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UCC reinstates 22 suspended students

UCC reinstates 22 suspended students

The University of Cape Coast has reinstated 22 suspended students following an interim injunction granted by the Cape Court High Court.

The University found 22 students culpable over clashes that ensued in the university during a hall celebration by the Ogua Hall residents – leading to the stabbing of three students in March.

A  statement from the Acting Director of Public Affairs of the university, Major Kofi Baah-Bentum (rtd), said that authorities have received “an Order of Interim Injunction, No. E/12/161/2017 from The High Court of Justice of the Central Region, restraining the University or its agents from the rustication of some eighteen (18) students”.

The university was, therefore, complying accordingly with the directive, the statement said.


Some students were also injured

At least, three students were stabbed at UCC in March 2017 when a clash erupted between some enraged students of the University of Ghana and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, who had been invited to the celebration, and UCC students.

School properties were destroyed during the clashes

 A UCC student, Emmanuel Quarshie, was paralysed after he was stabbed several times in the course of the clashes while entering his hall from night studies.
A committee was formed by the university to investigate the disturbances.

Following the conclusion of its work, the committee recommended the rustication 22 students who were manly the organisers of the event.

The notice of rustication sighted by noted: “The following students have with effect from the second semester of the 2016/2017 academic year been rusticated from the University for the periods indicated against their names for roles played in the Disturbances at the Oguaa Hall on Friday, 17th March 2017, during the 2017 ATLANTIC HALL WEEK celebrations.”


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