UG PARLIAMENT ASKS MANAGEMENT TO RETRACT DECISION TO ROLL OUT DOUBLE TRACK SYSTEM.
The University of Ghana Parliament House (UGPH) has opposed a decision by university authorities to run a double-track system for the 2020/2021 academic year.
UGPH wants the decision to be rescinded.
Although University authorities have explained that the decision is aimed at reducing the spread of the coronavirus disease, UGPH says that the university could have explored other means.
Speaker of the House, Amenyona Yaw, in an interview with UniversNews, said that the provision of sanitizers and ensuring strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols was the most efficient way to reduce the spread.
For management to tell us that the double-track system is a way of reducing the risk of contracting C0VID-19 is not the right way to reduce the spread. Measures like provision of sanitizers, placing of veronica buckets at vantage points, wearing of the mask to ensure we are following the protocols is the best way to reduce the spread and not the double-track, Amenyona Yaw said.
He added that since the mode of learning was going to be mainly online, there was no need to run a double-track system.
Because looking at last semester, we were doing online studies and it wasnt a double-track system so why the change. If the theory aspect will be done online and the practical is to be done face to face, then there is no need for double-track.,” he added
Amenyona Yaw also raised concerns over the shortened period of learning from the usual 13 weeks to 6 weeks.
He describes the situation as unfair.
For management to give us 6 weeks to study courses is unfair. Even 26 weeks for the entire academic year, some students still fail and so if management goes ahead with this decision, it means they are not that concerned students might fail.
Story by: Joylyne Oko-Matey | universnewsroom.com