Educationist, Nii Armah Addy has entreated Management of the University of Ghana to employ the use of a zero scoring policy in the roll out of online learning in order to give students equal chances.
He explains that this is to avoid disadvantaging students who do not have the required tools and platforms to enable them fully partake in the e-learning module.
“I propose that in order not to discriminate against a section of students who do not have the facilities required for a hundred percent online learning, we should do this consciously which means that we should do it but it should not be on a scoring basis,” he urged.
On the matter of students of the University requesting for a refund of their fees, Nii Armah Addy says that their demand is only with strong basis if the university is found to be cheating them.
In view of that, Nii Armah Addy is urging them to have a negotiation with university authorities over the matter.
“If students foresee that they are cheated in a way that what they paid or negotiated for is not followed then they have the right to demand the difference in their money. The student leadership will have to sit with the university management to hear both parties,” he counseled.
Meanwhile, Ranking member on the Education Committee of Parliament, Peter Nortsu-Kotoe, says that it is not prudent for students to be requesting for a refund of fees as the academic year has not officially ended.
“If the academic year has not been declared officially ended and the online program has not been concluded, then it will be difficult to say the university authority to refund. I think that must be a negotiation between the university authorities and students body. So I will say the students should request for a sit down meeting with the university management and then come out with an agreement or it will be difficult for anyone to say the university should refund.”
Story by: Seyram Abdallah | universnewsroom.com