As the world continues to face the severe impact of a global health pandemic and following reports of rising numbers confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ghana, Webster University Ghana campus administration continues to revise, implement and communicate additional safety measures with its publics.
The below are updates as at March 23rd, 2020. Any measures, news not addressed below from the previous bulletin, remain unchanged.
The safety and wellness of all members of the Webster community remains our highest priority.
Control Measures Updates (March 23, 2020)
- All in-person classes were suspended and a transition to online education started Thursday, March 19th. This transition was smooth and successful and all classes – undergraduate and graduate – are being taught online now using World Classroom. Webster University has been a leader in online education since 1999 and ranks highly in this mode of instruction.
- Online instruction will continue until the end of the spring semester, 2020. Students have been equipped with additional necessary resources to ensure they can be successful with web-based education and should reach out to Academic Affairs with any teaching and learning challenges.
- In-line with all Spring events being re-scheduled to ensure there are no large gatherings, graduation is postponed and will no longer take place on Saturday, May 16th. The 2020 commencement ceremony is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, August 8th (to be reconfirmed pending developments on COVID-19). We will provide updates and details on graduation plans in the next few weeks as we monitor these developments.
- Our Success Center coaches are also available virtually for individualized academic support including writing assistance and success tips for students taking classes online for the first time. The Success Center welcomes students to take advantage of counseling services - via phone call or online through Skype. The entire campus is closed, and most staff within various departments continue to offer full-time service remotely. It is understandable that many students may feel anxious, if not distressed, during this period and, therefore, such mental health services are encouraged for your use. Appointments may be booked through the Student Affairs office.
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.
Much gratitude is expressed to every student, faculty, staff and business partners for your continued commitment to Webster University Ghana through these difficult and unprecedented times. We will get through this together as a unified Webster Ghana community!
University management will continue to share updates as necessary.