UCC Arrangements for Completion of 2019/2020 Academic Year

“UCC Arrangements for Completion of 2019/2020 Academic Year”

The University of Cape Coast (UCC) has issued the arrangements for the completion of the second semester of the 2019/2020 academic year.

Further to the earlier notice on the resumption of academic work issued by Management on 9th April, 2020 and the recent directive by the President on the re-opening of Schools/Universities, the University of Cape Coast will re-open to final year students on Monday, 15th June, 2020.

The detailed programme outline for re-opening is as follows:

Detailed Programme outline for re-opening
1Reopening/ReportingMonday, 15th June, 2020
2Education/Orientation on COVID-19 Measures and ProtocolsTuesday, 16th June, 2020Wednesday, 17th June, 2020
3Tutorials/ Practicals/ Continuous AssessmentThursday, 18th June, 2020Friday, 3rd July, 2020
4RevisionMonday, 6th July, 2020Friday, 10th July, 2020
5End-of-Semester ExaminationMonday, 13th July, 2020Friday, 24th July, 2020
6Students Go DownSaturday, 25th July, 2020
7Deadline for Submission of Project Work/ Long EssayFriday, 21st August, 2020 (Departments may extend deadline up to a maximum period of one month)

The University of Cape Coast has put in place the following COVID-19 measures and protocols to ensure the safety of staff, students and, University community:
i.    Disinfection and fumigation of the Halls of Residence, the library and, academic areas.
ii.    Accommodation of final year students in the Halls of Residence (a maximum of two students to a room). Students who have special cases justifying their stay in self rented hostels during the period would be considered on the merit of each case.
iii.    Provision of veronica buckets, soaps and hand sanitizers at entry points to the facilities (Halls, Library, and all Academic areas)
iv.    Taking of temperature of students before entry at all facilities (Halls, Library, and all Academic areas).
v.    Special Room (at least ten rooms in each Hall) to be reserved for quarantine and management by the University’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Taskforce.
vi.    Making available to staff and students, hotlines to the University’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Taskforce.
vii.    Wearing of nose masks at the Halls, the Library and, all Academic areas. The Halls would provide two (2) masks to their students.
viii.    Use of only large lecture theatres for revision, tutorial and, examinations to ensure strict observance of the social distancing protocol
ix.    Dean of Students to engage student leaders on how to practicalize the measures outlined above.
x.    Halls will provide additional details peculiar to the halls.
Students would be required to adhere to the following COVID-19 measures and protocols:

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1.    No mask, no entry policy
2.    No movement to other Halls
3.    Students will have their temperature taken before entering into facilities like Halls, Library, and all academic areas
4.    No church services and other social gatherings
5.    Students must come with their ID cards, since they will need them to enter the halls, library, and all academic areas.
Further details will be communicated to students through their portals.

All are to take note and abide by the guidelines for our collective safety.

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