Director of the Academic Affairs Directorate of the University of Ghana, Lydia Anowa Nyarko Danquah has described that the dismissal of students with CGPA less than 1.0 is their chance at achieving academic success.
This comes after the directorate issued a notice to level 200 and 300 students who fell below the required minimum CGPA of 1.0 to withdraw from the university.
According to the Director, this gives the students in compromising situations a chance to rethink their future and return to take the right paths.
“There are students from different backgrounds and they come with different attitudes to studying. Many factors can cause a student to fall below the 1.0 but the bottom line is that if the university allows you to go on to finish, you will end up finishing the course without being able to graduate. I think it will be unfair for you to complete school with nothing to show.”
” [They] are not failures, this is an opportunity to review and come back. [They] are young people and by now as since [they’ve] been in the university [they] know the options available. This will help [them] to make the right decisions when [they] come back.”
She advised students to reach out to academic advisors who are stationed to provide the necessary assistance to students.
“One of the challenges that the University has had is that it appears that students don’t want help. We have academic advisors in each department for each level but students don’t visit these facilities to speak to these people. I would like to use this platform to remind students who face challenges in their academics to access these facilities. “
Meanwhile, she also clarified that the decision of the University management to withdraw students who had a CGPA of less than 1.0 is not due to the University’s production of substandard students.
She pointed that this was necessary as some students tend to perform poorly throughout the four years because the courses they read are not their preference or they might be facing other challenges.
Story by: Michelle Lartey | univers.ug.edu.gh