The University for Development Studies (UDS) is to begin online tuition for students pursing graduate programmes, this week, even as academic institutions have been closed down, as a measure to curtail the spread of the novel covid-19 pandemic.
Registrar of the university, Dr. ABT Zakaria who made the announcement stated; the executive committee of UDS earlier met to decide on how to roll out academic activities for students especially at the Masters, graduate diploma and doctoral levels, using available ICT tools such as the internet.
Dr. Zakaria said this over the weekend, when Zoomlion, a waste management company disinfected the campuses and central administration of the University as part of the company’s social responsibility in the country’s the COVID-19 fight.
The online tuition, which for now excludes undergraduate students, the Registrar explained, is to the address the shortfall that is being experience during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since the corona virus pandemic emerged in Ghana, some two months ago, the government directed the closure of all educational institutions among other measures to combating the spread of the virus.
It is in response to this, that Zoomlion, working in partnership with the government began an exercise to disinfect markets, lorry parks and health institutions to curb chances of the spread.
General Manager of Savana Waste Management company, a subsidiary of the Jospong group of Companies; Dawuni Peter said, the company decided to intervene by making the environments for academic activities safer for both students and their instructors, hence the gesture.
Source: Nelson Adanuti Nyadror | www.diamondfmonline.com | Ghana