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Most international students have been stranded in Ghana since the borders were closed on March 21, 2020. They are still cooped up on campuses awaiting government directives.  

International students through their president at KNUST in an interview with Citi TV, Monday, 21 July, bemoaned the silence of the government on academic schedule for the resumption of the next academic year which normally begins in the middle of August.

Mr. Enyindah Increase, the President of the KNUST chapter of the Association made it clear that the uncertainties had deprived them of any proper planning.

“We would want to know when universities will be allowed to resume academic activities for a new academic year because come to think about it because continuing students wouldn’t want to go home if the new academic year is going to resume in August or September, they just like to wait it out here. But then here lies the situation the school might even resume somewhere around January or sometime next year, so they wouldn’t want to be here for that long, they will be comfortable waiting this out at home, in their home country.”

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Mr. Enyindah Increase reckoned that universities on their own cannot make that decision without Government involvement. He, therefore, appealed to the government to give a time frame on the resumption of academic activities so continuing students will know the next line of action.

He further added that International students across the country will appreciate it if the Government work closely with the universities to provide a time frame so they could communicate to their students when academic work will resume.

Most of the international students stuck on the campuses of various universities have been catered for by the institutions and some government agencies over the lockdown period.

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Source: hypercitigh.com | Prince Kofi Guadzi 

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