The Students’ Representative Council (SRC) President of the University of Cape Coast(UCC),Mr.Francis Arthur,has stated that the SRC hostel is not a hall.
Speculations are rife among a section of the students that the hostel,which is currently accommodating thousands of fresh students, has been converted to a hall of residence.
He said the reason why fresh students were accommodated in the hostel was as a result of the congestion that engulfed the traditional halls last year hence the decision to house the first year students in the hostel to ease pressure on the halls.
Speaking last Saturday night on “A week on Campus”, aired on ATL FM,the president noted that the Council had sent a letter to the university authorities to assign the fresh students their hall of affiliation as a matter of urgency.
On academic issues, he observed that council had written a detailed memo to management to scrap the dawn quizzes, adding that the memo also contains concerns regarding the undue delay that always charactarised the release of students’ results on the portal.
Touching on the school fees, he lauded the university’s finance director and the registrar for the extension of the payment of fees to September 18.
He announced that “for the first time there is over 520 students being given the chance to pay fees in part, adding that the council will not rest on its oars to impress upon authorities to allow students pay half of the school fees before the semester begins”.
Mr.Arthur told Kojo Dei (the host) that the university had set up an Inter-University Private Hostel Board.
The board,he disclosed, is headed by Prof Kwaw Edjah(Dean of Students). It also has a student representative in the person of the Valco Hall President,Emmanuel Agyemang,is to among other things regulate the activities of private hostels relating to the services hostel managers rendered students.
On information dissemination to students,the president catalogued the media students could access to reach the council with their concerns.Among the media he mentioned were UCC SRC App,UCC SRC Facebook page,Twitter and UCC [email protected]
He hinted that plans were advanced for the council to introduce its maiden SRC News letter to bring information to the doorstep of students.
Commenting publicly on his alledged sex scandal for the first time, he called on students to treat the publication by Kuulpeeps.com on Saturday,September 12,2015, with contempt and disdain, adding that the story was untrue and unfounded.
He advised students to ascertain the veracity or otherwise of information before posting or commenting on issues on social media platforms.
Mr.Arthur touched on other burning issues affecting students such as transportation,security on campus,erratic power supply,health,among others.
“A week on Campus” is aired on ATL 100.5 FM from 8:00pm to 9:00pm on every Saturday.
By: ENOCH ACHEAMPONG / CHOICISM.COM