Management of the University of Ghana is yet to receive a proposal indicating a suitable learning module from the School of Applied Sciences its clinical students.
This is according to the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo.
She says that the practicality of the courses undertaken by clinical students have made it difficult for the University to approve a learning module without the input of the School of Applied Sciences.
In effect, clinical students were unable to partake in the University’s online learning programme.
Speaking on the Campus Exclusive show on Tuesday June 9, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo said that:
“With our clinical students, we are expecting the school to present their plans and their proposal for management to evaluate and provide the necessary approval. Because it’s quite a special situation and we can’t just sit here and issue a verdict.”
Prof Appiah Amfo further mentioned that the students were also facing the challenge of unavailability of patients in various health facilities.
She explained clinical students are to work with patients as part of their academic work but with the outbreak of the coronavirus disease, that has been difficult.
She, however, stressed that authorities were putting in their best efforts to analyze the situation at hand and arrive at a decision in the interest of students.
“You know that they work with patients and we understand that even now, you are not getting many patients in the health facilities as you would have in the ordinary times. So that is a peculiar situation and authorities are very concerned and closely monitoring the situation to make the necessary recommendations”
Story by: Reward Kpokli