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The Office of the Dean of Students serves a central role in student learning and development at UMaT. The role of the Dean of Students is to represent student concerns and provide programs and services that facilitate both student personal and academic growth. The Office of the Dean of Students creates opportunities to involve students and staff in seamless learning environment and provides a critical support structure for enriching the overall student experience.

These ends are achieved through collaborative efforts with student organs, Departments and Units within the University. The Office promotes an environment that encourages intellectual exchange and individual expression through orientation, mentoring and counseling programmes.

In effect, the Dean of Students performs the following:

  • Advocate for the needs of all students
  • Encourage student responsibility and leadership
  • Promote a diverse and socially responsible learning community
  • Fostering academic and social networks through which students develop as intentional learners and global citizens.

The Dean of Students also serves on other committee such as the Residence, Health Services and Security Committees among others that have that been established for the well-being of all students.

The Office of the Dean of Students comprises the Dean, Senior Hall Tutors, a Bursar and an Administrative Assistant, the Secretary. Currently, the Staff comprises the following:

Assoc Prof Bernard Kumi-Boateng    -    Dean
Mr. P.E. Baffoe - Vice Dean/Senior Hall Tutor (Gold Refinery Hall)
Mr. Lewis Brew - Senior Hall Tutor (Chamber of Mines Hall)
Mr. Saviour Mantey - Senior Hall Tutor (Dr. Michael Tetteh Kofi Hall)
Mr. Isaac K. Mensah - Bursar/Secretary

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The unit continues to work with providers of private hostel accommodation to ensure the safety and welfare of non-residential student of the university. This was achieved through a series of meetings held with hostel operators and physical inspection of these hostels. For the first time, a comprehensive inspection of all private hostels was carried out by a joint team of official from the dean of students’ office. The purpose of the inspection was to assess each of these and further decide whether to recommend or not for endorsement and publication on the university’s website.

Available Private Hostels

Hilda Hostel

Swag Mansion

Queens Hostel

Montana Hostel

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In a quest to maintain our status as the premier Science and Technology University in West Africa and to aspire higher, there are a number of ICT facilities and installations all over campus and its neighbouring suburbs. All the six halls on campus have wi-fi installations   that enable residents to have easy access to the internet in the comfort of their rooms and halls.

The university boasts of a network of ICT systems. There are ICT centres located at various spots around campus. These are to aid students in their academic work. Also located at the College of Science and Engineering are the very first Tech Hub in the sub-region and a fast speed Vodafone Internet Cafe, respectively. There are a number of internet hotspots too around campus where one can easily get access to the internet.

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There is only one hall which the Chamber of Mines Hall. On campus, the university houses Dubai and Novotel Halls. Off Campus, the university houses the Gold Refinery Hall.

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Religious freedom is guaranteed and many religious bodies co-exist peacefully on campus.  Two major Christian umbrella bodies namely Students Chaplaincy Council and Catholic Chaplaincy oversee activities of all Christian groups on campus and regulate their activities.  The Ghana Muslim Students Association has oversight responsibility over faithfuls of the Islamic religion. These various denominations have separate services on Sundays and other week days.  A park opposite the Dubai Hostel and the main University auditorium is a favourite praying destination for these denominations. On special dates of the University however, all Christian denominations on campus come together to organise joint church services.

Aside the Students Chaplaincy Council, the Catholic chaplaincy also serves  the large  number of  Roman Catholic faithfuls on campus.  The chaplaincy has a state of the art cathedral where its believers worship.  They  also  have  hostel  facilities  which provide  housing  affordable  prices  to  members and even non-members of the church.  The Anglican students Union  also  plays a similar role  and  also  have  housing facilities for students.

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