Petition (Ghana): Petition For Academic Ease
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the academic calendars of almost all universities to be thrown in disarray. The regular 3-month academic schedule has been modified into a purely virtual teaching session for some campuses and for other campuses, it is a hybrid of both physical and virtual classes.
As scholars, we must always strive for honor and excellence in everything we do. But under the current circumstances where every student is struggling to survive the semester, we are demanding the needed compassion from the various university authorities.
The online classes have been bedeviled with challenges in some institutions coupled with the fact that not all students have their own personal computers or laptops.
Deadlines should not be so stringent and penalties for late submissions should not be so severe.
Also, all online sessions should be recorded and the recordings should be made available later for students who were not able to log in on time.