UPSA student evicted from hostel for failing to open door for midnight inspection

UPSA student evicted from hostel for failing to open door for midnight inspection

Information reaching indicates that a level 200 student of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) has been banned for three semesters from the school’s hostel for allegedly refusing to open her door for a night inspection.

Management of the school said the student and her roommates declined to open the door for the inspection despite several knocks as it goes against the tenancy agreement at the hostel.

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A blacklisting letter dated November 21, 2019, and signed by the Director-BDC of the school, Dr Albert Martins, explained that the affected students will not be allowed entry into the hostel for a long while.

According to reports, she would be barred from the hostel from the second semester of the 2019 academic year to the first and second semesters of the 2020/2021 academic year.

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The school, on November 8, 2019, handed over a dismissal letter to Abena Amoabeng over her said action but later converted it to a blacklist following the intervention of the Students' Representative Council.

However, in an interview with the victim’s mother, Ms Adwoa Boateng, she maintained that the school has not treated her daughter fairly.

According to Ms Boateng, the inspection occurred between the hours of 1 and 2 am around which time her daughter, together with her roommates were asleep and therefore could not hear the authorities knock.

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In other news, the Deputy National Youth Organiser of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Eric Edem Agbana has threatened to take legal action against the Student Loan Trust Fund for mentioning him as one of the defaulters.

The management of Student Loan Trust Fund on November 21, 2019, made public the first batch of loan defaulters whose arrears dated as far back as 2010.

In a series of posts on his Facebook posts dated November 25, 2019, Agbana disputed the credibility of the list and stated emphatically that he does not owe SLTF and will not sweep the issue under the carpet as a mere mistake.

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