A special arrangement has been made by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy for public universities to be relieved from the current load-shedding in the country.
Some institutions that will benefit from this relief include the University of Ghana, Legon; University of Education, Winneba; Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi; University of Cape Coast and the University for Development Studies. The Deputy Minister of Education in charge of Tertiary Education, Mr. Sam Okudjeto Ablakwa, disclosed this in an interview.
It’s good news for we students to know that we will be free from the ‘dumsor’ menace at least in this period of examination. We should be grateful for the efforts of the ministry of education. However, wouldn’t it have been much more beneficial if the arrangement had been made earlier in the semester?
Preparation for exams is not a day’s activity that one can just carryout and get results. It begins as the semester starts and spans through to the end.
Though the impact of this arrangement will be great, I still have some reservations; in that, we students could have made much out of the semester if the arrangement had come earlier.
How do we make up for the 5:30-7:30pm lectures that couldn’t take place due to dumsor? Again, our inability to fully understand other lectures that we managed to strain our ears to hear because dumsor rendered the public address system in the lecture hall unusable.
We are not being ungrateful for the tireless effort of the Ministry of Education to ensure that we have light to study for our exams but academic work would have been more efficient if the arrangement had come earlier in the semester.