UPSA SRC Accept To Take End-of-Semester Exams Online
By Kelvin Amoah
April 20, 2020
Following an urgent meeting with the Vice-Chancellor of their school. The Students Representative Council of the University of Professional Studies, Accra, has agreed to partake in the end-of-second-semester examS to be conducted online.
Students raised concerns about the provisions made for their colleagues who were in areas with poor internet connectivity.
Also, the students of the university had opposed the decision. Questioning its feasibility and questioning its appropriateness. Especially at a time where the world was dealing with a pandemic.
However, this led to the Vice-Chancellor scheduling a meeting with the Students Representative Council and course representatives.
The meeting was held online. At the meeting, Vice-Chancellor of the school, Prof. Abednego Feehi Okoe Amartey. He explained to the student leaders. The online exams were going to be in the form of a take-home assignment.
Where students having less than 48hours to turn in their responses
“Go back and tell your folks that it is take-home examination and not online examination,”. The Vice-Chancellor told the Course Reps,”
The end of second-semester exams at the school has been scheduled to start on Monday, May 18, 2020.
Meanwhile, the SRC has written to University management. They were asking for the academic calendar to be extended by three weeks.
They explained that the extension will help them have more time to study. Also, as their lecturers have not been interactive enough for academic activity to be effective.
READ ALSO: KNUST graduate employed as Senior Data Analyst at a top company in USA
A young graduate, Kwasi Kankam from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has landed a task as a Senior Data Analyst with AstraZeneca in the United State.
He studied Chemistry at KNUST and made an incredible shift into Data Analytics, with both fields of experience contributing to his huge success.
Meanwhile, the young man graduated from the Ghanaian university in 2018 with a baccalaureate in Chemistry. After which he landed an enormous role, immediately after his national service.
Kwasi Kankam has been recruited as a Senior Data Analyst for AstraZeneca.
A British-Swedish company that’s one among the highest 10 pharmaceutical companies within the whole world where biologics manufacturing takes place.
In addition, AstraZeneca, company has the only aim to prioritize the requirements of patients and continually developing cutting-edge drugs to combat health issues in reference to our therapeutic areas.
Speaking about his huge appointment and therefore the transition from a graduate in Chemistry to an expert in Data Analytics, Kankam narrated how the 2 came together.
“Though I trained as a chemist, my new role is more non-traditional, it’s little to no chemistry at play. He added; my knowledge in chemistry was a feather in my cup during my interview,”
“The company was trying to find a candidate expertly in Data Analytics which I had. Albeit, my prior knowledge in chemistry made them kill two birds with one stone” Kankam added.
According to Kwasi Kankam, some extent came when he wondered whether the Chemistry degree he had was an entire waste when he started learning Data Analytics.
However, Kwasi Kankam says his new role has taught him that knowledge is really never wasted because it was all worthwhile within the end.