The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) says it is deeply worried over the unprecedented massive withdrawal of students from some Colleges of Education in the country.
The Students Body observed that in consultation with the Trainee Teachers Association of Ghana, the reasons for the mass failure of students in the Colleges of Education Nationwide had been identified.
Mr Michael Paa- Quecy Adu, National President of NUGS, speaking at a news conference in Accra, said, students in the Colleges of Education nationwide who had referrals in some courses could not afford money to register for the supplementary examination.
He said at the period scheduled for the supplementary examination, Teacher Trainees were preparing for their semester examination, which increased the total number of papers for students who had referrals in their courses.
He said students did not know that their failure to write the supplementary examination on the scheduled date could cost them their withdrawal or repetition.
Mr Paa Quecy-Adu noted that students therefore, failed to register for the supplementary examination, because they measured it as equal to writing with the regular students.
He, however, suggested to the Institute of Education at the University of Cape Coast to consider students who have obtained a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.5 and above but had been withdrawn due to one or two referrals and give them an opportunity to redeem themselves.
“We also appeal to the Institute to consider the total number of students who will be withdrawn nationwide” he added.
In another development, Mr Paa Quency-Adu announced that NUGS had kicked against the purported ejection of the students of the Ghana School of Survey and Mapping from their campus situated in Accra.
He observed that where the school was situated currently had been allocated by the Lands Commission for the construction of its headquarters.
He said the deal to swap the land for the Lands Commission’s Headquarters building was approved by the Ministry of Finance and National Central Tender Review Board.
He therefore, appealed to the government to ensure that the Survey and Mapping students were resettled at a better and permanent location to ensure that academic activities went on smoothly.