The Management of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) says its campuses remain closed to students as directed by the government for all schools to close down until further notice.
However, the Management has cautioned students mischievous using a statement made by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Andy Ofori-Birikorang, in an interview with Joy News as an excuse to sneak their way into the university premises to accessing the University internet and wifi system to refrain from that illegal act.
For the avoidance of doubt, Prof. Andy Ofori-Birikorang, during the said programme, gave some useful advice to students who had rented hostels within communities around campuses of the University and who had gone home to some remote locations that made it challenging for them to access internet for their active participation in the UEW-LMS Moodle system.
He advised that such students could come back to their off-campus rented hostels where the telecommunications network is better in order to access the Moodle system in which access had been made free through the MTN and VODAFONE whitelisting of the UEW-LMS.
According to the Management “Nowhere did the Pro-Vice-Chancellor state that students could come back to our campuses for purposes of engaging in any teaching and learning activities”
It added that the closure of the University, particularly for all academic activities, was at the instance of President Akufo-Addo and the University remains so closed for such purposes. Students are not allowed to use the classrooms, offices, and other UEW facilities for the purpose of teaching, learning and all other related academic activities.
Management advises students who have moved back to their off-campus rented hostels around any of our campuses to take advantage of the excellent telecommunication network access within such communities to actively participate in the online teaching and learning activities while observing all the publicised precautionary measures for the containment of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.