KNUST Registrar raises concerns about subject combinations at SHS level

Ebenezer Tetteh Tieku

Registrar at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology(KNUST) is drawing attention to subject combinations in second-cycle schools.

According to him some of the subject combinations limit the scope of students.

Ebenezer Tetteh Tieku of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences said splitting subjects like Accounting denies students the opportunity to explore other non-business tertiary programmes.

“For instance, when you take business, we have cost accounting and financial accounting which was not like that. This serves as an impediment for students when they apply for further training; they find it difficult going into other programmes. They only course they’re able to do is Business administration, which is restrictive,” he said.

Mr. Tetteh Tieku was speaking at an event to mark the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth Hall.

He cited subjects like Home Economics and Agricultural Science and said because students are required to study one science subject, it becomes frustrating for students who aspire to pursue courses like Midwifery.

He believes science students should not be compelled to take Integrated Science which he says, ”are bits and pieces of the subject they are doing”.

Selected second-cycle students from Ashanti Region attended the session.

“We organised this programme so we can find a common platform for students to discuss the latest issues confronting students in SHS and find a solution, said Senior Hall Tutor, Dr. Kwame Asubonteng.

Gabriel Ofori Appiah of the Ghana Internet Safety Foundation exposed the students to usefulness and dangers of social media.

He cautioned them against using the internet for cybercrime and pornography.

Queen Elizabeth Hall Master, Dr Philip Antwi Agyei, bemoaned the inability of many prospective students to gain admission due to lack of understanding of the system.

“In the past, many qualified students were not able to secure admission into the university because of lack of understanding of the university admission system,” he observed.


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