Guidance from the Office of the President of Ghana
All Universities, Senior High Schools, and basic schools, i.e. public and private schools, will be closed Monday, 16th March 2020, till further notice. The Ministry of Education, in collaboration with the Ministry of Communication, has been tasked to roll out distance learning programmes. However, BECE and WASSCE candidates will be allowed to attend school to prepare for their examinations, but with prescribed social distancing protocols;
April 15, 2020
Dear Students ,
BCC is here to support you at this COVID situation and we have taken some measures to help and support each student. Some of these measures are:
1. FREE ACCESS TO MOODLE
When students use MTN or Vodafone data to access Moodle, they will not be charged for data consumed by Moodle Portal. No need to do anything, if you are using MTN or Vodafone data you will not be charged by them for data consumption as long as you are accessing BCC Moodle. When you access other sites, data charges will be there.
2. DATA/PAYMENT TO STUDENTS
Students who are paying the fee in instalments and have completed the due fee already are getting Ghc 50 discount on next instalment and Ghc 50 per month till the campus is not physically open until the final exams are over, starting from April 15, 2020, as long as they pay all fee on time. Students who have paid the full fee of the semester, they get Ghc 100 instead of Ghc 50.
3. FEE PAYMENT LAST DATE EXTENDED
We have extended the last date of fee payment to May 15, 2020.
4. ACCESS TO MOODLE & STUDENTS WITH FINANCIAL ISSUES
Students with financial difficulties are getting extensions on the deadline for fee payment. They can fill this form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd2tpLgPd7PzbWs3lzlt-o5eIfDmWs3hJpYA-yivtdZwJnxow/viewform) to request for that. Our registrar and student services team are interacting them and supporting them case to case basis. Also, for all studentds, instead of down payment of 60%, we are giving access to Moodle on the payment of 50% only.
5. WAIVING OFF LATE FEE PENALTY CHARGES
We will not charge any penalty for late fee payment this semester.
6. MID-TERM PREPARATION BREAK
No classes held for the week of April 13-19 so that students can prepare the mid-term assessments.
7. TRAINING FOR USE OF MOODLE
For semester 1 students, we will organize online virtual training on Moodle soon.
8. TRAINING OUR TEACHERS
BCC has designed a training course for all full-time and part-time faculty members to help them to upgrade their online teaching skills. All faculty members started receiving this training from April 14, 2020. Please note we select the best quality faculty members to teach students and now, we are becoming better. We ensure world-class teaching quality online or offline for all students.
9. ATTENDANCE AND LECTURES
Please note that no student will be penalized for lack of attendance this semester as long as you submit all the assignments on time on Moodle as expected by the faculty members and complete all the weekly tasks given to you by your faculty members. This implies that BCC is gradually moving towards asynchronous teaching. Besides, we are instructing all faculty members to record high quality lectures and upload the lectures on Moodle so that students can access the lectures any time flexibly and conveniently.
10. FINAL EXAMS
There is no need to worry about final exams mode and when it will be conducted. We will review the situation and we will confirm the prepartation of students before finalizing the final exams. The final exams dates will be announced later and in case of need for physical sessions for practicals in some subjects, we will arrange for that too as soon as the lockdown situation improves.
We appeal to our students to have full faith and trust on BCC. You can notice all 10 points above and reflect how we are dealing with this situation favouring our students and supporting all of you in the best manner possible when the whole world is struggling. We, as an institution, are also facing big issues, challenges and financial troubles at this stage like other organizations in the world. And, therefore we expect similar cooperation and support from students. We are all in this situation together. And we will overcome this situation together as a family.
In case of any complaints and suggestions, please use our online system: URL: bluecrest.edu.gh/redressal
We are always here to support our Students.
March 24, 2020
BlueCrest College Continues Learning Online
March 16, 2020
Dear Students ,
Due to Covid-19 epidemic and directive from Ghana's Government, Bluecrest College has decided to go online through our Moodle LMS which all students are subscribed to and using, and there is no need to come to college till further notice.
Henceforth, students are advised to pay their fee with following options:
1. Direct Deposit / Cheque Deposit into Bank:
- EcoBank Ghana Limited
- Account Name - BlueCrest University College (GH) Ltd
- USD Account number- 3441000285672
- Cedi Account number- 1441000285673
2 . MTN Mobile Money - 0242224007
COVID-19 READINESS POLICY
(Effective March 16, 2020)
The World is not going to end, but Covid-19 is the deadliest threat the world has seen in 100 years, and the safety of our offices and our staff is a priority over the next 2-3 months. Africa is only starting to see the beginning of its emergence, and we must be vigilant in case there is a similar transmission rate on the continent. Like you, we're monitoring the latest news about the coronavirus. That's why we're doing all we can.
As African governments begin to implement national lockdown procedures of their own it is highly important Managers and Group leaders act efficiently to coordinate and implement local remote and split working schedules to reduce overall risks associated. To tackle the current situation we need to shift to 100% online learning strategies. We urge our staff and students to cooperate with us and make this possible.
For official updates on Covid-19 from the Govt of Ghana
Things to do:
- Make sure we have hand sanitizers at the entrances to all our businesses.
- No mass congregating in public places.
- Limit face to face interactions to phone/email/video conferencing.
- Proactively isolate, give extended leave and self-quarantine those who are reporting mild colds, cough, sore throat, fever or temperature.
Local Quarantine Regulations:
Quarantine regulations issued by your local authority must be adhered to, in case there are none, please start to implement a self-quarantine policy.
Wherever possible, virtual means of collaboration (e.g. Skype meetings, Google Meet or Zoom) must be used instead of face-to-face meetings. If physical meetings are necessary and cannot be postponed (e.g. with external partners), the number of participants should be limited as much as possible and a minimum distance of about 1 meter should be ensured. Shaking hands, hugs as a greeting are not allowed.
Sick Leave Policies:
Center Heads may be compelled to not require sick staff to report with a medical certificate, please base your policy on your local conditions, and please make sure your sick leave policies are up to date so that employees with mild colds, cough, sore throat, and fever or temperature conditions are proactively isolated.