UCC SRC president urges calm as students agitation grows

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By Lorlornyofm May 29, 2017 16:46

UCC SRC president urges calm as students agitation grows

The President of the Student Representative Council of the University of Cape Coast, Tony Henry Arthur is urging students to remain calm whilst issues surrounding the purported rustication of 22 students are resolved.

Twenty-two students of the University of Cape Coast were rusticated a fortnight ago after investigations cited them for their involvement in clashes between students of the University, University of Ghana and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in March this year.

The clash which occurred during the hall week celebration of the Atlantic Hall left three students seriously injured.

Though the students secured injunction to prevent the school from carrying through its directive, some students incensed by the school’s decision are bent on employing several means including aggressive demonstrations to get the authorities to recoil.

The SRC president had earlier asked the affected students to ignore the directive and treat it is a rumour because the school had not written to them personally.

“But I want to use this opportunity also to entreat all the students to be calm. I am calling on all those calling for aluta, all those calling for removal of people from office and all those blaming others on social media to cease for the sake of peace and smooth resolution,” Tony Henry Arthur said in a short statement to the students.

“One thing we must know is that the university as an administrative body established by an act of parliament has the power to sanction using all rules and regulations internally drawn although its decisions are always subject to review “We don’t think, as a council, that management of our university is claiming that its decisions are not amenable to review or appeal; as the vice chancellor also promised us of his readiness to review upon reasonable petitions or appeal by the victims or the council.

“The words from the chief disciplinarian himself of the university brought some kind of reliefs to the leadership of the SRC and we have since utilized that amicable internal resolution process.

“Fellow students, let us all remain calm, stand for peace and order as mechanisms aid resolution of the matter.”

Source: 3news.com

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