Management of the University of Ghana has announced that the traditional halls on campus, i.e., Commonwealth Hall, Akuafo Hall, Mensah Sarbah Hall, Legon Hall, and Volta Hall, will be reserved for level 100 and graduate students.
The statement signed by the Registrar of the University on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, indicated that a full in-out-out-out policy is expected to be culminated by 2025/2026.
“Progressively, all the traditional halls (Mensah Sarbah, Commonwealth, Volta, Legon, and Akuafo halls) will be reserved for Level 100 and graduate students only, culminating into a full in-out-out-out policy by 2025/2026,” the statement said.
The accommodation of members of the Commonwealth Hall and male residents of the Mensah Sarbah hall have also been revoked after the latest clashes involving these two halls on campus.
The Registrar, in the released statement, indicated that these students “are to be randomly assigned to available rooms in any of the UGEL and private hostels.”
“All continuing students of Commonwealth Hall and continuing male students of Mensah Sarbah Hall will not return to these halls, or to any of the traditional halls. They are to be randomly assigned to available rooms in any of the UGEL and private hostels. Continuing female students of Mensah Sarbah Hall and students with special needs in both halls will not be affected by this measure,” the statement said.
The statement added that only Level 100 and graduate students will be assigned to the Commonwealth and Mensah Sarbah hall from the 2022/2023 academic year.
“Beginning from the 2022/2023 academic year, only Level 100 and graduate students (Masters and PhD level) will be assigned to Mensah Sarbah and Commonwealth Halls. Subsequently, undergraduate students will vacate the halls at the end of Level 100 and may secure accommodation in the private hostels from Level 200 until completion.Level 100 students who opt for traditional halls will be randomly assigned to the halls.”
The University has also begun fixing CCTV cameras and Electronic Access control systems in all the halls to improve the safety of students on campus.
“Additionally, the University is installing CCTV cameras and Electronic Access control systems in all halls to improve upon security. All students are to take note of these arrangements. Further details on these will be announced before the beginning of the 2022/2023 academic year.”
Story by: Kelly Adjetey Boye | univers.ug.edu.gh