Legon switches to virtual classes for students from March 30

Legon switches to virtual classes for students from March 30

- Legon students would finish the remaining seven weeks of the second semester via virtual classes

- The University of Ghana management has outlined steps and processes for Faculties and students to use

- The University’s Sakai Learning Management System (LMS) will be used for teaching and learning

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Students of the University of Ghana will resume classes albeit via online from March 30, 2020.

Following the announcement by President Nana Akufo-Addo that all schools in the country, from nursery to tertiary level close due to the novel Covid-19 pandemic, the premier university also closed its doors to students in sharp response.

But the University through its Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo in a statement signed on Monday, March 23, 2020, announced arrangements for students to have online tuition from March 30.

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Students are expected to have online tuition for the remaining seven weeks of the semester, which will end on May 15.

According to the university, students will also be provided with Vodafone SIMs, as well as faculties to facilitate access to the virtual learning platforms.

In a statement, management said it has agreed to use the University’s Sakai Learning Management System (LMS) for teaching and learning.

Meanwhile, the Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC) has also asked the government to fast-track the rollout of distance-learning programmes to assist students who are home due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The group has also asked the government to use the various media outlets to roll out the learning programme.

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Following the rapid rate at which Ghana is recording positive cases of the coronavirus in the country, government has banned all social gatherings and flight movement as a measure to prevent the spread of the COVID-19.

President Akufo-Addo also announced a closure of all borders of Ghana from Sunday, March 22, except for goods, supplies and cargo.

Ghana now has recorded 53 positive cases of the coronavirus, two are dead and the rest are responding to treatment.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Assin Central MP Kennedy Agyapong has torn into Bishop Daniel Obinim of the International God's Way Church (IGWC) as their fight gets out of hand.

Ken Agyapong and Obinim have been in a dirty banter over the past two weeks and have been throwing salvos at each other.

The banter started after Ken Agyapong blasted Obinim when a video of him claiming to have a cure for Coronavirus popped up online.

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