Hostel management at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) has issued a notice to students warning them against the use of video game consoles in their rooms.
According to the notice, which was posted on March 30, 2023, some students had been found to have brought in gaming consoles to the hostel, despite them being prohibited.
The notice, which was signed by Hostel Management, stated that any video game console found in student rooms would be confiscated from Monday, April 3.
“It has come to the notice of Hostel Management that some resident students brought video game consoles to the Hostel which are prohibited,
“This notice comes to inform all resident students that from Monday, 3rd April 2023, any video game console found in any room in the hostel will be confiscated,” the notice stated”
It is not the first time that educational institutions in Ghana have placed restrictions on video games. In 2019, the Ghana Education Service (GES) banned the use of mobile phones in schools, citing the negative impact on students’ academic performance and socialization skills. The move was met with mixed reactions from stakeholders in the education sector.
Story by Gideon Nicholas Day | univers.ug.edu.gh