Latest News

UTech says exams will not be postponed despite strike

Friday, November 08, 2019

Print this page Email A Friend!


KINGSTON, Jamaica — The University of Technology (UTech) Jamaica says exams will not be postponed following the near two-week suspension of classes due to a strike by the academic staff.

The Students' Union met with members of the university's management team, including President Professor Stephen Vasciannie, on the school's campus on Wednesday which was the first full day that classes were resumed after the 11-day strike.

The Students' Union Council said it was informed of the following decisions on Wednesday afternoon:

  1. Examinations — Only materials that were taught and can possibly be taught will be tested on the examination scripts. As it relates to lab classes there will be make up classes held to cover this content.
  2. Semester Schedule Adjustment — There will not be an extension in the semester, as well as the preparatory period (study break) will remain as is.
  3. Class Content— All class related materials will be forwarded using, but not limited to online platforms such as Utech Online (Moodle).
  4. Assessment Schedule — Dates of all due assignments that were affected by the industrial action will be pushed back. The new due date will be decided on a case by case basis.
  5. International Students Concern — Special consideration will be made to those students regarding booked flights.
  6. Semester 2 Fee Adjustments — The Enrolment Commitment Fee will be reduced from $28,000 starting next semester.

Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at http://bit.ly/epaperlive


ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT