Some lecturers of the University of Ghana have joined the fray of indiscriminate posting of bills on campus as the race to occupy various executives positions becomes more intense.
The lecturers, who are aspiring to spearhead the affairs of the Legon chapter of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UG-UTAG), disseminated their posters and flyers with complete disregard to the school’s policy on advertisements.
Per Univers News’ check, they include presidential aspirant, Dr. Samuel Nkumban and general secretary aspirant, Prof. Ransford Gyampo.
The school adopted a policy to regulate the placement of advertisements which was subsequently reviewed and passed in June 2012.
According to authorities, this is because events and activities organized by both staff and students create a requirement for the propagation of information to the university community,
The policy classified prohibited locations where no advertising is permitted.
“The following are classified as prohibited locations for the purpose of advertising: lecture halls (i.e. inside the hall), floors of buildings, pavements and roads, lamp posts, trees, directional signboards and other signage, waste Bins, staff/faculty residential areas,” part of the policy reads.
In spite of this directive, the lecturers have shut their eyes to it as they trod the path of some undergraduate students who are also vying for leadership positions at the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) level.
This development comes barely a week after Univers News reported a sharp increase in indiscriminate posting on campus.
Management of the university has not yet stipulated any sanction to be meted out to culprits regarding this year’s wave of indiscriminate posting.
In the course of the 2019/2020 SRC election fines were levied against some perpetrators. They include (then) presidential aspirants, Anthony Julius and former SRC vice president, Louis Banahene Owusu.
For their actions, the Dean of students affairs, Prof. Godfred Bokpin slapped the two with a GHS 1,000 fine each to be paid by Friday, March 15, 2019.
Again, the dean demanded that the two remove all their campaign posters from unauthorized places also by Friday, March 15.
Radio Univers began an active campaign in 2019 to fight this problem, a move which led to other universities adopting bold steps to ban indiscriminate postings on their various campuses.