COVID-19: ATU Extends Hospitality to International Students

The Vice-Chancellor (middle front row) flunked by some Directors and Heads of Departments in a group picture with the international students

The Vice-Chancellor of Accra Technical University, Prof. Samuel Nii Odai together with the Directorate of International Programmes and Institutional Cooperation (DIPIC) has met with the international student cohort of the University to appraise him of their livelihood and stay in the University.

In an interaction with the students on Tuesday, July 28 2020, at the University’s Council Chamber, the meeting was also an opportunity for the international students to put forth their concerns for clarification, and redress.

In light of this, the Vice-Chancellor diffused uncertainties surrounding examinations especially for final year students. He clarified that for the purpose of standardization, transparency and fairness, it was crucial that sit-down examinations were taken en masse and not in batches: one for international students and another for domestic students.

Extending a hand of benevolence to the students, they were each presented large tote bags of assorted groceries as a symbol of goodwill and a reinvigoration of the existing relationship between the University and the students. The timely package was also to shore up their feeding needs at a time when food supplies have increasingly become expensive due to the ravaging scourge of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The students who were full of praise for the University leadership for its thoughtfulness, thanked the Vice-Chancellor and his team for making them feel at home from home.

The Vice-Chancellor also took the opportunity to wish the final year students in the group well in their examinations. ‘‘Challenges are common. How we face it determines our tomorrow. Don’t let COVID-19 discourage you. He encouraged them’’.

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