PLIGHT OF THE LEVEL 300 ADULT EDUCATION STUDENT
I write with a heavy heart to register our unhappiness about the way we in particular are treated with respect to the provision of our study materials (modules).
Last semester,one of our Adult education modules, ADULT TEACHING AND DELIVERY METHODS(ADLT 303),never came;it is still not in as I speak. This prevented as from writing Interim Assessment(IA) with our fellow comrades offering other courses. We had to write the IA during revision based on handouts provided by the lecturer which we paid with our own pocket monies. This is gravely unfair. I petitioned the authorities for us to be refunded an equitable amount of the module/our student accounts be credited with the equitable amount next academic year. The result; The Dean of School of Continuing and Distance Education(SCDE), Professor Olivia Kwapong,called me through her secretary asking me to come over. We deliberated on the issue and she said the lecturer would bring a draft for her to review so that our ADLT 303(last semester’s module) would be printed for us. The assurance she gave me was that,the draft to be reviewed by her would be brought last week,Friday,27th March,2014. I have been making follow ups on that. The last one was yesterday. I was told by her secretary that she (Dean of SCDE) has gone for a meeting.
This semester’s Interim Assessment is barely two(2) weeks away but two of our modules; FACILITATION METHODS IN ADULT EDUCATION (ADLT 304) and WORKING WITH PEOPLE IN THEIR COMMUNITIES(ADLT 308) are both not in for collection as I speak. This is the same thing that happened last semester and attempts for us to get a ‘legitimate” refund for a module is proving futile.
Dear executives,this is to bring to your notice our predicament as students of the Distance Education fraternity. The constant delay of our modules affects our studies as we go through the pain of stressing ourselves to prepare and write exams on the course which shouldn’t be so.
I know you are not in charge of the printing of our modules but please attach the needed urgency to our issue because it is some what becoming a norm that we write Interim Assessment during revision period when we should be almost prepared for exams.
We hope to hear from you soon.
Signed: Nii Armah Kwaku Tagoe