The hall week celebrations of Oguaa Hall of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) may not begin on Wednesday, March 22 as scheduled.
Authorities at UCC have asked the Hall to wait for a decision before any move is made as regards the celebrations, Hall Master Eyia Bediako told 3news.com’s Thomas Vincent Cann on Monday, March 20.
Clashes between members of the Hall and students from University of Ghana’s Commonwealth Hall and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology’s Unity Hall on Friday left one person paralysed and several others injured. They were said to have been stabbed.
The students from University of Ghana and KNUST were at UCC for Atlantic Hall’s celebrations.
Oguaa Hall students on Monday wore red and black attires to register their displeasure at the incident.
They say they will go ahead with their Hall Week celebration, notwithstanding.
“For now, that is the news. Until otherwise, it will be celebrated,” Mr Bediako re-echoed the views of the students.
But Member of Parliament for Cape Coast North Constituency, Barbara Asher Ayisi, who is a Deputy Education Minister-designate, has called for military deployment on campus to forestall any similar occurrence in future.
Visiting the University on behalf of Minister of Education Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Ms Ayisi said she has had assurance from the school’s authorities that “thorough investigations” will be conducted and those found culpable will duly punished.
She observed that the situation is “getting worse and worse”, demanding the deployment of the military.
The Cape Coast North MP said security is required not only for the students but also for authorities whose residences are on campus.
She advised parents to take keen interest in the activities of their children especially what they do outside the academic curricula.