The Management of the Accra-based Ashesi University says a free COVID-19 test will be conducted on students who wish to return to campus to start the second semester of the university’s 2020/2021 academic year.
The University in a blogpost sighted by Educationweb.com.gh on its website said this forms part of efforts to support the government in the fight against the novel virus to ensure a safe school reopening from 9th January 2021.
“Students who opt to return to campus will have to take a COVID-19 test, funded by the university, before moving in”, Ashesi stated.
This comes after President Akufo-Addo on Sunday, January 3 in his 21st televised nation’s address monitored by Educationweb.com.gh announced the reopening dates for universities and other tertiary institutions.
“Students in universities and other tertiary institutions are to be in school from Saturday, 9th January”, His Excellency stated.
Ashesi, however, said students who do not want to commence the second semester of the 2020/2021 academic year on campus can continue their online classes from home.