The Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, Prof. Domwini D. Kuupole has cleared the air that, students will not pay a GH¢50 levy to fuel the generators that power campus during light outs.
Speaking to a cross section of students at a forum which engaged both students and management of the university at the university’s main auditorium, he cautioned students to “treat the notice as a lie” and that management has never sat to arrive at such a decision.
It can be recalled that notices went viral on social media in the early part of the semester that students shall, from the beginning of the 2015/2016 academic year, pay a GH¢50 levy to fuel the power plants on campus. This created a worry for most students.
He was however quick to mention that a team from South Africa is expected to assess the campus and see how best it can be powered using solar energy.
Touching on legal issues affecting the university, he admonished students to seek redress through the appropriate structures laid down by the university and that the national courts should be the last resort for students in addressing their grievances.
He mentioned that, the very case that has placed an injunction on S.R.C elections has rendered the student body with no president. With the acting president’s resignation, students have no representation on the university council during council meetings. The council takes decisions that affect the student body.
Some concerns on security, the S.R.C hostel debt among others were addressed by management. The Vice Chancellor expressed his gratitude to students for their participation and advised that, students are being trained to be politicians who will listen and take appropriate measures in addressing the concerns of the nation.
Among senior members present were the pro vice chancellor, the provost, the registrar, dean of students, deans of various faculties and schools, heads of departments among others.