- The students are demanding immediate closure of the SEL filling station
- They have issued ultimatum to the University authorities to meet their demands
Following the deadly explosion of Madina-Atomic gas explosion Saturday night, some students of the University of Professional Studies (UPSA) have resorted to campus protest against the sitting of a life-threatening fuel station behind the school.
The number of students who were clad in red apparel and hand bands were spotted on Friday with placards demanding authorities of the school to push for the closure of the SEL fuel station.
The angry students also issued a one-week ultimatum to the University authorities to press home their demands or hit the streets with series of demonstrations.
A student leader who spoke to Ghanaweb in an interview disclosed that about 20 students of the institution got injured in last Saturday's Atomic gas explosion due to stampede
He also insisted that some facilities of the University’s hostels have been badly destroyed due to the intensity of the deadly gas explosion.
“The school is in danger if a similar occurrence happens at the SEL fuel station which is located right behind this university. We want the fuel station to be closed down immediately to avoid another disaster which could completely destroy the school," the union leader said.
The aggrieved student leaders have warned that the campus protest was to test the waters on how the school authorities will respond to their demands.
They say if the authorities fail to address their demands in one week, they will wage war against business owners of the SEL filling station.
The students protest attracted heavy police presence to protect both lives and property.
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