Out of a total of 43,215 applications received, the University of Ghana was able to admit 28,149 students for the 2018/2019 academic year, representing about 65
per cent of the total applications received .
The University of Ghana has consequently initiated a move to seek
He indicated that providing accommodation for all fresh students had always been a challenge although the university in recent times had put up a number of new halls of residence to augment the accommodation provided by the traditional halls.
Prof. Owusu was speaking at the 2018/2019 matriculation ceremony for newly admitted students to the university on
He said of the 11,216 registered freshmen, although 7,289 were entitled to residence only 2,488 of them representing 34
“This clearly indicates an improvement in female-male ratio trend from 40:60 to 49:50. The university will continue to strive towards achieving the 50:50 ratio or better,” he added.
The Vice-Chancellor submitted that the university continued to invest in providing accommodation and improve the living conditions in the various halls of residence by rehabilitating the halls, improving the water supply situation, providing internet service and ensuring adequate security.
The university received a total of 43,215 undergraduate applications for the 2018/2019 academic year but was able to admit 28,149 which constitutes about 65
Of the number admitted, 11,216 students have registered for programmes at all the university campuses.
On graduate admissions, the Vice-Chancellor said in the 2018/2019 academic year, the university received a total of 8,106 applications but was able to offer admission to 2,462 applicants.
Touching on international students’ admission, Prof. Owusu noted that the university continued to attach great importance to the presence of international students on the various campuses and as such the university received 2,537 international applications for the 2018/2019 academic year.
Adhere to rules
Prof. Owusu urged the students to be obedient to the school authorities as well as adhere to its rules and regulations to avoid sanctions.
He stressed that “you must begin to own the institution and make sure that whatever you do or say remains a compliment to the development of the university.”
The Registrar of the university,
She had earlier in her welcoming remarks taken the students through other matriculation ceremonies for students in the distance and sandwich programmes and other programmes during the academic year.
She wished the students well in their new environment and asked them to strive for academic excellence.
One of the fresh students,
He urged his colleagues to put up the best of