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Commonwealth, Mensah Sarbah halls clash: UG C’ttee begins investigations

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The University of Ghana is requesting for information from the university community leading to the recent clashes between students of the Commonwealth and Mensah Sarbah Halls.

The request for information follows the commencement of work by a committee set up by The Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs (ASA) of the University of Ghana, Professor Daniel Frimpong Ofori to investigate circumstances leading to the events of Friday, 29 October2021.

The Committee urged persons with information “on the nature and cause of events, before, during and after the said elections to kindly submit the information to for further action.

It further assured members of the university community that information submitted to the committee will be “treated with utmost confidentiality.”

Students of the Commonwealth and Mensah Sarbah Halls clashed on Friday, 29 October 2021.

Students of both halls at the close of polls of the Students Representative Council (SRC) on Friday, 29 October 2021 clashed over the delay in the declaration of results by the Electoral Commission (EC).

The students, who gathered infront of the University’s SRC office while chanting Jama songs eventually pelted broken bottles and stones at each other.

The Police had to reinforce its presence on the University’s campus to prevent further clashes.

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), University of Ghana branch, had called on the management and Dean of Students of the University to probe the recent clash between students of the two Halls and ensure those found culpable are punished.

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