UPSA SRC General Assembly to spit fire over exclusion of non-registered students on e-learning platform

UPSA Vice-Chancellor Professor Abednego-Feehi-Okoe-Amartey

The SRC General Assembly of the University of Professional Studies, Accra says it will be compelled to resort to the media if school authorities fail to grant non-registered students access to the e-learning platform.

The school rolled out its e-learning platform hours after President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo directed the shutdown of all public and private universities due to COVID-19.

The e-learning platform features lecture notes, PowerPoint presentations and assignments for all courses offered in the school.

The management of the school has explained the platform was designed to ensure that academic work was not interrupted.

But the e-learning platform would be accessed by only registered students to the exclusion of non-registered students, the university has said.

Despite the payment of harsh penalties that have been imposed on non-registered students, they will also not be able to access the e-learning platform to fill out their assignments.

This disparity has generated heated debates on many student-related platforms and triggered an online petition opposed to the arrangement.

Following a successful emergency online meeting Thursday, the SRC General Assembly has advocated a diplomatic dialogue with university authorities to grant non-registered students access to the e-learning platform, UPSANEWSROOM.com’s Eugene Akpatsa reported.

But the General Assembly would be forced to make its grievances public if school authorities refused to act on their concerns.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the SRC Welfare Committee, Simeon Mede Yao, has disclosed a colossal sum of GHS32,000 out of the total GHS54,000 was spent in discharging the fees of some 55 students in the first Semester.

2 thoughts on “UPSA SRC General Assembly to spit fire over exclusion of non-registered students on e-learning platform

  1. I heard the non registered students who can’t pay their fees for should write a letter to the VC stating the reasons why they can’t afford the fees now and when they would be intended to pay the fees
    I heard this statement was said by the VC when he met the SRC and the selected course reps.
    How true is this??????

    • Well, the VC said they did that in the past and so many students are owing so they will not do that again going forward. If still in doubt you may try to reach out to the SRC Executives. Thank you.

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