Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has rejected the proposal to conduct entrance examinations to admit prospective students into the university for the 2020/2021 academic year after the university held a meeting on Monday, April 6, 2020, at ton the issue.
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The Official communique
In a communique addressed to all provosts of the university highlighting deliberations on modalities for the completion of academic work for the second semester of the 2019/2020 academic year, the said meeting suggested that WAEC could conduct WASSCE examinations in September 2020 necessitating admission of freshers in January 2021.
The communique signed by the Senior Assistant Registrar (Affiliations) stated that it would be inappropriate for universities to conduct entrance examinations for prospective students due to the same danger concerning social distancing for which the WASSCE 2020 has been suspended.
Reasons For The Rejection
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) cited further reasons such as the inappropriateness of using continuous assessments and class performance for admission into the university as it may not give fair assessment criteria for admission.
The suggestions according to the communique are to deal with all associated challenges.
Following this, the university has considered a plausible adjustment to its academic calendar citing instances of reopening academic work by the middle of May if the COVID-19 situation improve.