Management of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), in a bid to ensure order, safety and discipline among its students, have barred them from engaging in processions.
Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, Vice-Chancellor of UCC, made this known at the 2018 matriculation ceremony to officially the 2018/2019 batch of students to the university community.
According to him, any group of students caught processing with proper permission from school authorities would be dismissed out-rightly as per the rules and regulations of the school.
Prof. Ghartey Ampiah, recounting how inter-hall riots and processions have led to destruction of school properties and injuries of teachers and staff further warned that culprits would be appropriately dealt with.
“If you are happy, be happy in your hall (hall of residence)…don’t send your happiness to another hall. If we get you, we will discipline you and the rules are very clear; either we give you a semester rustication, two semester’s rustication, or four semester’s rustication or we dismiss you. If you abide by the rules, none of this will affect you so please take note of this,” he stated.
Addressing matriculants, Prof Ghartey, stated that the school abhorred occultism and examination malpractices, thus, advised them against getting involved in those practices.
He also urged them to disassociate themselves from continuing student who would try initiating them into any of the aforementioned acts.
Prof. Ghartey also hinted that taxis that operate within the confines of the university will in October be required to have an embossment to guarantee the safety of students.
Story by: Lutfata Sungbaweira/universnewsroom.com