UPSA Course Reps agree to online exams after crucial Zoom meeting with VC, SRC

There will not be a sit-in exam due to the closure of the school as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, UPSA management has said.

Elected Course Representatives of the various programmes of study at the University of Professional Studies, Accra have agreed to an online examination suggested by the school’s management after a crucial meeting.

The meeting held on popular online platform Zoom Thursday afforded the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) and Course Reps the opportunity to get first-hand information about the operation of the online exams.

The Vice Chancellor of the school, Professor Abednego Feehi Okoe Amartey, explained the online exams is in the nature of a Take-Home Assignment, stressing that students would have 48 hours to send in their responses.

UPSA Vice Chancellor, Abednego Feehi Okoe Amartey

“Go back and tell your people that it is take-home examination and not online examination,” the Vice Chancellor told the Course Reps.

Some students have been in the media criticising the University for suggesting the online examination at a time when the country is battling with the coronavirus pandemic.

These disgruntled students claimed a majority of their colleagues are not in the best frame of mind to attend to an online examination.

But UPSANEWSROOM.com has confirmed the claims by these students are not sanctioned by the SRC led by Peter MwinZumah.

In a letter sighted by UPSANEWSROOM.com and addressed to the Vice Chancellor, Mr MwinZumah has made some recommendations to the University to provide data for students during the online examination period.

He also called for the extension of the academic calendar by three weeks to enable lecturers spend quality time with their students to explain some useful concepts to them.

But after the online meeting with the Vice Chancellor and SRC President, there was a unanimous consensus that the online examination is the best way forward considering happenings in the country.

2 thoughts on “UPSA Course Reps agree to online exams after crucial Zoom meeting with VC, SRC

  1. I will like to know if the SRC president has been reinstated following an earlier report he has been suspended.

    This is because I heard those who can’t pay their fees at the bank can do likewise to him which baffles me a little because how can a suspended president take money on behalf of students.

    Thanks

    • Hello Bismark;

      His purported suspension was quashed by the High Chamber (SRC court) as illegal reasoning that the General Assembly has no such powers to suspend an SRC President. He’s the President at the moment which is why his administration is helping students out. Thank you.

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