UG: Students with Special Needs lament shortage of on-campus accommodation

Elizabeth Kabukie Ocansey
Elizabeth Kabukie Ocansey
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President of the University of Ghana Association for Students with Special Needs, Benjamin Mellish Agyapong has called on the management of the University to provide more residential facilities to accommodate its members.

This comes at the back of several complaints by members of the association over the difficulty in securing accommodation in the various halls of residence available on the University campus.
In an interview on Campus Exclusive, he explained that the number of students with special needs, have in recent times increased appreciably, hence the need to create more facilities to house them.

All of us want to be very comfortable, so that we can have a serene atmosphere to go about our studies, but as at now we don’t have sufficient infrastructure, in terms of accommodation to ensure that every student gets a bed, I am therefore calling on management to come to our aid.

Meanwhile, Head of Halls at the University of Ghana, Dr. Wiafe Akenten said plans are under way to resolve the plight of these students.

We will not be able to give everyone of them at least for now.  With time, the current administration , the VC and senior management is  putting in place a lot of measures to ensure that within a year or two a number of bed space would come out and if those things are available I’m sure everybody would be sorted. So for now my appeal is that let all make a little sacrifice”. He added.

He however advised the executives of  the students special need to use the appropriate q the University has laid down to relay their issues to management.

I want to make an appeal to our daughters and sons special need students, the University has structures that we need to work with and so once it is their own department and the hall and all that I will like to appeal to them strongly to make use of those structures. For instance, last year some of them went out completely out of the University and made report to some ministers. If you are having any Challenge in the hall report to your unit.


Story written by: Elizabeth Kabuke Ocansey |

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