Management of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology(KNUST) has decided that the supplementary examination for the 2019/2020 academic year would be taken online due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The decision was made during the 386th meeting of the academic board, held on 8th July 2020.
The board recognising the major impact of the pandemic resolved to the use of the online space for the examinations.
“The Board decided that in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, supplementary Examinations should be conducted on-line, and examiners should be given the option of assessment by written assignments and /or quizzes, as appropriate”, a statement released by the university said.
The supplementary examination offers the opportunity for students who failed a course or courses within the academic year to re-sit for such papers. It is normally conducted in August of every year, a month before the commencement of each academic year.
Like other universities, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science of Technology was closed down following the order of the President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as part of measure to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Since then, the University as part of measures to ensure academic continuity moved its academic activities online.
End of semester examinations was taken online in a form of quizzes and essays where examiners had the chance to select three for assessment.
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