The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) says the University of Ghana (UG) should close down following the uncertainty regarding the commencement of academic work.
NUGS says the resolution of the local Chapter of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UG-UTAG) to boycott classes, despite management’s decision to begin academic work on Monday, is unfortunate.
The Union noted in a Twitter post on Monday that “students cannot continue to bear the brunt of this strike action,” adding that “if the teaching is nowhere in sight, shut down the school.”
Lecturers are expected to return to classrooms on Monday, February 28, despite votes to reject suspension of the strike, according to UTAG.
This is part of its commitment to temporarily comply with the court order to resume work after an injunction was granted to the National Labour Commission (NLC).
However, UG-UTAG Chapter has noted their inability to comply with the decision of the Business and Executive Committee for the resumption of teaching today.
According to the Chapter in a mail signed by Secretary to UG-UTAG, Prof. Ransford Gyampo, their resistance is because the UTAG-National Executive Committee’s decision to suspend the strike has been rejected by most members of public universities in Ghana.
In a response, the University’s management has entreated the lecturers to resume work because “the strike has been suspended.”
“The Business and Executive Committee has not varied this decision, and lectures are therefore expected to take place until such a time that the University is officially notified of a resumed strike action.”
“Additionally, UG-UTAG is hereby notified of a directive from the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) asking all public-funded universities to make provision for the resumption of teaching and academic activities, following receipt of notification of the suspension of the strike action by UTAG NEC.”
The School has charged Heads of Departments, Deans and Provosts to ensure that academic work for 2021/2022 begins today.
But NUGS believes the appropriate action to take amidst this back-and-forth is a complete closure of the University.
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Here is a full guide on How To Apply for & Renew Passport Online in Ghana in 2022 for persons who would like to apply or renew their passport.
What is a Passport?
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A passport is an official document provided by a government that certifies the holder’s identity and citizenship while also allowing them to travel to and from foreign nations under its protection.
It is nearly hard to travel between countries and/or jurisdictions without a passport.
About the Online Passport Application System in Ghana
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ghana introduced the online passport application service in 2017 for Ghanaians to make the application process easier while assuring optimum security for applicants.
This process has now become one of the ways to apply for a Ghanaian passport in the country.
Documents Needed on How To Apply & Renew Passport Online in Ghana 2022
Here are the documents applicants are required to have in order to successfully apply or renew a passport in Ghana.
For New/Fresh Applicants
A Valid ID Card Such as such as Driver’s Licence, Ghana Card, etc.
Proof of Profession
If the applicant is actively employed, a work ID card with the applicant’s name, organization’s name, and position is required.
If the candidate is currently enrolled in school, they must provide a student ID.
Self-employed and registered business owners must present their business registration certificate as proof.
Unemployed candidates and those in the non-formal sector of employment, such as mechanics, hairdressers, etc do not require proof.
For Renewing Applicants
First page and bio-data page with picture and information page
Click on “Sign Up” to create a new account on the “Ghana.gov.gh” website you will be redirected to
Fill in your details And click Continue
A One Time Password (OPT) would be sent to the phone number provided. Enter the OTP and Click continue to Apply
Search for the Passport Office and Click Apply
You would be redirected to a different page
Click on “Authorize” to enable the application share your details with the Passport Application portal
You will be redirected to the passport application platform where you will be given the chance to make purchase or input a voucher for the new passport application
You have the option of choosing the Passport Application Centre (PAC) that is closest to you or the one that you want. Once you’ve done that, schedule a visit to the PAC to have your documents verified and your biometric information taken (i.e. photograph and fingerprints). While you wait for your appointment date, you can print the completed form and give it to your guarantor to fill up.
Once you have your signed paperwork, you can go to the Passport Application Center of your choice on the scheduled appointment day. Your documents will be checked, and your biometric information will be collected. Following your visit, the PAC will notify you when your passport is available to be picked up.
Obtain your Ghanaian passport
When your Passport is ready to be picked up, you will be notified through SMS. When you hear this notice, go to the Passport Application Centre where you conducted your biometrics to pick up your Ghana passport.
Ghana Passport Application Centers
Online applications are currently handled by 22 application centers across the country.
You can choose any of them during the application process, and you’ll go there for biometrics and to pick up your passport once it’s ready.
The following is a list of Passport Application Centres in Ghana where you can complete your biometric application and where you can find them:
Kinbu Road (Old Foreign Affairs)
Guggisberg Road, Opposite PWD, Adum, Ministries
Ghana Immigration Head Quarters (Within the Regional Administration)
Adjacent to Jubilee (shares a wall with the Park)
Regional Administration (Shares building with Immigration)
Police Park (Old Library)
Premium PAC – Accra
Accra Digital Center, Adjacent State Housing Company, Ring Road West, Accra
Police later arrested his 25-year-old friend, Emmanuel Boateng, who had confessed that he owed the deceased ¢100.
According to the Police, on Friday, April 22, Nana Gyamfi visited Emmanuel in his house at Esaso-Kwablafo near Esereso and the two later went out but the deceased did not return home until his dead body was discovered in the bush.
Emmanuel told the police he lured the deceased to the bushes and murdered him.