Sandwich students under the 3/4/5 Semester programmes of the University of Cape Coast are unhappy with management for indiscriminately changing the schedule of activities for the second semester. Although this is not the first time the institute has changed the schedule of activities, the practice seems to have no end.
Their frustrations stem from the fact that management has again changed the current schedule of activities just yesterday, making way for a revised one which is uncomfortable for many of its sandwich students.
Unlike the recent schedule, the current one will see students writing their end of second semester examination on weekdays and weekends, whereas the first and second cohorts of the 3- semester students spend additional days on campus in the absence of the 4/5 Semester students.
Again, the previous schedule of activities made room for students to stay home for a week before reporting to their various study centres, but the new one has shortened the length of days to spend to only two days.
The first and second cohorts students under the one-year programme are again submitting their project works and finishing the third semester by the end of January 2022 unlike the previous one.
Following all these changes, the students have expressed their frustrations and worry over the pressure being mounted on them by management of the university. Bricy Boateng monitored some WhatsApp groups of students and can boldly say that students are very uncomfortable with the latest development.
Some students have therefore called on the leaders of the students body to initiate a conversation with management to see to a lasting solution to this problem. Others who cannot cope with the learning pressure have also expressed their regret for enrolling in the sandwich programme if they knew this was how the programme would turn out to be.