A Lecturer of the University of Ghana, Mr. Nicholas Mantey Pare, has urged students, especially sandwiched ones, to put into practise what they have learnt to help improve the livelihood of the people in the society they find themselves
Mr. Pare made the call when he chaired an educative seminar organized by final Sandwich Students of Practicum Two, Group Seven of Guidance and Counselling Unit of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), at the Central Campus, on the theme: ?Managing Examination Anxiety among Sandwich Student?.
The programme was attended by students, heads of departments, lecturers, and a cross-section of people in the area.
He asked them to prepare adequately towards examinations, to avoid anxieties during the examinations period.
In a presentation delivered by Ms. Sophia Adjoa Appiah, member of the group, they recommended that before examinations, students should visit counseling centres, maintain positive attitudes, approach the examinations with confidence, and strive for relaxed state of concentration.
According to the group, examination anxiety is the result of many inter-related beliefs and experiences, whereby in affective methods and procrastination can lead to anxiety and a lowered image as well as poor performance that can lead to increase pressure on oneself, especially when the outcome of an examination is very important.
They explained that examination anxiety consists of physiological over arousal which it somatic signs which includes, headaches, stomach aches, nausea, diarrhea, excessive sweating, shortness of breath, rapid heartbeat and dry mouth.
They suggested that for an effective preventive approach towards examination anxiety, more professional counselors should be employed to render skillful counseling services to the students in the various educational institutions.