University of Ghana Students Representative Council President, Sylvester Amoako, has said that an amount of GHS 1,000 has been received from the Office of the Acting Dean of Students.
The money is an initial amount for the fueling of SRC shuttles for the realization of the free evening shuttle service initiative planned by school management.
Management’s decision to fund the operation of the buses follows an emergency meeting between school authorities and management to address issues of insecurity on campus.
The meeting became necessary following an armed attack of a final year Psychology student of the University of Ghana on the road leading to the Evandy Hostel from the Pentagon hostel.
The school management after the meeting came up with several initiatives to help curtail issues of insecurity on campus especially on the stretches of TF and Bani hostel.
Among them is the provision of shuttle services from the 24hour reading room to various halls of residence, mounting of security posts, night patrol by the national security, clearing of bushes, installation of barricades and fixing of street lights all along the TF and Bani stretch.
Speaking to UniversNews, SRC President of the University of Ghana, Sylvester Amoako, noted that following the money his office has received from the Dean, the free evening shuttle service will be available for students effective today Thursday.
“The Acting Dean of students has rather opted to fuel the buses from the budget from his office. We were given an initial amount of thousand cedis.
That will be the allocated amount for now and pending any other additional charges that may come up. So that is how far the conversation has gone and hopefully by tomorrow we hope to have the SRC shuttle operating”
Sylvester Amoako also added that the delay of the shuttle service was as a result of other student related issues that were being resolved by the SRC.
“To be frank with you the issue about the delay has been that, amidst this security issues, we had a lot of other issues like hostel problems that came to drag our intention a bit”
Story by: Saeed Fridaus|universnewsroom.com