Students of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) have been banned from engaging in any form of procession in the school.
According to the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, any student who flouts this directive will be severely dealt with.
Addressing fresh students at this year’s matriculation, he said the ban on processions was to help bring order, discipline and prevent hooliganism among students.
He added that students who want to engage in any form of procession must first seek permission from school authorities before going ahead with it.
Prof. Ghartey Amiah warned that defaulters will be rusticated or dismissed outright.
“If you are happy, be happy in your hall (hall of residence).…don’t send your happiness to another hall. If we get you, we will discipline you and the rules are very clear; either we give you a semester rustication, two semester’s rustication, or four semester’s rustication or we dismiss you. If you abide by the rules, none of this will affect you so please take note of this,” he said.
The UCC Vice Chancellor’s comments come of the back on several recent inter-hall riots which have led to the destruction of the university’s properties.
Prof. Ghartey Amiah cautioned the students to learn hard and not engage in any acts that are against the university’s rules and regulations.
He warned students to desist from acts like occultism, examination malpractices, hooliganism and such other vices.
“…You have come to obtain a degree and it is not our desire to send you home without achieving this dream,” he added.
A total of 18,032 persons applied for admission at UCC, but only 5,962 freshmen were matriculated.
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