Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, has urged both continuing and newly admitted students to ensure they take the COVID-19 vaccine before returning to commence the academic year.
Over the weekend, at the graduation ceremony of the School of Graduate Studies, Prof. Appiah Amfo announced the aim is to help reduce the spread and infection of the virus on campus.
Several measures to prevent an outbreak of the disease on campus have been put in place, and arrangements for vaccines to be accessible to the university community, have been made, she notified.
She said “Measures to ensure compliance to protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19 will continue particularly with the onset of the Omicron variant. There is ongoing COVID-19 vaccination at the University Hospital and a number of mobile sites on campus. For students and employees of the university as well as the public, as we start the new academic year, we entreat all students to get vaccinated before returning to their respective campuses as we can minimize the chances of massive outbreaks that could disrupt the academic calendar even further. Faculty and staff who are yet to be vaccinated are also urged to do so,”