The Governing Council and the Executive Management of Academic City University College, Ghana, has announced a blend of virtual and physical teaching, and learning methods for the commencement of the 2020/2021 academic year. The communique, sent from the office of the university’s President, Prof. Fred McBagonluri reads as follows:
“The past few months have been a challenge for the global community. Like all global institutions, we are increasingly coming to terms with this new normal that was unleashed by COVID -19. We hope that you and your loved ones are safe. As we approach another semester, we thought of reconnecting with the ACity Family. Hence, on behalf of the ACity Governing Council and Executive Team, we would like to share with our community our first semester 2020 resumption plans.”
“We would like to assure you that we are closely monitoring the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic and following the guidance and recommendations of Government and public health agencies. As the situation continues to evolve, our top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of the ACity Community.”
Outlining the university’s reopening strategy, Prof. McBagonluri stated “Most classes for the semester will start online, but with a hybrid component for Engineering students. Engineering students will have access to Workshops and Laboratories for their practical work. All other Campus facilities will remain closed until further notice. All our students will have access to the ACITY+ digital campus, to ensure easy remote registration, as well as seamless connection and engagement with Faculty.”
To this end, the schedule for the semester will proceed as follows:
- Continuing Students will begin the semester on 7th September, 2020
- New Students intake for the 1st semester will tentatively start from Mid- November 2020
- New Students intake for the Spring semester will start in January 2021(definitive date to be communicated at a later).
Communication on the first semester and resumption protocols will remain an on-going process. The university will continue to monitor the situation closely and will make the necessary updates to reflect current national and international guidelines and directives.
“Our priority remains the health and safety of our community, followed by our commitment to experiential and skill-based practical learning to educate future-ready leaders. We look forward to welcoming you all on campus. Please remain safe and vigilant.”