As a result of the pandemic that is spreading like wildfire in our midst this day’s most institutions have been affected negatively by the impact of this deadly virus and our schools are not an exception. Schools were locked down last year by the government to reduce the spread of this virus.
In order not to block Students from learning most schools including the University of Ghana (UG) adopted the hybrid way of learning with Students doing most of the learning online to reduce the spread of the virus but not to reduce Students learning.
On Thursday 25th of February 2021, the university of cape coast organized a workshop for its lecturers to adopt the online learning method as another way of learning to reduce the danger that this face-to-face interaction during lectures brings to their learners amid this deadly pandemic.
This workshop was cover by Joy news reporter Richard Kwadwo Nyarko with most of the lecturers expressing their joy has these online learning will reduce the risk the face-to-face lectures pose to their learners and lecturers.
Some of the lecturers said it is a step in the right direction and would like the service providers to up their games to help make this online learning method a successful one because the pandemic had come to stay with us but that doesn’t necessarily mean that learning to will stop, we have to look for other alternatives to ensure that our learners are not deprived of their learning.
There are some lecturers and students with underlining health conditions who have to always be risking their lives to attend lectures.
Because of the nature of our lecture halls, most students with underlining health conditions do not come to class because the lecture halls are always full and we all know how this virus spread as people come close to each other.
UCC wants its lecturers to embrace technology to reduce the facial interaction in their lecture halls.