Ghana’s premier tertiary institution, the University of Ghana, has made strict adjustments to the policies regulating undergraduate students’ progression and withdrawal.
The school’s administration has established a 1.00 CGPA as the minimal standard for continuing enrollment.
In light of this, commencing with the 2023–2024 academic year, the tertiary institution will withdraw students from the Colleges of Basic and Applied Sciences, Education, and Humanities who have cumulative grade point averages (CGPA) below 1.00.
The Academic Affairs Directorate, in a student notice, wrote, “With reference to Section 9.26 of the University Regulations for Junior Members (2017), on receipt of grades for all registered courses for an academic year, undergraduate students who do not achieve the stipulated minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) for progression to the next level of study should be withdrawn from the university. Presently, the minimum CGPA prescribed for the above-listed colleges is 1.00.’’
The statement sighted by 1Family Radio also urged current level 200 and level 300 students to review their academic performance from their online provisional transcripts in their MISWeb. ’’
Current level 200 and level 300 students who have received exam results for all 2022–2023 registered courses and achieved a CGPA below the minimum required for their college should anticipate official withdrawal letters from the university via their official UG email addresses soon.
Per the statement, an immediate refund will be given to those who have already paid their tuition for the academic year 2023–2024.
The university acknowledged the crucial nature of the news, and it extended an invitation to any student in need of assistance to get in touch with the appropriate College Academic Affairs Office if they have any concerns or need assistance.
The adoption of these more stringent requirements underlines the University of Ghana’s persistent commitment to maintaining academic quality. Likewise, it serves as a sharp reminder that students now face the very real possibility of losing their status as students if they fail to meet the recently imposed academic standards.