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Private universities students pleading for no dumsor this exams period

By: Raphael Apetorgbor- Daily Express

The Private University Students’ Association of Ghana (PUSAG) is appealing to government to exempt educational institutions from the on-going load shedding during this examination period.
They are also asking government to ensure it fixes the energy crisis by December as promised.

A statement jointly signed by Mr. Richard Odame, the PUSAG National President and Mr. Francis Kwabena Asante, the Media Relations Director and copied the Daily Express said this call has become necessary considering the fact that students at the various universities in the country have started taking their end of semester exams.

The leadership of PUSAG believes that government and the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) can spare the universities of the on-going load shedding exercise at least for the next three weeks (exams period) to enable them enjoy incident free examination period; thereby improving academic performance.

It would be recalled that last semester, the Education Ministry intervened in this regard and eventually, public universities were exempted from the load shedding during the exams season.
According to PUSAG, they are calling for the same intervention which should be extended to include private universities in the country.

“We are by this statement, essentially calling for the same intervention and adding that, it should be extended to include private universities since we are all students of Ghana and taxpayers for that matter.” said the statement.

PUSAG also commended the government on the various plans and programmes that are being rolled out in the enterprise of education.

The statement further urged government to take the necessary steps to reverse the flaws and mishaps that has risen from the recent brouhaha from published books and materials at the Junior High School.

“These recent flaws and mishaps emanating from published books and materials at the Junior High School level, to the unrelenting blind eye turned towards the plight of Tertiary students in Ghana. The students of Ghana are indeed very worried and wish to plead with His Excellency the President and his government to immediately take the necessary steps to reverse these worrying trends” said the statement.


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