The management of the Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED) has thrown out students’ appeal to compel management to resort to the use of the Learning Management System (LMS) for the conduct of the end of Second Semester Examinations for the 2020/21 Academic Year.
In two separate communiques released by management and signed by Dr. Philip Oti-Agyen, Vice Dean of Students’ Affairs and the other by Y. M. Amin Sabato, SRC PRO, students have been extensively advised to avail themselves on the campus of the university as the exams would only be conducted via face-to-face come Monday, August 30 to Friday, September, 10, 2021.
The LMS, a system for learning virtually and for purposes of conducting quizzes, assignments and examinations online gained prominence during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic when academic and economic activities where at a time brought to a halt.
The call by the students was on the back of the University Teachers’ Association of Ghana (UTAG) strike that was instituted on August 2, 2021, the very day the students were prepped to sit for the commencement of the end of second semester exams.
However, students have been advised through the Students’ Representative Council, SRC, to forestall and desist from fomenting trouble during the examination period as the SRC has distanced itself from any future problem.
Meanwhile, it is however strange as to why the SRC leadership has to organise students to agitate for something they will eventually agree otherwise to.
Read below the communique from both offices