Students of the University of Ghana can finally heave a sigh of relief following the introduction of 3 new buses to help with the shuttling crisis on campus.
On Tuesday, the Students Representative Council (SRC) introduced a new transport alternative to students amidst growing concerns over the unsatisfactory services of the Road Safety and Transport Consultancy (RSTC), the only company mandated by university management to run shuttle service on campus.
Few weeks into the 2018/2019 academic year, students mounted pressure on the SRC to bring RSTC to order as the latter was serving thousands of students with just 3 buses, contrary to an agreement with school management to use 10.
With the agitations from students rising, the SRC promised to bring an end to the ‘hardship’.
The introduction of the 3 new buses from H.M Boafo is to give students another alternative aside RSTC.
Speaking on Campus Exclusive, Public Relations Officer of the SRC, Sampson Togbor maintained that the new transport operator will “operate so long as issues of shuttle persist because we owe it a duty to fight for the students”.
Speaking to a cross section of students on the introduction of the new buses, they were happy and lauded the Sylvester Amoako-led administration for the initiative.
“The SRC has done so well. These new buses are spacious and comfortable. We need to applaud them for this particular achievement. They should work on getting us more of these buses” one student told UniversNews.