The final year students at the University of Ghana remain at home despite the easing of restrictions on the coronavirus.
On Sunday, President Akufo-Addo gave the final year students of universities, middle and high schools to continue schooling after months of closure due to the coronavirus.
In his tenth address to the country, the president said: “The decision to start on Monday, June 15, 2020, was made, after the teacher union, whose cooperation I congratulated, had committed to reopening schools for the final year students of the universities, Senior High and Junior High to help to continue classes before the relevant exam.
“In fact, the final year students of Universities are to report on June 15. Final year student of Senior High school (SHS 3) along with students from the SHS 2 Gold Track to report on June 22; and the final year students Junior High school (JHS 3) on June 29. JHS 3 classes will comprise a maximum of thirty (30) students; SHS classes a maximum of twenty-five (25) students, and University lectures will take place with half the class sizes.”
Management of the University of Ghana, however, said in a communique sighted by straighnewsonline that the University would continue online sessions on the schedule.
“The university’s online teaching and learning program which is ongoing for the second semester of the 2019/2020 academic year will run according to plan,” said Chancellor Prof., Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo.
This means that the exam will “continue as originally planned” for all students, including final year’s students, who must start from June 8 until July 3, 2020. According to the university, arrangements are still made to accept final year students registered who might want to move to the university campus from 15 June to 3 July, before the end of the examinations, to use campus resources point.
On the other hand, final year’s sandwich students are allowed on campus to continue and complete their last semester on June 15, 2020.