Following new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ghana, and President Nana Akufo Addo’s March 15th address to the nation, Webster University Ghana campus administration has implemented additional safety measures detailed below to protect all within our university community. The President’s directive is that all universities in Ghana be closed until further notice.
All students, faculty and staff are to take heed and act accordingly. As always, the safety and wellness of all members of our community is our highest priority.
Current Control Measures
- All classes are suspended through Thursday, March 19, upon which there will be a transition to online instruction with Thursday as the first trial day. The full transition will begin on Monday, March 23rd, should there be any challenges on Thursday.
- Online instruction assuming a full start date of March 23rd will run for a period of 2 weeks through April 3rd. Faculty will be present on Tuesday and Wednesday to begin the preparation process for online instruction.
- The Student Affairs office will send out correspondence on upcoming meetings - either virtually or in small groups - to address any questions from Tuesday to Wednesday.
- The campus, including our Admissions Welcome Center, is closed to outside visitors. Administration staff are available to answer questions and to respond prospective students and parents inquiries via email, phone and Skype calls during regular weekday business hours of 8:30 am to 5 pm. Applications are still being accepted towards May, August and October intakes and our Admissions Counselors are happy to assist.
- All are encouraged to continue hand washing and using the 70% alcohol-based sanitizers provided around visible points on campus. Social distancing (roughly 2-meter distance from others) is highly recommended as well as refraining from handshaking. Webster University’s COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources, Safety & FAQ page http://www.webster.edu/covid19/ also provides useful information.
- Dormitory residents who feel comfortable to may remain on campus and are asked to follow CDC and WHO steps as well as RA housing tips communicated judiciously.
- All Webster Ghana events including The Annual Students Spring Conference and Public Lectures are hereby postponed. New dates will be announced in due time.
- Students, faculty and staff should self-quarantine for 2 weeks if they have been to any of the countries with a significant number of cases (the Ghanaian government has indicated 200 and above) in the past week. Up to date reporting on confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus can be viewed at channelnewsasia.com
There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 anywhere in the global Webster University system currently. If you present with symptoms and are not feeling well, please follow the CDC recommendations.
The national COVID-19 hotline phone numbers are 055 222 2004, 055 222 2005, 050 949 7700 and 055 843 9868 and the Ghana Health Service can be reached online via ghanahealthservice.org
Members of the Webster Ghana community are advised to be guided by these control measures and be sure to check emails frequently each day.
Though these are challenging times, with everyone’s conscious efforts, we will get through this together. University management will continue to share updates as necessary.