Legon switches to virtual classes for students from March 30

UG students panic as Jean Nelson Hall converts to COVID19 quarantine center

Students of the University of Ghana will resume classes albeit via online from March 30, 2020.

Following the announcement by President Nana Akufo-Addo that all schools in the country, from nursery to tertiary level close due to the novel Covid-19 pandemic, the premier university also its doors to students in sharp response.

But the University through its Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo in a statement signed on Monday, March 23, 2020 announced arrangements for students to have online tuition from March 30.

Students are expected to have online tuition for the remaining seven weeks of the semester, which will end in May 15. According to university notice, students will also be provided with Vodafone SIMs, as well as faculties to facilitate access to the virtual learning platforms. In a statement, management said it has agreed to use the University’s Sakai Learning Management System (LMS) for teaching and learning.

Meanwhile, the Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC) has also asked the government to fast-track the rollout of distance-learning programmes to assist students who are home due to the coronavirus outbreak. The group has also asked the government to use the various media outlets to roll out the learning programme.

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