The Pro Vice Chancellor, Academic and Students Affairs (ASA) of the University of Ghana, Professor Samuel Kwame Ofei has directed all Hall Tutors to end residential application for all continuing students.
In an interview with Univers News, Professor Samuel Kwame Ofei alluded to the seizure of online residential registration for continuing students. He referred the said decision to a meeting of the residential board composed of the Pro Vice Chancellor, and the JCR Presidents, saying there was a consensus to pass this decision. In the meeting, continuing students were given an ultimatum of 15 days from reopening of school to complete necessary requirements to be residents of their affiliate halls.
The University admits about 7000 students each year and this number grows by the year. Accommodation is woefully inadequate to house all admitted students. This year the situation is far from better.
The University published just over 2000 room spaces available this year.
To abide by the decision of the meeting and to make efforts to house some of the teeming non-residents on campus, hence the need to enforce the law.
If the decision is anything to go by, the 15 days ultimatum ends today, the 31st of August 2018.
Rooms not claimed by already enrolled students would be forfeited to other students who duly apply for them.
By: Michael Ashalley/ universnewsroom.com