Ghanaian sprinter Benjamin Azamati has called for a special schedule for student-
athletes who are under scholarship in the University of Ghana.
There have been concerns that the academic schedule in the University of Ghana is not favorable to student athletes.
The former University of Ghana student who is now in West Texas A&M University in a live interaction with fans on social media indicated that in the US, academic schedule is made flexible for student athletes.
When drawing a schedule it is considered, they know that there are student athlete be it football, basketball, golf they know that people are on scholarship and they need to do the reason why they are on scholarship that is to run, play the soccer.
So factor that into your schedule, your advisors have to get classes so you’ll be able to go for practice.you are going to be excused .
When you want to go to meet and then when there’s exam you’ll write it when you come back but it’s not like that in UG, your are not going to be excused because the academics comes first. But here in the US they factor that.
The 2021 Olympian further suggested the sporting career of student athletes must be considered in their academic schedules to help them maintain their scholarship.
To help,it has to be factored that there are people who are on scholarship and if you take that away from them, they are going to loose their scholarship.
We have to factor that into their schedule, allowing them to go compete for them to still be on their scholarship. If you don’t do that I think you are making them loose their scholarship.
The Professors or the Lecturers there have to know that are student athletes in the class so when they have to compete, they will allow them to go and compete then athletes will be happy with whatever they are doing.