11th May, 2020
Final year students of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) should not encounter challenges graduating from the University this year, Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abednego Feehi Okoe Amartey has assured.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, final year students of the various universities across the country have expressed anxiety over the prospects of graduating in time to open the next chapter in their lives. But Prof. Amartey says there should be no cause for alarm.
He was speaking on Joy News’ ‘Beyond The Lockdown’ programme, which assessed the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on education delivery in Ghana.
Prof. Amartey expressed confidence that measures put in place by the management of the University should be enough to see out the graduating class of 2020.
He said: “Even before the lockdown we had anticipated a situation like this at UPSA, so we put in measures to ensure we wouldn’t be badly hit if it gets worse. We asked all lecturers to upload lecture materials online. Lectures ended last Friday and as we speak, examinations have been set for the 18th of May, which would be taken online.
All things being equal, students should go on vacation by July and we should not have any problems with getting final year students to graduate.”