The Students Representative Council of the University of Ghana wants the management of the University of Ghana to allow for physical academic activities for the next academic year.
They are also calling for a discontinuation of the modular system.
Acting President of the SRC, Kwame Amo Ntow-Fianko says that the challenges that students face with online academic activities were enormous.
At a press conference held at the SRC Union Building on Monday, the Acting SRC President, Kwame Amo Ntow-Fianko said that many students were struggling to cope with online studies, hence, the need for university management to revise its decision that academic activities are held mainly online.
Ntow-Fianko believes that physical academic activities will not lead to an upsurge of Covid cases in the university community.
According to him, students can be trusted to adhere to the Covid-19 protocols when they are put in place.
“Based on our experience as far as teaching, learning and examination are concerned, we are proposing that there should be a face-to-face engagement with our students with an assurance that our students are going to adhere to the Covid protocols. These are non-negotiable. These are the things we want from our management going forward. We have seen how this system was run and we don’t want to see it being implemented again.
The SRC is also demanding an update on the university’s Wi-Fi extension project.
They are asking for information on the beneficiaries of the project.
Ntow-Fianko says that such information will help the SRC to use it as a reference point when students are agitating about issues of Wi-Fi connection on campus.
“What we are proposing, as far as the WiFi extension project is concerned, is that there should be a proper update on the wifi extension project. We should know which of the halls have been beneficiaries of this project. We need a proper update and this must be communicated to every student,” the SRC demanded.
Other demands that were made by the SRC were an improvement in the Sakai e-learning platform and practical steps in addressing the accommodation deficit in the university.