The Chairman of Course Representatives at the University of Professional Studies, Accra is backing the school’s decision to conduct an online exam for the Second Semester.
The University opted for an online examination when it became impossible to conduct a sit-in exam due to the coronavirus situation in the country.
UPSA Vice Chancellor, Abednego Feehi Okoe Amartey, has been emphatic that the online exam is in the nature of Take-Home Assignments.
He has explained students will have a maximum of 48 hours to transmit their responses to the respective lecturers for grading.
But some students calling themselves aspirants for Students’ Representative Council (SRC) positions have been against the school’s decision.
These students have been moving from one radio station to the other vehemently expressing their discontent with the school’s decision.
But speaking in an exclusive interview with UPSANEWSROOM.com’s Venessa Oduma Boamah Sunday, Dela Ofori who chairs the Council of Course Representatives in the school has thrown his support behind the decision.
“What the Vice Chancellor said is a good thing and I am of the view that it is in the interest of the students,” he told the reporter.
Mr Ofori, however, expressed concerns about the number of students who are yet to pay their fees for the Semester.
“My only concern is the [number] of students who cannot pay their fees,” the Chairman of the Council of Course Reps said, appealing to individuals to come to the aid of the needy students.
Mr Ofori noted the Council and the SRC led by President Peter MwinZumah have another meeting with the Vice Chancellor to discuss other outstanding issues relevant to students.