Pharmacy Students at the University of Ghana can have a sigh of relief as a petition they presented to the university management for an exemption from the modular system has been successful.
This is according to the President of the University of Ghana Pharmacy Students Association, Nelson Issachar.
He says that they will now have 13 weeks for academic activities starting from the second semester of this academic year.
“We petitioned our school management to extend our semester. The school too has responded to us and by the information reaching us, we will not be going to school for 6 weeks anymore but rather have a full semester,” he told UniversNews.
Nelson Issachar said that it was necessary for such a decision to be taken as they needed more time to cover the entire scope of their course.
He said that their petition was also premised on the need to have more practical sessions in the laboratory
He further called on the Students Representative Council to ensure that the modular system is discontinued for all students in the university.
‘Modular system likely to be cancelled next academic year’ – SRC Academic Affairs C’ttee Head
The Acting Head of the University of Ghana SRC Academic Affairs Committee, Abdul Salaam Mohammed, has hinted at a possible phasing out of the modular system in the next academic year.
He says that the SRC has been in close engagement with university authorities to discuss some of the challenges and difficulties students have encountered since the introduction of the modular system.
Speaking at the UG SRC forum held on Tuesday, June 1, at the SRC Union Building, Abdul Mohammed said he was confident that university authorities will agree to the cancellation of the system.