Education Ministry, NCTE aware of online exams – UPSA VC says

Education Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh

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.

UPSA VC Professor Abednego Feehi Okoe Amartey

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.

7 thoughts on “Education Ministry, NCTE aware of online exams – UPSA VC says

  1. I think university of Ghana and university of professional studies(UPSA) should go ahead to do the online examination if they have already put measures into place.

  2. Please the extension for some one us is not good forua because my self I have not paid my fees so I won’t be able to write the exams online
    Can they do something about it for us

  3. Things like this isn’t goog at all. How should universities be allowed to conducting do called online exams while de world is in crisis, besides people have lost huge amount of money during the lockdown and have not even pay a penny of their fees so wat do you expect those student to do or cope with it. Things like this is against the law of the country as well as the entire universe and should be immediately expelled or cancelled without any hesitation.

  4. Mr. Minister please this is a temporary measure under emergency situation like this so allow. If the advanced countries like UK, Singapore etc are resorted to do it for now, why are you so hard on it?

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