Final year Ashesi University students end semester online

Ashesi University, one of the private tertiary institutions in the country, says it has completed its academic work for the second semester of the 2019/2020 academic year, hence, it will not be open for teaching and learning.

This comes even as President Akufo-Addo, in a televised address on Sunday night directed that schools, which have been shut down since March because of the novel coronavirus, can now reopen from June 15, 2020, for final year students.

The President explained that it was aimed at ensuring that final year students wrote their exit exams without challenges.

But Ashesi, in a social media post said they have been able to complete their semester online.

“With faculty support, final year students #atAshesi have mostly been able to complete their semester online. As a result, seniors will not be returning to campus following the partial reopening of schools by the Government of Ghana.” (1/5) pic.twitter.com/mBRUK9nLyf

— Ashesi University (@Ashesi) June 1, 2020

The University also urged faculty members with outstanding work to submit same online. 

“Seniors with outstanding work to be submitted will continue to work with their faculty online. We are thankful to everyone at Ashesi for holding steady through the last half of the 2019/2020 academic year. It has been a period of remarkable collaboration and effort.”

Other tertiary institutions like the University of Ghana and the Ghana Institute of Journalism have all planned to continue academic activities online despite the easing of restrictions.

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Ellis Ferdinand is a Journalist, Blogger and Founder of Ellis Multimedia, a parent company of EducationGhana.org, an Online Education News Blog, PoliticsGhana.com and GhanaNaija.net. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. He is currently Reading his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among the Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. now EducationGhana.org His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria. He won Writer of the Year at the 2021 EDUCOM AWARDS

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