Management of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has outlined modalities necessary for the smooth rollout of its Online Teaching and learning programme.
This comes as a resolution from a meeting held by management of the university on Monday April 6, 2020 to deliberate on the way forward in completing the 2019/2020 academic calendar
In a statement from the Registrar of the university on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, the following directives among others were given;
a. Lecturers are entreated to officially upload all outstanding lecture notes/course materials to the virtual classroom beginning Monday, 6th to Friday 10th April 2020. In addition, the same materials should be deployed to all Class Prefects using social media platforms (Whatsapp, email, Facebook, etc) for onward submission to students;
b. In the case of Students who may not have access to internet facility, the same materials should be sent to KNUST Regional Learning Centres (IDL Centres). Learning centres of other Universities in these locations may also be used for the same purpose. This will be coordinated through the Offices of District Educational Service;
c. All Colleges should constitute a 3-member Technical Team/Committee to be chaired by Heads of Departments to oversee the uploading of lecture notes/course materials and assignments online. The other members are ; the Departmental Examination Officers and Departmental Coordinators for IDL programmes. Deans are to see to the formation of the committees and reports to Provosts. The reports of the committee should be forwarded to the Deputy Director, IDL who is to oversee the university-wide Technical Team in this regard
d. Arrangements had been made with Vodafone Ghana and MTN for lecturers to log on to URL website and use Zoom to record their lectures at the convenience of their homes for free
Following the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent closedown of Schools in Ghana, various institutions have been forced to migrate their course work online in order to make up for affected weeks in the academic calendar.
Story by: Ebo Daniel | universnewsroom.com