Online Finals for UWI ALJGSB Students (Trimester 2, 2019/2020)

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Online Finals for UWI ALJGSB Students (Trimester 2, 2019/2020)

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Given recent developments locally and the projected spread of the Coronavirus globally by experts who have cited that said pandemic would peak in the month of May, we, the undergraduate students of the UWI Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business believe that the best option would be to have examinations online rather than sit down examinations. While we understand that final assessments are necessary to gauge our academic fortitude and prowess for this semester, we believe that to reduce the health risks and practice social distancing, this would be the best option.

Additionally, while we may be at home, our minds are all over the globe as the Coronavirus continues to have an immense impact on the world at large. Students' mental health (not withstanding pre-pandemic mental health issues and conditions) are of utmost importance during this time of uncertainty, doubt and fear. 

Having in-person final examinations cannot and should not be an option at this moment especially given the fact that many other local tertiary educational institutions (and especially abroad) have opted to create alternative assessments (online examinations, coursework assignments, etc.) to replace the need for sit down final examinations this semester due to public health concerns. Even at the Secondary School level, CXC has opted to completely restructure their final examinations carded for May/June given the current situation. As such, we will not accept sit down final examinations and calls on the support of the undergraduate and postgraduate student bodies of the UWI ALJGSB, parents and fellow tertiary level students (UWI Main Campus, UTT,etc) to stand in solidarity with us as we request online final examinations for this second semester 2019/2020.

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