Students of the University of Ghana have been granted permission to come for their belongings on campus.
Following reports on theft cases on the University of Ghana campus; students petitioned the Student Representative Council (SRC) to negotiate with management so they could come for their items in the halls.
Speaking on the Campus Exclusive Show, Dr. Wiafe Akenteng, the Head of Halls confirmed that students could come for their belongings from the halls, commencing Monday, 27th April 2020.
The initiative spearheaded by the SRC, would grant students who left valuable items the opportunity to collect them.
He reiterated that every student should carry along their student identification card and comply with the preventive measures on the spread of coronavirus; wear protective masks, use of hand sanitizer and the observance of social distancing.
“The exercise would last for at least two weeks and every student is expected to carry their student ID for verification. Under the supervision of a Porter, a student would be escorted to their rooms for identification and collection of their items,” he said
Though conversation on the compensation of students whose items have been stolen was not explicit, Dr. Wiafe Akenteng mentioned that channelling complaints through the rights units, something may be done.
“That is a legal issue I do not want to profess an opinion, the legal officer of the hall that the incident happened is in the best position to speak on this matter. The right office and the right officer when approached would be in the best position to give an opinion,” he added
All students are entreated to observe all social and protective protocols when coming for their items.
Story by: Emerald Abena Grant | universnewsroom.com