In an effort to protect the safety and wellbeing of its community, Lancaster University Ghana will be suspending on-campus classes and activities from the 16th of March 2020. This is following the Ghanaian Government’s recent directive to all Educational Institutions after six COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the country.
The community is advised to avoid gathering in large groups, and to observe prescribed social distancing and good personal hygiene. Students and staff are also strongly advised to employ the basic protective measures advised by the WHO which includes washing hands frequently, covering the mouth and nose with tissue when coughing or sneezing, avoiding touching the eyes, nose and mouth, and maintaining at least a distance of 1 metre between themselves and anyone who is coughing, sneezing or has a fever. More detailed advice is available on this webpage. There are many myths surrounding this virus, and the WHO has created a page addressing these, which can be found here.
Students will continue to be able to access Lancaster University’s online library of resources, as well as keep in touch with their lecturers via email and through Moodle. In addition to this, all student support services will be available online as well.
Professor Malcolm McIver, Provost of Lancaster University Ghana, stressed on LUG’s commitment to providing the necessary support to the student and staff community during this time: “Please be assured that LUG remains committed to providing all of our students with the best possible education and to that end alternative methods of delivery are currently being put in place to ensure that. Fortunately, we had anticipated the Governments decision, and thanks to the forward planning of our management team we are confident that we will continue to meet the learning needs of our students and safeguard their wellbeing.”
Lancaster University Ghana is monitoring the situation and will communicate any further updates as necessary.
Whilst the university is closed, current students and parents who have any questions or queries can contact the Head of Student Affairs Department via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, our October intake is still ongoing and interested prospective students and parents can call 0209 607 008 or email email@example.com to make an inquiry about studying at Lancaster University Ghana.