The Pro Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dora Edu-Buandoh has presented shopping vouchers and other items to international students of the University who are still staying on campus as a result of the closure of Ghana’s borders.
In addition, each student received a bottle of hand sanitizer, facemasks, and bags of sachet water.
In her remarks at the short presentation, Prof. Edu-Buandoh said the donation was to support the students to live a comfortable life whilst they stay on campus during the COVID-19 period. She explained that most of the international students could not go back to their respective countries following the closure of the University and the ban on travelling outside Ghana.
“Our international students have been on campus since the President announced the closure of educational institutions in the country and we are aware things have not been easy for you. That is why we have taken steps to support you with the shopping voucher to purchase some things you may need and other protective items to ensure your health and safety,” she noted.
The Pro Vice-Chancellor advised the students to observe all the precautionary measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. “You need to wash your hands with soap under running water frequently, use hand sanitizer when there is no water; maintain social distancing, and wear face masks” she added.
On their academic work, Prof. Edu-Buandoh urged them to actively participate in lectures on the e-learning platform and also study the materials provided for their various courses.
Present were the Dean of the Centre for International Education (CIE), Prof. Kwaku Boakye, Senior Assistant Registrar, Mrs. Juliana Audria Dankwa and some staff of CIE.