Beyond The Lockdown: We Won’t go for online exams, We’re not Comfortable with it – UHAS VC

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UHAS Vice Chancellor, Professor John Gyapong

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) has ruled out online examination saying they are not comfortable with it.

Professor John Gyapong has explained the nature of courses the school runs will not permit them to effectively assess their students online.

UHAS Vice Chancellor, Professor John Gyapong

“We are not going to be doing any online assessment,” he said during a discussion on an Accra-based TV, Joy News Sunday.

Three public universities namely University of Professional Studies, Accra, University of Ghana and the University of Education, Winneba have announced plans to conduct online examinations in response to the threat posed by the coronavirus.

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Although the University of Health and Allied Sciences has rolled out a virtual learning platform for its students, it says it will not assess them online.

“We are going through the process of engaging our students with all the lecture notes, and teaching materials,” Professor Gyapong said, asking: “Can you imagine a medical student being assessed online?”

He explained the school is interested in the practical application of the lessons delivered to the students.

“Much as we agree [online examination] we think we have to hasten in that front,” he said.


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