As only final year students return to school, first and second-year students currently at home as a temporal school break amid the pandemic have been urged to take keen interest in the virtual lessons being organized by their respective institutions
The Principal of Enchi College of Education, Mr. Phillip Ntaah who gave the advice said students should prepare to join lectures on time and report challenges they may encounter to their tutors to be resolved.
The Principal in an interview with the Ghana News Agency disclosed that so far, the Enchi College of Education had recorded 90 percent of students participating in the virtual lessons.
Mr. Phillip Ntaah said, “students of the Enchi College of Education who find it difficult to access lessons at the time when it is being delivered because they don’t have smart mobile phones or due to poor internet connectivity, would receive assistance from the government through Transforming Teacher Education and Learning (T-Tel) and National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE)”.
He added that the management of Enchi college with the help of the Student Representative Council (SRC) has identified such students and they would be given the needed assistance through the initiation of a policy.
According to him, the management has been informed that 50 smart mobile phones are going to be provided to these students at an affordable price to enable them to pay in installments.
He furthered that “SD cards have also been procured, so tutors have been tasked to upload their tutorials and very soon the materials will be ready and students can go for it at the nearest College of Education.”
The Principal indicated that all these measures were being implemented by the various Colleges of Education and if students comply with them, they would complete their studies despite the coronavirus situation that has not been brought under control.