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There is no public school that is conducting any exams online - Minister of Education

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The Minister for Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has kicked against the online examination which is being introduced by the management of some public universities in the country.

The Coronavirus pandemic which has brought the world to its knees saw to the closure of all schools and some public places(stadiums, night clubs) by the president as part of the measures to curb the spread of the virus.

After using the internet as a substitute to teach students for the past one month, some public Universities namely; Ghana Institute of Journalism and University of Professional Studies issued a guideline informing their students of the online examinations scheduled for May 26 and May 18 respectively.

However, it seems that the move that was so unpopular of social media didn't have the approval of the sector minister who has spoken against it in an interview with GH One TV.

"There is no public school that is conducting any exams online," said the Minister when responding to the reaction of students on the proposed online examination.

He added that "some universities in rolling out their virtual learning are doing continuous assessment and the only university that was advanced in that was KNUST and even for them we will have to assess the system if it happened or students were left out of the program."

Watch the interview below (from minute 26)

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