Petition (Ghana): Request To Provide Both Online And Offline Modes Of Examination
This petition is a request from the students of the University of Cape Coast and their families to the Vice Chancellor of the university, to provide the students with an option to write their end of semester examinations, either offline or online, considering the current COVID-19 crisis.
We understand that the University has difficulties on their side too, but it is imperative that we students put forward our grievances and present a cost-benefit analysis of the situation.
- Ghana currently is reporting several COVID-19 related deaths, as positive test cases keep rising each day. Hence, it would be extremely dangerous if students came to campus to write their end of semester exams, where even social distancing will likely be futile.
- International students who have currently returned to their respective countries, cannot afford to come to campus.
- Further, in case any student tests positive upon returning to campus, the hospital expenses in this current distressed financial state, coupled with our emotional and mental agony, will be really high.
- The entire semester has been conducted in the online mode including lectures, quizzes and Mid-Sem. Hence, it is very much possible for the final exam to be also evaluated through the same mode.
We understand that exams are important, but not at the cost of our physical and mental health.
Hence, we request of you to provide us with an option to either write the exams in the offline or online mode. This we believe, will effectively cater for the needs of all students.