The impact of Covid-19 has been felt by all but we believe we are having the major part of it. Following the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s declaration made in his last and recent Address to the Nation, continuing students of the Colleges of Education and the Universities were to report to campus on Monday, 24th August to prepare and sit for their end-of-semester exams. It is against this backdrop the Institute of Education, University of Cape Coast took an intermediary decision that the students in the Colleges of Education should report on 31st instead of 24th to have just a week and I repeat, just a week academic work and then proceed to write their end-of-semester exams. We are very much disturbed by this decision because almost all the courses we are taking this semester are practical based. How can online studies be sufficient to pass a practical based exam? I wonder! If this had been feasible, they would and I know would have conducted online exams as well. If not, why n
Also, when things were normal, UCC would conduct three(3) exams i.e First quiz, second quiz and then end-of-semester exams for GHC400.00. It is in this ugly time charging the same amount(GHC400.00) for only end-of-semester exams. What has gone wrong? What have we done to merit this mal-practice? Or perhaps we are not worth enough to service this Nation through teaching? Hmmm.
We are therefore appealing to the masses and the working President to cause a review in the afore-mentioned motion through his order for this period has been a hell for us. Our superiors are really indifferent about the mental torture we are going through and nothing of ours seems to be theirs.