KNUST Dean of Students
The office of the Dean of Students was formally established in 1997 to provide the needed necessary welfare support services for students during their period of study at KNUST. The office, over the years, has sought to fulfil its mission by assisting students to understand in both specific and general terms how the university operates both at the social and academic levels.
This consequently enables us to understand regulations and procedures and ways to getting their needs met. The office had further provided opportunities for students to develop and enhance their leadership skills by involving them in decision making processes, supporting advocacy for students and providing and involving them in conflict resolution techniques.
The office is organized into sections to help provide support to the student body of the university community;
- Student Guidance and Counselling
- International Student Affairs
- Student Representative Council Affairs
- Students Housing and Residence Life
- Student Conduct and Discipline
- Student Support Services
- Financial Services
There is a large multi-cultural international community in KNUST as a result of the high standard of education. International students may find information from the International Programmes Office (http://ipo.knust.edu.gh/). International and national students have developed a friendly union over the years and co-exist as a family. It is not surprising many internationals far and wide find KNUST the best choice University to further their education.
Our International students are almost all destined for senior leadership positions in the future. They are bright, articulate students who will go home and be instrumental in the growth and development of their countries. As a result, we have a serious responsibility to teach them superior values and technological skills. We recognise that we are training future leaders here, and for that reason, our class rooms are rigorous and disciplined places. Students from all over the World come together here and the Professors really use the diversity to open up class discussions.
An education at KNUST is about much more than completing a major and getting a degree. It is about living and learning in a culturally and ethnically rich environment – a small neighbourhood in the global village. Our students and our faculty come from around the world to be a part of the KNUST experience – an experience where learning from one another is as important a part of their education as the curriculum. The percentage of foreign students in the university could get as high as 10% and fees are charged depending on the course being offered. There is an International students association which sees to the interest of Foreign students in the University such as accommodation and taking first years round campus. Please visit http://isa.knust.edu.gh/ for more information on the association