Students of the University of Ghana have been asked to defer their supplementary re-sit exams if they are not comfortable with the decision of the University hold the exams on-site.
The Students Representative Council, in a petition to University management on the matter, among other things, said that the decision to hold the exam on campus will greatly affect students “whose location or place of residence is far from the capital.”
In their petition, they added that students, whilst transporting themselves to the campus of the University, put themselves at risk of contracting the novel coronavirus.
But the University, in a statement signed by the Acting Director of the Academic Affairs Director, Mrs. Christy Badu, has announced to students the option of deferring the exam if they cannot make it to campus for the exams.
Students who may want to explore this option have been asked to write to the Academic Affairs Directorate.
“Any student who may not be comfortable with the safety and precautionary arrangements put in place by the University may opt out, after providing official notification of such, and take the examination at the next available opportunity”
Meanwhile, the University says that ‘given the prevailing circumstances, provision will be made for International Students to take the exams in real time, as their local counterparts, in their home countries.’
School authorities have reiterated its committed to ensuring that the University’s examinations are not compromised whilst securing the safety of members of the University community amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
“The University of Ghana is committed to ensuring that the integrity of these examinations is not compromised, while at the same time securing the safety of students, staff and faculty. As earlier communication, the University as always, will abide by all prescribed COVID-19 protocols and would expect students who come to campus to do same,” the statement adds