa.
B-2 – Holiday/Tourist Visa
C-1; C-2 – Transit Visa
D – Crew Visa
F-1; F-2 – Student Visa
H-1 to H-4 – Temporary Workers Visa
Etc, etc, etc
Please note that as with any nation, Ghana’s immigration laws may change without notice.
All foreigners seeking permission to enter Ghana require Ghana entry visa unless otherwise exempted. The visa should be endorsed on valid passport or travel documents issued by competent national or international authorities and recognized by the Government of Ghana.
a) Ghana entry visas are obtainable from any Ghana Embassy, High Commission or Consulate abroad. Where Ghana has no Consular or Diplomatic representation entry visa may be issued on arrival, if the Director of Immigration has prior notification from travelers or their sponsors or hosts. This visa also referred to as an emergency visa is valid for fourteen (14) days within which period the prospective traveler should have embarked on the journey.