Mid-semester exams should be suspended or cancelled amidst Coronavirus outbreak.
Mahmud Abdul Waliu Kabore started this petition to KNUST MANAGEMENT
THE REASONS WHY THE PENDING MID-SEM EXAMS SHOULD BE ADDED TO SUSPENDED ACTIVITIES IN THE KWAME NKRUMAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MEASURES TO CURB THE SPREAD OF THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS.
1. The Mid-sem exams is equally a public gathering. Because if IYES and SCC can be cancelled then 100s of students trooping to main library to prepare for mid sem should also be stoped.
2. Many students ignore lectures and only returns during exams time. God knows where our colleagues in that act will be returning from and also what they will be returning with.
3. Let’s assume without admitting, that there is an unknown case on campus, then lecturers are also not save. Because during Exams, the lecturers will have to touch students ID for inspection during invigilation should they touch an affect student’s card.
4. As we speak most students are Psychologically unstable, hence taking the exams in this period has the possibility of the school recording the worst performance from students ever. Because most of us are experiencing this for the first time.
THE SRC AGAIN SHOULD STAND FOR THE STUDENTS AND CONVINCE MANAGEMENT TO EITHER SUSPEND THE MID-SEM EXAMS OR FIND OTHER MEANS OF ASSESSING STUDENTS WITHOUT NECESSARILY CONFINING US AT A POINT TO ASSESS US THROUGH MID-SEM EXAMS.
Comcerned Knust Student