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23-Sep-2018  
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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.

This is because of the lack of infrastructure to accommodate the high number of students wanting to pursue university education.

The University of Ghana has consequently initiated a move to seek partnership to put up new residential facilities on campus within the next two years.

This, will help to increase students housing stock, the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, has stated.

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 Saturday September 22, 2018.

He said of the 11,216 registered freshmen, although 7,289 were entitled to residence only 2,488 of them representing 34 per cent had been offered accommodation. Of the figure 1,227 are female and rest male.

“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.

Admissions

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 per cent of the total applications received.

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.

Of that number the university was able to admit 734 applicants of which 306 students of various nationalities had successfully registered.
 
 
Source: GNA
 
 

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