In the tenth COVID-19 address by the President of the republic on Sunday, 31st May, 2020, various measures to ease initial restrictions were laid out.
For academic work which hung in the balance following a restriction on public gatherings for almost three months, the President has laid out plans for the resumption of academic work for final year students at various levels of the academic cycle.
Final year University Students are expected to return to school on Monday, June 15, 2020.
However, as at Tuesday June 2, 2020, five Universities have declined the President directive to resume final years. These Universities are thus seeking to continue lectures and examinations online.
Institutions such as UPSA, Ghana Institute of Journalism, Central University, Ashesi University and the University of Ghana have all adopted similar approaches to mitigate the risk of a spread of the COVID-19 infection on campus by sticking to the use of online forms of assessment for final year students.
In the case of UPSA, only final year students who could not participate in the Take-Home
Examination (THE) will be allowed back on campus whereas in Central University, arrangements are being made for only those with practical examinations which could not be held online to return to campus to carry out these practical sessions. All other institutions mentioned have stuck to an online form of assessment only.
The Ministry of Education is yet to respond to these initiatives being adopted by various institutions in the tertiary cycle of Ghana’s education system.
Source: Hypercitigh.com | Prince Kofi Guadzi |Ghana