The Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED), Prof. James Kagya-Agyemang, has commended stakeholders in the organisation of the maiden examinations for the regular students of the University for a job well done.
During the examinations, which came off from April 5 to May 2, 2021, Prof. Kagya- Agyemang paid several unannounced visits to the examination centers to monitor the situation on the ground. His conclusion afterward was that the University’s maiden examinations had been near perfect.
He was particularly impressed by the comportment of students and the uncompromising posturing of invigilators and supervisors to forestall all forms of cheating and malpractice in examinations.
He explained in an interview after his final monitoring of the examinations on April 29, 2021, that the success was also a result of the stringent measures put in place by Management to ensure that the University examination processes are water-tight at all times.
Prof. Kagya-Agyemang noted that only a strictly supervised credible examination could provide a solid basis for a university to assess the actual level of competencies that students might have acquired from the years of teaching. That he said was critical since the credibility of a university certificate is dependent on the output on the job market of graduates from that university to some extent.
“We are duty-bound to be diligent in our admission of students, teach them the right things, and examine them faithfully to be able to assess the degree to which they might have adapted to the academic and professional knowledge that we gave them. If we are successful in this, then we would be doing the nation a great service. That is the reason for establishing the AAMUSTED; we cannot afford to fail,” he explained passionately.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor was happy with special arrangements made for persons with special needs to write the examinations conveniently.