Some level 100 students at the University of Ghana have expressed mixed feelings about their stay in the university within their first academic year.
Speaking on the Campus Exclusive show, some spoke on how they had to adjust to the current system of virtual teaching and learning within the course of the academic year.
They said that their plans were not meet because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the introduction of the online learning system.
“I was happy coming to the University of Ghana because I expected to have everything being rosy but I got here and realized things have changed and online mood of teaching and learning have been introduced and it was difficult adjusting to the new system and I sometimes felt I should have gone elsewhere.
The Sakai learning platform we used in writing interim assessments and examinations were not reliable because it system sometimes goes down when we are in the process of writing interim assessment and examination”. they said
Also, the students revealed that the timing of the industrial action by the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) disrupted their plans for the final weeks of the academic year.
“The strike action by UTAG was not envisaged during the semester by the students and the weeks lost as a result of lecturers keeping away from the lecture halls, brought some uncertainty as to how the semester would pan out.
Some of us saw it as an opportunity to cover up for some of the things we were unable to cover for the semester but got tired along the line.” they added.
These students however added that they enjoyed the academic year even though they had to adjust to the system under pressure.