As we approach the end of the Michaelmas term, I know many of you have questions about the Lent term and when you can return to campus. As you will no doubt be aware, earlier in the summer the President of Ghana announced that universities will be allowed to open, with students attending campus from January 2021.
In accordance with the Presidential announcement, I am pleased to confirm that Lancaster University Ghana will be permitting students back on to campus from next month. However, Covid19 still poses a risk to students, staff and the wider community. Therefore, in order to minimise that risk and ensure the safety of all it has been decided that a number of safety measures be put in place and that a blended learning approach will be adopted for the delivery of the Lent Term. This means that some of your programme will be delivered on campus and some of it will continue to be delivered online. Please contact your programme lecturers for further details of when you will be expected to attend classes.
It has now been nine months since the pandemic forced universities in Ghana and around the world to close their doors and transfer their programmes to online delivery. It has undoubtedly been a challenging time for all of us, but I am immensely proud of the way in which the students and staff of LUG responded to that challenge. Students continued to attend their online classes, engaged with their lecturers and successfully sat exams, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your hard work, patience, understanding and above all your continued commitment.
I look forward to seeing you back on campus soon and wish each and every one of you a safe and happy Christmas, and a healthy and successful new year.
Professor Malcolm Peter McIver
Provost, Lancaster University Ghana
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