UG: Dean of students clarifies TF Reunion Rave cancellation, cites poor programme outlining

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Following the cancellation of the TF Reunion Rave, the Dean of Students Affairs, Prof. Rosina Kyeremanten has clarified on the reason behind the decision.

In an exclusive interview on Campus Exclusive, the dean explained that for an event to occur on campus, it would need to be approved by her office after adequate information on the programme outline on the event has been provided.

According to the dean, she was informed of a ‘Karaoke Night’ instead of the ‘Artiste Night’ that was announced by the ‘Reunion Rave’ organisers.

“Normally, what happens is that if any event is going to be organized in any hall a request for approval is sent to my Office (Dean’s Office) with an outline of the program they intend to organise. What they said they were going to do on Saturday was Karaoke Night and so we gave approval. As far as I am concerned there is a big difference between a Karaoke Night and Artiste Night.”

Concerns of security were big factors in her decision, the dean remarked. According to her, there is still a ban on public gatherings.

“When you are having an Artiste Night it comes with a lot of implications: Security and others. So we need to ensure there is enough security and that is why you need approval from the University Authority. Mind you there is still a ban on students gathering so you cannot just get up and bring an artiste like Shatta Wake without the adequate and necessary arrangements being made.”

On rumors concerning Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy’s involvement on the turn of events, the dean debunked them by stating no relationship between the two parties.

Stonebwoy’s event had no issues, as the approval process was duly carried out by the Hilla Limann Hall event organisers, and security concerns were effectively addressed.

“The University has no issues with Shatta Wale. The University doesn’t have anything to do with Shatta Wale. Limann Hall sent a letter requesting approval for their programs including Artist Night and I forwarded it to PRO VC because of the ban on public gatherings and the final approval comes from him.”

“I didn’t even know who was on the bill to perform until I later saw their flyers and it was Stonebwoy, so I called the President (of the Hall) to assure me of the security. Their letter had to go to the Legon Police District Command and I also asked them to get extra security.”

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