Ashesi University suspends lectures indefinitely, moves to online teaching


News reaching UniversNews indicates that management of the Ashesi University has indefinitely suspended lectures.

It says that all of its teachings will now be online for students, effective Monday, March 15, 2020.

This decision comes after the government on Sunday announced that it has closed borders for arrivals from the coronavirus-hit country.

According to University authorities, at a meeting held last week, they decided to revert to online teaching should any of the following occur concerning COVID-19.

A government directive on COVID-19
A case in a nearby community
A case on campus
In a mail sent to students, it said that it was not going to wait for its campus to confirm a case before it implements its closure plan.

Ashesi University thus becomes the second tertiary institution to suspend lectures on its campus after the University of Ghana.

University of Ghana’s decision to suspend lectures follows the confirmation that one of its students tested positive for the virus.

In a statement from the University, it explained that the infected student had returned to Ghana from an international trip.

Non-residential students of the University have been asked to keep away from the campus.

Meanwhile, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana has urged students and staff to remain calm as the University management takes steps to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus on campus.

Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor | universnewsroom.com

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