The Residence and Academic Boards of the University of Ghana have decided not to extend deadline for residential and academic registrations respectively, effective next academic year.
Revealing this to the General Assembly of the Student Representative Council of the University of Ghana during his last state of the SRC address, the President of the Council, Davis Ohene Fobi explained that the University believes extension of deadlines for registration inconveniences the University a lot.
He explained that the University is unable to account for the number of empty beds early and to declare them vacant for students to apply for them. According to him, the management of Hilla Liman Hall for instance reported about 400 unnoticed vacant beds which was due to the extension of deadline for registration.
The president however promised the house that steps have been taken to improve upon the Yi Bi Boa Scholarship Scheme. According to him benefactors of the scheme for next academic year will enjoy GHC 1,100 each unlike the GHC 361 that was given to students last academic year. He also stated that a total of 109 students will be on the Yi Bi Boa Scholarship next academic year of which 69 will be renewals and 40 will be new applicants.
He made these revelations at the last general assembly meeting of the 2015/2016 SRC administration which saw the dissolution of the house. The president and his executives are expected to hand over power to the newly elected president of the SRC, Esinam Afi Seade and her executives on Monday, 23rd May 2016 at the Great Hall during the SRC’s Excellence awards ceremony.