After it announced to sack students with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) below 1.00, the management of the University of Ghana (UG) says affected students can reapply to enter the institution to pursue other courses.
In a statement shared with AcademicWeek, it said such students can pursue other programmes with their West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results, in addition to the ones they were undertaking before their withdrawal.
An official of UG commenting on the development said the decision of Legon was to draw the attention of students who were yet to attain a CGPA of 1.000 that there was a clause that required them to meet that in the institution.
The objective, she said, was to make current students in the institution upscale their academic performance and that the decision by the university was not the first.
The staff of the University of Ghana (UG) advised students not affected by the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) threshold in the institution to sit up and take their studies seriously in order to improve upon their academic performance.
She advised them that the ultimate aim of their stay in school was grade and class, which would carry them further in life and, therefore, they should study hard.
Her comment comes after the management of UG in accordance with Section 9.26 of the University Regulations for Junior Members (2017) said undergraduate students who do not achieve the stipulated minimum CGPA for progression to the next level of study should be withdrawn from the university.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. In this respect, current level 200 and level 300 students are hereby directed to review their academic performance from their online provisional transcript in their Management Information Systems (MIS Web).
Students who have received examination results for all 2022/2023 registered courses and obtained a CGPA below the approved minimum for their college should expect official withdrawal letters from the University via their official UG email addresses soon,” the university said in a notice.
The notice shared with AcademicWeek, signed by the Director of Academic Affairs, L.A. Nyarko Danquah, said a specific notice for the College of Health Sciences would be issued in due course.