UG students fight privatisation of halls

The Student Representative Council (SRC) of the University of Ghana, Legon, has called on the government to intervene in the University management’s decision to privatise some halls of residence to defray a judgement debt ruling...


The Student Representative Council (SRC) of the University of Ghana, Legon, has called on the government to intervene in the University management’s decision to privatise some halls of residence to defray a judgement debt ruling.

The privatisation is to enable the University management offset a GHS43 million loan it acquired to build the halls which has shot up to GHS528 million because of interest and failure to repay at the stipulated time.

The students, however, say the privatisation of the four halls - Hilla Limann, Alexander Adum Kwapong, Elizabeth Frances Sey and Jean Nelson Aka Halls - are likely to lead to an increase in prices at the halls.

Speaking at a press conference in Accra on Thursday, 9 May 2019, the SRC president for the University Mr Sylvester Amoako called on the government to intervene.

He said: “The prices, as compared to other halls, is expensive, we cannot afford it. We are calling for a round table discussion with the university management, the Ministry of Education and the government of Ghana must intervene in this matter.

“We are giving an ultimatum to have the round table discussion. I believe that after one week if we don’t get a round table discussion, then its en route to the registry and from there en route to the Flagstaff house.”

Source: Ghana/ClassFMonline.com/91.3FM



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