The Students’ Representative Council (SRC) President of University of Cape Coast (UCC), Mr. Tony Henry Arthur, has announced the University’s decision to review its resist policy.
This decision comes on the back of a petition made by the leadership of the SRC in October 2017, outlining some challenges the current resit policy poses, which do not help students and thus needed review.
Mr. Arthur indicated in a communique that the University management after a long deliberation with his team has decided to review the resit policy from next academic year (2018/2019).
The SRC President stated that management has decided to consider the Council’s proposal thus, first-year students will now have the opportunity to resit until the third year.
“For the freshers, I think you have a point. We will modify it to your proposal. Instead of one time fail and dismissal, we will give three opportunities,” Mr. Arthur stated as comments of management during the deliberation.
He further added that management has agreed to ensure examination papers are marked on time such that final year students do not wait for a long time to get their results before finally graduating.
Among the requests made by the SRC was that continuing students be allowed to resit failed exams other than referring the student to register the course all over again at the next level.
This request, however, according to the SRC President, management declined to make any amendments for the time being.
Mr. Arthur acknowledged the support of his other executives and Mr. Okyere Kwasi Addai, a former SRC President of the University in helping to achieve this feat.
Currently, per the University’s Academic Programmes, Policies and Regulations for Undergraduate Studies, a first-year student who fails between 1 and 11 credits in either the first, second or both semesters is given an opportunity to write a supplementary end-of-semester examination.
The student is however withdrawn for poor academic performance if he/she is unable to pass all the failed courses in the supplementary end-of-semester examination.
Continuing students, who fail up to 9 credits, will progress to the next level but will be required to repeat those failed courses.
Source: Godfred Mawugbe | Choicism.com