Management of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) has introduced a new booking system at the UPSA Hostel following a revision of the academic calendar ahead of the 2020/2021 academic year.
According to a communique cited by Univers News and signed by the Deputy Director, Business Development Centre, Robert Gyeke-Darko on behalf of the Director of the Business and Development Committee, the decision is to accommodate the new COVID-19 pandemic and protocols.
According to Management, earlier reservations made by students have been canceled following the revision of the academic calendar.
“Notice is hereby given that management of the UPSA Hostel has CANCELLED the earlier beds reservation by levels 300 and 400 degree and diploma level 200 Students. The above decision is as a result of revision of the 2020/2021 Academic Year calendar by the University authority,” Management said.
The new booking system will see two batches take turns to accommodate the rooms.
The first batch which will include Level 400 Degree Students, Level 100 Diploma and Degree Students. The booking will commence from Tuesday 8th to Friday 11th December, 2020 for Level 400 Degree Students ONLY and Tuesday 15th to Friday 18th December, 2020 for ONLY Diploma and Degree level 100 Students.
The second batch of students will also include Continuing and top up degree levels 300 and 200 and diploma level 200. The bookings of room from this group of persons is expected to open on Tuesday 9th February to Friday 12th February, 2021.
Each batch is expected to stay for a maximum of seven (7) weeks including an additional week for examination.
This new arrange, according to Management, is only applicable for the first semester ONLY. Students were also cautioned that “securing a bed in the first (1st) semester does not automatically mean a student will secure the bed for the second (2nd) semester”.
However, for the second-semester “Booking date(s), duration of stay and amount to pay for the second(2nd) semester of the 2020/2021 academic year, would be announced later”.