UCC lecturers online assessment of students halted!
UCC lecturers online assessment of students. Management of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) has instructed its lecturers to stop all forms of online assessments as it has decided to do so when academic activity resumes physically.
In a notice signed by the Director of Academic Affairs, Jeff Teye Onyame, lecturers were reminded of a decision taken to the effect online academic work should be limited to teaching.
Jeff Teye Onyame added that any assessment conducted online would be non-scoring.
“We wish to remind all teaching staff of the decision taken at the emergency meeting of the executive committee of the academic board held on 8th April 2020 that online academic work should be limited to lectures and tutorials. All practical sessions, assessments (Quizzes and assignments) and examinations are to be conducted on campus upon students’ return. I am to inform all concerned to comply with the decision of the executive committee of the academic board and that online assessment carried out will be non-scoring,” a part of the statement reads. UCC lecturers assessment students
Some tertiary institutions in the country have decided to conduct the end of semester exams online as they are keen on ending the academic year even as schools have been closed down. UCC lecturers instructed to halt online assessment of students
Following that, they have respectively revised their examination grading system.
The University was established out of a dire need for highly qualified and skilled manpower in education. Its original mandate was therefore to train graduate professional teachers for Ghana’s second cycle institutions and the Ministry of Education in order to meet the manpower needs of the country’s accelerated education programme at the time. Today, with the expansion of some of its Faculties/Schools and the diversification of programmes, the University has the capacity to meet the manpower needs of other ministries and industries in the country, besides that of the Ministry of Education. UCC lecturers assessment students
From an initial student enrolment of 155 in 1963, the University of Cape Coast now has a total student population of 74, 720 The breakdown is as follows: 18949 regular undergraduate students, 1445 sandwich undergraduate students, 1014 regular postgraduate students, 2773 sandwich postgraduate students 48989 distance undergraduate students and 1540 postgraduate distance students. The University admitted a total of 24723 students into its various programmes for the 2016/2017 academic year.
The University started with two departments, namely: Arts and Science. These departments developed into Faculties in 1963. In order to achieve the set objectives, in 1964, the University created two more Faculties, namely: Education and Economics & Social Studies [now Faculty of Social Sciences].