Over 600 students of the Kumasi Technical University could not write their second semester examination because they could not meet the registration deadline.
These students are currently stranded and appealing to the Academic Board of the University to allow them write the exams, although the University has granted them a deferment opportunity.
OnuaOnline has sighted about six threads of notices served on the affected students as a reminder.
The first notice which was dated May 29, 2023 had the caption “EXTENSION OF ONLINE COURSE REGISTRATION” announcing an extension of the Online Course Registration to “Monday, June 5, 2023.
On July 11, 2023, another notice was released with the headline “MOP UP ONLINE COURSE REGISTRATION”, announcing the portal for the registration process.
Another notice issued on July 27, 2023 also gave a deadline extention to “Thursday, 3rd August 2023” after “Friday, 28th July 2023 deadline.”
A final notice issued on August 11, 2023 urged students who failed to register to defer their courses, a directive from the Academic Board of the University stated.
“They haven’t been withdrawn. They have been deferred” Joshua Appiah is the acting University Relations Officer.
However, spokesperson for the affected students, Silas Adofo Denkyira told OnuaOnline “we know we have erred but, they should temper justice with mercy. The economic situation would not allow us to meet the deadline. We want to write the exams now.”
President of the Students’ Representative Council, Kwadwo Mensah says, the student leadership is still discussing with the Academic Board to find a common ground.
“Management put out notices but students could not register because they complain of economic hardship. We understand the issue and the SRC is not redundant,” he indicated.