So it’s a new year and the gears are on for the next Student Representative Council (SRC) executive positions, and some aspirants, seeing that campaign promises are getting a little bit old-fashioned decided to get into some action and come up with a new plan: help the level 100s with their UGRC courses!! Good idea right?
As usual, things would always get messy at some point. In an open letter circulating on WhatsApp supposedly written by a level 100 Political Science student by name Amos Baah and directed to everybody specifically the SRC aspirants, he accused the motives of these aspirants of being “false” and “misleading” and cited a Numeracy Skills lecturer blaming the ‘poor’ performance of students in last semester’s exams on the tutorials hosted by the “student politicians”.
In a twist of events, another open letter by another level 100 Political Science student by name Kweku Acheampong directed to everybody and specifically to Amos Baah, dropped online and this one (laden with enough grammar for a lifetime) sought to correct the first letter and rather put the blame on the students and a little bit on the teaching assistants meant for the job.
Well, as much as we enjoyed the back and forth and the chance to spice up our vocabulary, we decided to check things out ourselves.
Though efforts to get in touch with Amos and Kweku proved futile, some beneficiaries of these tutorials who were questioned praised the efforts of these aspirants and claimed to be satisfied by the tutorials although other students also claimed that the classes didn’t help.
In a conversation with one of the SRC aspirants “Sly”, he insisted that these tutorials were actually credible and in no way misleading, arguing that all they did was revise the topics already taught and treat some past questions with the students.
So, there you have the gist, now the questions: where did the problem come from?
Was it from the creative writer just wanting to express his grievances, or probably show off his vocabulary prowess? Or was it from the supposed lecturer who blamed the “STUDENT POLITICIANS” for misleading the students? What if they were right? What if it was actually the tutorials that were to blame? But…some beneficiaries swore that the tutorials helped!
If so, then is it the students who are to blame perhaps? But the TA’s?
(sigh) What we know is, there is or isn’t enough blame to go around so we can’t speak or condemn anyone.
But don’t worry, Kuulpeeps has got you covered on the developments of this issue.