The easing of restrictions on educational institutions has triggered a mixed reaction from tertiary students.
President Nana Akufo-Addo announced on Sunday that final year students in the various tertiary institutions should return to school by June 15.
The directive also applies to all final year students at the various secondary and junior high schools across the country.
But to final year students of the University of Professional Studies, Accra, the President’s announcement was too late in coming.
The school has been conducting its academic activities using its virtual platform launched hours after schools were asked to close over the threat posed by the coronavirus in March this year.
With barely two weeks to end their online examination which began on May 18, 2020, some final year students of the school believe president Akufo-Addo’s announcement does not affect.
“He’s too late. Maybe students of the University of Ghana and other universities would have to go back,” Samuel Bartels told UPSANEWSROOM.com.
Another student who spoke on condition of anonymity claims the President’s announcement was politically motivated.
“It was a trade-off for the President. He asked final year students to go back so that the Electoral Commission can go-ahead to conduct its mass voter registration exercise.”
On her part, Emelia Osei is happy she would not need to go back to school again.
“It may not have been a good experience but I have enjoyed and learned a lot from e-learning. I will be done with my papers in the coming days so I don’t need to go back,” she said.
The University of Professional Studies, Accra is expected to vacate in the middle of June 2020.