The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra has mounted a fierce defense of the school’s decision to hold an online examination for its students in response to the Covid-19.
In clear terms, Professor Abednego Feehi Okoe Amartey says the Education Ministry and National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) have sanctioned the decision to conduct the online examination.
His comments comes hours after the Education Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh was quoted to have said he was unaware of any decision by some public universities, to hold online examinations.
Two public universities namely University of Ghana and University of Professional Studies, Accra have outlined plans to conduct online examinations for their students due to the threat posed by the coronavirus.
But the Education Minister is reported to have denied knowledge of the decision to hold online examinations for students of the two public universities.
Reacting to the development during a Zoom meeting organised by Peter MwinZumah, the UPSA SRC President on Wednesday, Professor Okoe Amartey said the Education Ministry and National Council for Tertiary Education are aware of the decision.
He explained the Education Minister’s comment in the media was not to the effect that no online examination was going to be organised for students of some public universities but rather it was not being considered for senior high school students.