Acts of vandalism recorded at the Oguaa Hall of the University of Cape Coast has forced authorities to push back all hall week celebrations to allow for adequate security measures to be put in place.
The postponement is also to allow students who are “emotionally and psychologically traumatised” to heal and also ensure calm is restored, a statement issued by the management of the University explained.
Students from the Commonwealth Hall of the University of Ghana, Unity Hall of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology as well as those from the Atlantic Hall of the University of Cape Coast clashed with those at the Ogua Hall of the same University.
The Ogua Hall students were said to have prevented those from the three halls who were attending the hall week of Atlantic from entering their hall, leading to the riot which also caused destruction to property.
The decision to postpone the hall week celebrations was taken at a meeting convened by the school authorities and attended by the Graduate Students Association of Ghana, Students Representative Council, JCRC executives from Casely Hayford and Oguaa Hall, hall masters and the Central Regional Police Command.
Ogua Hall, which was expected to have its celebrations from Wednesday has been rescheduled to April 5, while that of Casely Hayford that has been scheduled for March 29, has been maintained
According to the statement issued by the Vice Chancellor office said management has resolved to take care of bills of the injured, and also restore all damaged properties to their original state within a short possible time.
“Students are therefore assured to go about their studies without any fear as police will be intensifying security until the situation becomes normal”, it concluded
By Thomas Cann|TV3|3news.com|Ghana