The Management of the Kwame Nkrumah Universities of Science and Technology (KNUST) towards the June 15 school reopening has said it’s not compulsory for all final years to report to campus with the exception of final year students who have practicals and other clinical examinations to undertake to complete their course.
The Management in a letter dated June 4 copied to Georgeweb.org stated that it is using its scheduled plan of ending the academic year with online activities.
For a succesful completion of the academic year, the university has urged all students, including final year students to comply with the arrangement and adhere to the timelines as planed.
President Akufo-Addo in his 10th televised nation’s address announced for schools to be reopened to only final year students in the country to help them complete the 2019/2020 academic year and proceed to sit for their exit examinations.
KNUST in line with the President’s directive said only the sixth year Clinical students of the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharm D as well as final year Midwifery and Medical Diagnostics students would all be required to report to school on June 15 to go through their clinical and an abridged examination to enable them to complete their courses.
The university in a statement said even before the roadmap was announced by President Akufo-Addo, the university had already come up with a programme on how the academic year would end.
“All students, both continuing and in their final year, have up to June 30 to submit all assignments and project work online and examiners are required to process all the results for consideration by the department, faculty and college boards latest by July 15,” the statement indicated.
The statement added that, while all students were not required to be on campus when universities reopened, “Students who have technical challenges in accessing the online platform at home have the option to relocate to campus from June 15 to June 30, having made an arrangement with their Heads of Department.”
The KNUST Management said arrangement are underway to allow international students in the fifth and sixth years at the School of Medicine and Dentistry and sixth year in the Veterinary Medicine, Pharm D as well as final year Midwifery and Medical Diagnostics to return for their clinical and practicals when school reopens on June 15.
It, however, said international students who would not be to able return to campus amid the travel restrictions will have their examination postponed until a suitable time.