Coronavirus: Online exams for universities not approved yet – Education Ministry

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Training Minister Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has indicated that deliberations are nonetheless ongoing to find out the very best mode of assessing educational work and assorted choices have come up for dialogue on the stakeholder conferences.

Based on him, “We gained’t wait and be confronted with one thing we haven’t thought via. We’ve a standing committee chaired by Professor Yankah, working with the schools in developing with the options. Any person introduced a paper from one college that stated we must always get into the net evaluation. How would I settle for the net evaluation once I know some individuals can not come on-line?

“There isn’t any public faculty, conducting any examination on-line. Some universities in rolling out their digital studying are doing a steady evaluation. The one college that’s superior in that’s KNUST that stated they may do mid-semester and others. We’ve to evaluate that primarily based upon what actually occurred and if college students have been unnoticed,” he stated.

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He stated the Ministry can also be working with it’s stakeholders to contemplate doable outcomes on the fundamental and Senior Excessive College ranges.

Among the many choices laid down on the desk for discussions, he urged, is for the continual evaluation of the candidates getting ready for West Africa Senior Secondary Certificates Examination and Primary Training Certificates Examination to be submitted rather than examination as their closing outcomes for entry to the Universities and Senior Excessive Colleges, respectively.

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“There must be a suitable evaluation technique for which we are able to all agree that if we use this evaluation the schools should admit college students primarily based on that evaluation technique.

“If Ghana is COVID free and the opposite West African nations will not be, can WAEC conduct a Ghana examination for us? it’s a risk which I do know we’re in talks with WAEC over that.

“If the COVID will stop us from congregating to conduct a Ghana examination, do now we have an evaluation in place that we are able to use as a proxy. And sure Ghana Training Service already submits a steady evaluation of all pupils, over the past 20 years, to WAEC, which they use statistical technique to make it acceptable to function 30% of their closing examination. Can we use that as a proxy? We’ll come to that call.

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“If we are able to’t do any, can we then enable the ultimate yr college students to do Nationwide Service earlier than they arrive to the college?” He quipped.

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