Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Ebenezer Oduro-Owusu today, as expected at this year’s matriculation ceremony, delivered a speech to officially welcome freshmen and women into the university community.
Unfortunately, of the many issues touched by Vice Chancellor, his speech failed to address the critical issue of shuttling on the campus of the university.
In his speech, the vice-chancellor acknowledged the challenges students with regards to securing residential accommodation on campus; an issue he attributed to the increasing number of admitted students.
However, for the majority of students who were expecting to hear the vice-chancellor address the highly talked about issues with the Road Safety and Transport Consultancy Limited (RSTC); the transport company in charge of shuttling on campus, their hopes were dashed.
Students of the University of Ghana, since the commencement of the 2018/2019 academic year, have lamented over the inadequacy of buses for their transport needs within the campus of the university.
Although the Students Representative Council has assured students of working to resolve the issue, it appears the managers of RSTC has an upper hand as the agreement they have with the university management gives them monopoly.
The 2018 Matriculation ceremony saw thousands of students gather at the Athletics Oval of the University of Ghana to be formally welcomed to the university community.
Story by: Daniel Kwame Afriyie/universnewsroom.com