First-year students of the University of Ghana say they are increasingly getting frustrated by the long queues they face in order to complete their medical examinations.
What is even more worrying for these students is having a good balance between time spent catching up with academic activities and staying in the queue to undertake their medical exams.
The medical examinations are compulsory for all students to help the university have knowledge of the medical status of its students.
Students who do not undertake this exercise risk not graduating from the university.
For this year, the exercise started on June 28, 2021, and is scheduled to end on August 6, 2021.
Despite this relatively long period, students who visit the students’ clinic to undertake the exercise face long queues.
A student, who only gave his name as Lawrence shared his frustration with UniversNews, saying;
“Some of us have been here since 6am and the entire of last week but have still not done our medical examinations. I came for a number yesterday evening at 10pm but today we have been informed we are going to be serviced based on a list from last week Friday. I really do not think we would be able to do our medical examinations, it is really getting stressful considering we have examinations to prepare for,” he said.
The Students Representative Council of the University has spoken on the matter.
The Public Relations Officer of the SRC says that they are working on resolving the grievances of students.
“We’ve charged the Welfare Committee Head and the Intelligence Committee head to engage the stakeholders with regards to this issue because we have had a lot of complaints from the students. We would go on to engage the SRC President with the available facts on the ground and the SRC would decide on the way forward accordingly,” he said.