The Management of the Ashesi University has announced to start academic activities of the 2020/2021 academic year online amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic that has claimed at least 248 lives in Ghana.
The University in a blog post sighted by Georgweb.org on its website said it’s decision to continue the Ashesi’s semester online include the risk of exposure from various community members commuting to and from the campus.
It also said the complexities of rigorous testing on campus and closure of Ghana’s borders to international students was also a considerable factor to suspend the face to face teaching and learning for its prospective students.
The Ashesi management as part of efforts to support students participate fully in academic activities virtually has several measures being put in place to ensure more accessible online learning for all students.
Among other measures are that the University will provide financial aid to parents with financial problems amid the global pandemic and cannot afford learning tools like laptops for their wards to help mitigate learning disruption.
It has also announced to provide students with 20GB of internet data monthly as it commences the 2020/2021 academic year online until the country’s current situation is restored to normalcy.