The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra has asked the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) to consider providing free credit to students as they prepare for the online examination.
Professor Abednego Feehi Okoe Amartey said the gift will be a “goodwill” gesture to students considering the Council did not spend any money to organise its week-long celebration due to the coronavirus.
“The SRC should consider buying credit for all students…after all you didn’t have SRC week,” the Vice-Chancellor said during a meeting on videoconferencing platform, Zoom held on Wednesday.
The University of Professional Studies, Accra has been roundly criticised by some students who claim the decision to migrate studies online should have been accompanied by free data.
The displeasure of students was stoked after the University of Ghana announced free data to its students who are using Vodafone.
Days later, UPSA partnered with telco giants, MTN and Vodafone to provide free access to the school’s website and online portal.
But the gesture was dissatisfactory to students.
Reacting to a question about the provision of data for students as they prepare for the online examination, Professor Okoe Amartey said the SRC should consider doing that.
“I think they [students] will appreciate it,” he said.