It was a trade of words yesterday, 23rd October, 2013 at the UCC House of parliament when the majority bench led by Ernest Opoku Nti condemned the closure of the Science Garden gate which serves as a short route for many students in the diaspora.
The Majority Leader who is known in student political front as Restoration bemoaned that the Science Garden is one of the important landmarks in UCC and the centre was meant not only educate students but also to serve the recreation and research needs of students and therefore its closure may defeat the purpose for which it was established.
This assertion however drew the displeasure of the minority bench led by Bikinteeb Nanang who argued that students are abusing the purpose for which the Science Garden was established, maintaining that many student church groups have turned the place into churches and spiritual centres.
The Minority Leader observed that the UCC Agric School is the best in Africa and everything must be done to uphold and maintain this enviable position and therefore the closure of the Science Garden gate was in the right direction which will go a long way to protect the trees and other species in the garden.
The speaker of the House, Katako Francis Keneth also used the occasion to congratulate all freshmen and women to the student republic of “cape vas” calling on them to explore all the opportunity the university presents to them to make them more competitive in the ever challenging job market.
Robert Ubindam, the Deputy Majority leader who also doubles as the SRC PRO also admonished all freshmen and women to take active part in the orientation process being organized by university to formally usher them into the university, maintaining that it will help them to know all dos and don’ts in the university which will in-turn shape their lives in a more civil manner.
The House also took the occasion to swear-in new members of the House, asking them to uphold the standing orders of the House in all their endeavors as honorable men
The House remain adjourned to Wednesday, 2nd November, 2013.