The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has called on the government of Ghana to find robust measures and solutions to challenges students are facing in the implementation of online teaching and learning in the country.
In a meeting with the President, Minister of Education and other government officials on Friday, April 24, 2020 at the Jubilee House, NUGS called for a deferment of all fee payments until future notice due to the economic hardship imposed on students and families by the Coronavirus.
Considering the non disbursement of loans to beneficiaries by the Student Loan Trust Fund, poor internet accessibility and high cost data bundles, the Union urged government to implement plans to safeguard the educational rights of all students including students with special needs and disabilities.
They further requested that government factors the needs of vulnerable students in its COVID19 stimulus packages.
In addition to the challenges tertiary students continue to face, the Union discussed plans being made for final year students at the basic level to benefit from e-learning even in their stay at home.
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo assured that his outfit would engage relevant stakeholders to ensure that all the concerns raised are addressed.
These were contained in a press statement dated April 26, 2020 and signed by the General Secretary for NUGS, Divine Edem Kwadzodeh.
Story by: Abdul Nasir and Marvin Quaye | universnewsroom.com