University of Ghana to complete semester online, final year students with network challenges allowed to relocate to campus

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The University of Ghana has announced that it will continue with the remainder of the second semester’s academic workload online as earlier planned.

President Akufo Addo on Sunday, May 31, 2020 announced that all final year JHS, SHS and university students were to return to school on June 15 to complete preparations for their exit exams.

But in a release on Wednesday signed by the Pro Vice Chancellor (ASA) of the University of Ghana, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, the University maintained that the rest of the academic work will be carried out online as planned.

The University’s ongoing Online Teaching and Learning Programme for the second semester of the 2019/2020 academic year will progress as planned. Therefore, examinations for all students, including final year students, scheduled to commence from June 8, 2020 to July 3, 2020 will proceed as originally planned’ – parts of the statement read.

The statement also said that provisions were being made to receive registered final year students who wished to use on-campus resources.

‘Arrangements are being made to receive registered final year students who may wish to relocate to the campuses of the University to make use of on-campus resources from June 15, 2020 till July 3, 2020, which is the end of the examination period’ – it added.

Meanwhile, make up classes are being arranged for students who were cut out from the entire online teaching and learning programme as rolled out by the university due to network and other challenges.

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‘All final year students who were unable to participate in the Online Teaching and Learning Programme, are expected back on campus from June 15, 2020. Make-up lessons will be from June 22, 2020 to July 10, 2020. Final examinations will be from July 18 to August 1, 2020’ – the statement stressed.

Ahead of the announcement by the university, the SRC President of the school, Isaac Agyemang had told #UniversNews that, coming to campus to do another 6-weeks of in-person lectures was going to be difficult for the ‘already frustrated’ final year students.

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He however advocated for students in remote areas with bad internet connectivity to be allowed to come back to campus to complete the academic work load of the semester.

The University is expected to communicate the protocols to guide students who want to return to school in the coming days.

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