Management of the Ashesi University has announced an increment in internet data provision for its students as the school has resolved to commence the 2020/2021 academic year online.
Students will now be provided with free 20GB of data monthly instead of the 10GB they were receiving since the closure of schools due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The provision of free internet to students is part of the University’s efforts to remove barriers that will hinder effective academic activities online.
Families have been urged to support their wards with additional tools, such as laptops, to maximize the effectiveness of remote learning.
Ashesi authorities have also asked students, whose economic situation has been affected by the pandemic, and who may not have been on financial aid at Ashesi prior, to apply for emergency funding for the coming semester.
“The Admissions and Financial Aid Office will evaluate all requests with a focus on proven need, and award funding support as required. Though we have taken steps to make emergency scholarships available to all qualifying students, funding is still limited and will depend on availability,” the University announced in a statement.
Ashesi University to commence 2020/2021 academic year online
Ashesi University has announced plans to commence its 2020/2021 academic year online.
The decision, according to the University, is based on their understanding of information around COVID-19.
The University says that key factors that influenced the decision to continue the semester online included the risk of exposure from various community members commuting to and from campus, complexities of rigorous testing on campus, and closure of Ghana’s borders to international students.
Discussions for the start of the semester were led by a campus reopening team that included faculty, administrators, and student leadership, with guidance from representatives on Ghana’s COVID-19 response team.
Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor | universnewsroom.com