The College of Skilled Scientific studies, Accra (UPSA) has proven Ghana’s 1st accredited On-line Distance Finding out University, to take up the growing number of prospective pupils who are unable to access higher education thanks to limited admission slots in the many tertiary establishments.
The on line length school is expected to roll out selected postgraduate programmes for the 2020/21 academic yr. The accredited programmes so considerably incorporate MBA in Advertising, MBA in Auditing, MBA in Accounting and Finance and MBA in Corporate Governance.
In accordance to Administration of the College, the move also forms element of actions to cut down experience-to-experience tuition and choose education beyond the brick and mortar ecosystem as most higher educational establishments use innovative pedagogies in the 21st century.
Throwing additional light on the new structure of instruction, the Dean of the UPSA Distance Discovering School, Professor Albert Puni explained, the College is very well-positioned to roll out helpful online length education and learning with adaptable educational supply that is engaging, enjoyable and customized to healthy the program of all pupils.
He included that this would allow for pupils to attend lectures from the comfort of their properties, and submit assignments and other coursework at their personal comfort.
“We are getting education to the doorstep of students,” he reported. “Through our digital platforms, college students can now go to lectures, post assignments, add to class dialogue and interact other students on the web.”
Prof Opuni, in underlying the great importance of the procedure defined that there will be minimal use of knowledge and the online simply because students will only go on the web as and when demanded.
“You don’t will need to be on the net all the time. Students can download instructional components on the internet and review them offline at their very own speed,” he emphasised.
The Director of Paperwork and Details Administration Centre (DIMC), Dr Edwin Teye Ayernor further more explained that modules of the several programmes would be mounted on carousel basis – wherever college students would have the privilege of enrolling in one particular training course at a time.
He once again uncovered that every module has been structured in a 5-week period and learners will sometimes take a look at the campus to sit for their end of module examinations.
Dr Ayernor also famous that smaller sized class measurement will be utilized to aid efficient teaching and studying as very well as to make courses interactional as possible.
At this time, admissions into different on line programmes for the 2020/2021 academic year are ongoing and the first cohort of the on the web university are predicted to commence in September this calendar year.
Meanwhile, the National Accreditation Board in a letter to the UPSA has counseled the institution for assembly all demands for setting up an on the internet distance understanding centre.
“Your establishment has fulfilled the minimum prerequisite for location up an online length mastering centre. Your institution’s energy in conference the Board’s expectation is not only appreciated but well worth commending,” the assertion claimed.