President of the University of Ghana Students Representative Council, Isaac Agyemang, says that any arrangement by school authorities to allow for final year students to return to campus for academic activities will be of disservice to students.
Isaac Agyemang says that the earlier revision of the academic timetable because of the migration of teaching and learning activities brought discomfort to students, thus, another alteration will worsen matters.
Speaking on Campus Exclusive, Isaac Agyemang urged the university management to continue with online academic activities for the rest of the semester although the government has directed that it should open for final year students.
“It wouldn’t hurt so much if we are able to continue with the timetable that has already been laid out till the end because some people are supposed to be done with their papers 2 days after the time the President is saying
we should come back to school. So if there is any alteration, if there is any reconfiguration of the academic examination calendar then of course there will have to be a shift which might be of disservice or discomfort to our already frustrated final year students,” Isaac Agyemang said.
Isaac Agyemang, however, wants the university to allow for students use academic facilities on campus.
“Final year students will reopen schools, it includes non – resident students so of course you can come to campus and use the Balme Library facilities during that period and then in the evening you go back to your house just
like in these ordinary times you were doing. So basically I don’t think there is so much of a restriction on them. It is just about observing the precautionary measures like using frequent hand sanitizer, maintaining the social distancing protocols and also try as much as possible not to unnecessarily be touching surfaces and also using face mask” he stated.
University of Ghana, like other tertiary institutions in the country, moved to undertake academic activities online after the government directed the closure of all schools because of the outbreak of the coronavirus disease.
University of Ghana subsequently revised its academic timetable and announced that end-of-semester examinations will be held online.
Story by: Mensah Henry| universnewsroom.com