The Management of University of Ghana (UG) has refuted claims indicating it approved the double-track model for the 2020/2021 academic year without consulting the university Student’s Representative Council (SRC).
According to Head of the teaching and examinations unit of the Academic Affairs Directorate of UG, the Students Representative Council were in attendance at the meeting where the academic calendar was discussed.
“Initially, we put out a calendar for the start of the semester in November 2020 and that is what was suspended. Before that calendar came out, the student leaders, that is GRASAG and SRC, had a discussion with senior management and that is what came out. On the basis of that calendar, we have this calendar. Everything is the same it’s just that the dates have been updated,” she said.
Mrs Lydia Nyarko-Danquah in an interview UniversNews said the Management decision to run double-track for the 2020/2021 academic year is to slow the spread of the locally transmitted coronavirus on campus.
“We are running the double-track because we care about our students’ health. Covid is with us and we cannot take it for granted. We are running it so we keep to the protocols, keep our students safe and make sure that our students also get the quality that they need,” Mrs Nyarko-Danquah said.
The Legon Authorities in its 2020/2021 academic calendar sighted by Georgeweb.org indicated effective teaching will commence on Monday, January 18, 2021, for fresh students and final year students.