After the release of the continuation of academic calendar for 2017/2018 which was interrupted by the strike action embarked by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), examinations are just at the corner, as lectures are being concluded and students gather handouts that will enable them to read and pass the upcoming examination.
The examination which is scheduled for 18th March, 2019 has made so many students frightened, as some of them dedicate their whole night in order to read, while lecturers hold revision classes to enable them go through their course outline again.
In an interview with Anna Langlong, a 200 level student of Mass Communication, she said that “I feel the exams should be shifted because plenty students are not ready. This unplanned short breaks have interrupted with our academics and that is why I believe students should be granted more time. By anyways we are left with
no alternative rather than to read”.
Also Longs Nanman a 100 level students of Economic Education expressed his thoughts and how tense he is. He stated that “The examination date is okay, but we are rushed because of how the semester was cut short. Some students are not ready and not all topics were covered by lecturers a little bit tense but we just have to prepare”.
Investigations by UJONLINE show that preparations for exams have forced many students to desert extra curricula activities like sports and the annual end of semester activities like beauty pageants, hostel and departmental week, in order to focus on reading and having excellent grades.
Report and photos by Pwasollam Yiri
edited by JM (4/5)
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