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23.08.2004 General News

Stranded Legon students get grace period

By JoyOnline

Students of the university of Ghana who are stranded in London and elsewhere have some three more weeks to register for the semester.

The University's authorities have given them up the Second week of September to report for registration.

In an interview with JoyNews, the Head of Public Affairs of the University, Peter Yaakwah, assured the students that they have until the 10th of September to come back and register.

Registration attracts charges after the deadline expires and it cannot be done by proxy.

Students will however be required to defer their courses if they fail to meet the deadline.

Some students who travelled outside the country to spend the holidays have appealed to their respective authorities to extend the registration period to cater for them.

They are a part of the increasing backlog of Ghana Airways passengers stranded in the US and the UK as a result of flight problems.

The airline has however announced a contingency plan to fly their stranded passengers but it seems that plan has failed leaving their passengers, some of who are university students on holidays outside the country, stranded.

Those in the US suffered the first blow when the airline services to that country was frozen by the US Department of Transport on safety grounds and for flying on an expired license.

With only four days left for registration to end at the University of Ghana, the disturbed students are not sure if they would be able to arrive in time for the registration exercise.

But the extension will allay their fears to some extent.

Already, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology KNUST has arranged for their students in the UK to register at the Ghana embassy in London.

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