15th February, 2019
The Centre for International Education and Collaboration (CIEC) of the University of Professional Studies Accra (UPSA) has hosted the University’s international students at a cocktail reception. The students are from Serbia, Nigeria, Benin, Togo and Cote d'Ivoire.
The reception provided the students not only with the opportunity to mingle with one another, but also to receive information about their stay at the University, as well as issues pertaining to immigration and consular services.
According to Acting Dean of CIEC, Dr. Kweku Rockson, who welcomed the students, the University was delighted that they had chosen UPSA as their preferred university in Ghana and hoped that they would make the best out of the opportunity.
Speaking on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Charles Barnor, Pro-Vice-Chancellor encouraged the students to make time to study as they enjoy their stay on campus and the country as well.
"What defines UPSA is the policy systems that are in place. You will enjoy the environment, student life and relationships that you build, but above all, UPSA will require you to excel in your studies, because we don't comprise on the quality here," he said.
He again assured the students that their lecturers and Management will do everything possible to make their stay pleasurable.
A representative of the Ghana Immigration Service, Chief Superintendent Daniel Fiaglo, educated the students on regulations of foreign nationals in the country. He also advised them on the need to get a student permit to be legally accepted in the country while encouraging them to pay their residential permits regularly.
The reception was also attended by the Vice-Dean of CIEC, Dr Koryoe Anim-Wright, Mr Geoffrey Gle, the Acting Director of the Public Affairs Directorate and representatives from the Ghana Immigration Service and the Student’s Representative Council (SRC) as well as some staff of the University.