The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Professor Abednego Feehi Okoe Amartey has confirmed that the institution is set to start the end of semester examination on 18th May 2020.
Speaking as virtual guest on Joy News’ ‘BEYOND THE LOCKDOWN’ show, the VC said academic activities was not broken even though students were asked to go home due to corona virus.
He said the institution went ahead to roll an online lectures for the students which ended this week and are ready to begin the end of semester examination on 18th May, 2020.
He also confirmed that, just as the university roll out an online lectures, the examination will be held online.
Answering a question about the final year students starting their national service in September as it has always been, Professor Amartey said that he believes will not affect their students negatively because the UPSA has structured things in a way that, they would have graduated from the university by then and their will be nothing wrong if they are asked to start serving the nation in September 2020.
On the other hand, the Deputy Minister of education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has urged students not to be anxious about their examination.
Speaking as a guest on the same episode of the show, where he was answering questions asked by viewers, the deputy minister urged the students to cross their fingers and wait for the authorities as they are trying to draw a great calendar to suitable for improving the educational system.
He added that we must all make fighting COVID-19 our priority now, and all other activities will be enrolled after we win the fight.
“This period should be advantageous to the final year basic and secondary students because they now have enough time to prepare for the examination” he said.
“Our dear students should not be anxious about when they are writing their final examination but rather make good use of this period to study hard and also help in the fight of COVID-19” he further stated.