May 30, 2023
Students at Commonwealth hall clash with police at UG 1

Some agitated students have clashed with police at the forecourt of the Commonwealth Hall at the University of Ghana as they tried to access the facility.

The former residents of the hall are protesting to register their displeasure over what they see as management’s silence on the accommodation crisis.

This comes after the court placed an injunction on the implementation of the residential policy.

These aggrieved students on January 6, secured an interim injunction against the implementation of the new policy revoking the residential status of continuing students of both Mensah Sarbah and Commonwealth Halls.

The said kids, however, have been dismissed.

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The management’s refusal to abide by the court’s injunction, according to the irate students, is disrespectful.

They became agitated and engaged in a standoff with the police, who had been called in to stop them from entering Commonwealth Hall.

One of them claims that in order to stay at the private hostel to which the directive had assigned him, he must pay GH4,000, which he is unable to do.

“I am one of the people who couldn’t pay… as we speak today, we have been sacked from those halls,” he said

Meanwhile, police have arrested 18 people for their involvement in a scuffle on campus today.



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