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UCC SRC President Pleads On Behalf Of 22 Rusticated Students

The Students’ Representative Council President of the University of Cape Coast, Mr. Henry Tony Arthur has appealed to authorities of the University to take a second look at the punishment meted to some students with regard to March 17 Oguaa and Atl Hall clash.

Speaking to, the SRC President said that, though the decision to rusticate some students of the university in relation to the clash between Oguaa and Atl hall has already been taken, the SRC is appealing to the authorities to take a second look at the decision as it may cause some other situations soon.

He stated that the offence committed by the twenty two student who have been rusticated has not been communicated to them as to whether it is against the school’s rules or the public order Act and this may lead to some legal issues against the university if the situation is maintained.

“The offense which has not been officially communicated to them, is not proven to be whether is  one against the students handbook, or public order Act”, he disclosed.

“The school may face multiplicity of suits or even a peaceful demonstration as I have gathered, if things are allowed to stay as they are”, Mr. Tony Arthur added.

The SRC President believes a call on the Vice-chancellor of the university may help manage the situation.  Thus he promised to communicate the situation and environment at hand to the VC and see the outcome of it.

On Saturday, 20th May, 2017, a notice of rustification was released by the authorities of the University of Cape Coast stating that with effect from the second semester of the 2016/2017 academic year some twenty two students of the University have been rusticated from the University for the roles they allegedly played in the disturbances at Oguaa Hall on Friday, 17th March, 2017 during the 2017 Atlantic.

Source: Godfred Mawugbe |