Management of the University of Health and Allied Sciences has rescinded on an earlier decision of not taking care of costs involved in the vocational training of students during this semester’s break.
School authorities had early settled on making the students take full responsibility of their feeding and transportation during their scheduled two month vocational training period.
Students of the Institution, who were not happy with the decision of management after they had paid GHC 462.00, which was included in their tuition fees, for this activity, had planned to stage a protest against management.
The aggrieved students had however put the protest on hold, waiting for an official response from management on the matter.
In an attempt to address the concerns of the students, school management had an open forum with them on Friday, May 10, where the Vice Chancellor promised of a response.
At the forum with the students, school management had promised to hold a meeting and get a response back to the students by Tuesday, May 14.
In a release signed by the Registrar of the school, Dr. C. S. Kpeglo, management announced that they would take the transportation, accommodation and feeding cost of the students.
They however noted that their intervention would only last for four weeks and that students will have to fend for themselves for the other four weeks of the programme.
“I write to convey to you that Management has decided that as part of the arrangements for the 2019 Vocational Training Programme for the 2018/2019 Academic year, the current level 300 students would be transported, accommodated, fed and supervised for four (4) weeks as pertains currently, after which letters would be issued to each Level 300 student to continue the programme in a facility of their choice for another four (4) weeks, the statement said.
Students are to note that this arrangement is only for the 2018/2019 level 300 students. Subsequently, all Level 300 students will carry out a residential programme according to the new arrangements for the Vocational Training Programme, the statement added.
Speaking to a student leader who had earlier lamented over management’s decision, he was happy with management’s new decision and lauded them for listening to them.
He also called for more stakeholder engagements between school authorities and students to enhance teaching and learning.
“Students are the major stakeholders in the university and as such regular open forums between management and the student body should be organised in improving the teaching and learning process of the university”
Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor|universnewsroom.com