UEW Campuses Remain Closed to Students
It has come to the attention of the University Management that some students are mischievously using a statement made by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Andy Ofori-Birikorang, during his appearance on last Sunday’s widely televised Joy News Programme, as an excuse to force their way into the University to occupy some classrooms, halls and other on-campus facilities under the pretext of accessing the University internet and wifi system.
For the avoidance of doubt, Prof. Andy Ofori-Birikorang, during the said programme, gave some useful advice to students who had rented hostels within communities around campuses of the University and who had gone home to some remote locations that made it challenging for them to access internet for their active participation in the UEW-LMS Moodle system. He advised that such students could come back to their off-campus rented hostels where the telecommunications network is better in order to access the Moodle system which access had been made free through the MTN and VODAFONE whitelisting of the UEW-LMS. No where did the Pro-Vice-Chancellor state that students could come back to our campuses for purposes of engaging in any teaching and learning activities.
Theshutdown of the University, particularly for all academic activities, was at the instance of His Excellency, Nana AddoDankwaAkuffoAddo, the President of the Republic of Ghana and the University remains so closed for such purposes. Students are not allowed to use the classrooms, offices, and other UEW facilitiesfor the purpose of teaching, learning and all other related academic activities.
Management advises students who have moved back to their off-campus rented hostels around any of our campuses to take advantage of the excellent telecommunication network access within such communities to actively participate in the online teaching and learning activities while observing all the publicised precautionary measures for the containment of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.