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Casford Ban to be Lifted?

The Pro Vice-Chancellor, Prof. John Nelson Buah has called for the ban on Casford to be lifted to allow the Hall celebrates its hall week.

He made this remark on Saturday 15th February, 2014 at the launch of the 51st SRC Week Celebration which is on the theme “Ego bi badder than Bad” at the Auditorium 900 at the University.

The Pro Vice-Chancellor who also doubled as the Chairman for the launch held the view that the ban on Casford had overstayed its welcome and asked the SRC president to appeal formally to the university authority and he would personally take the front-line role to ensure the ban is lifted.

He maintained that, as much as students have the responsibility to be disciplined and observe all the university’s protocols, there was also the need for students to entertain themselves, suggesting, “a university of this status should have at least two swimming pools, with one situated at Science and the other at Old site”.

Speaking on the topic, “Entrepreneurship, the new wave to solving graduate unemployment and inspiring innovation” Mr. Edward Nii Amar Amarteifio, a lecturer at the Department of Management Studies challenged students to take their future into their own hands and create opportunities out of ordinary things by thinking outside the box so that they can become great entrepreneurs.

He stressed that “the growing number of graduates churned out every year keep increasing which makes it impossible for government to create jobs that can absorb all the graduates and therefore the only way forward is for students to imbibe entrepreneurial skills that would make them self employed”.

Other speakers also included Mr. Mustapha Hamid, a lecturer at the Department of Religion and Human Values, Mr. Antwi Konadu, Station Manager, ATL Fm, Mr. Ofori Amanfo Paul, the host of “Love Reasons” on ATL Fm who also doubles as the president of GRASSAG as well as other speakers.

The launch was massively participated by the various Traditional Councils of the Halls adorned in their rich regalia, Hall Executives, Departmental Executives and the general student public.

Activities outlined to celebrate this year’s SRC Week Celebration include, What a Morning, Prof. Adu Boahen Quiz Competition, Movie Night, International Students Day, Debate between UCC House of Parliament and University of Ghana House of Parliament, Boxing and Basket Ball Competition, Agrofie with David Dontoh and crew, Street Carnival, football match competition among Old site, Science, Diaspora and other selected Hostels, among other activities.

Story: Abdul-Karim Mohammed Awaf(Fayar)
Communication Studies (0268466467)