Vandals Threaten Demo –

JCR President of Commonwealth Hall addressing the press

Junior
Members of the Commonwealth Hall of the University of Ghana (UG), Legon, also
known as Vandals, have asked government to respond to their concerns regarding
accommodation challenges in the school or they will hit the streets. 

Addressing
a press conference at the premises of the hall yesterday, 8th October,
Prince Lumor, JCR President, of the hall said even though government responded
to a petition they sent to the Jubilee House concerning issues of accommodation
on campus, they were expecting government to give further and concrete
assurances to their concerns. 

The JCR of
Commonwealth, on 24th September, petitioned the Office of the
President to intervene in the issue of accommodation deficit on the University
campus. The president on 3rd October, through his executive secretary,
Nana Asante Bediatuo, acknowledged receipt of the petition saying the contents
of the petition have  been noted and government will get back to the
students in due time.

However the
students who are not happy with the response have given government a week
ultimatum to get back to them or face their wrath.

In-Out Policy 

The
students further revealed that the University management in an attempt to solve
the perennial accommodation deficit in the school is trying to implement a
policy where only level 100 students shall be given accommodation. 

Such
policy, Mr. Lumor said cannot be a very good option and have urged the school
management to discard such idea at its “embryonic stage”.

By Nana Kwasi 

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