The University of Cape Coast has banned all form of processions to help bring order, discipline and prevent holigalisms among its students.
Prof Joseph Ghartey Ampiah said any group of people found to have engaged in any form of procession without permission would be rusticated or dismissed according to the university’s rules and regulations. He made this revelation when speaking Speaking at this year’s matriculation ceremony.
“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 stated.
Professor Joseph said the University Authority would deal firmly with students who flout the directive.
Of late, there have been inter-hall riots which had led to the destruction of the university’s property and resulting in some severe injuries to some staff and students.
UCC this year out of the 18,032 applicants, A total of 5,962 freshmen were matriculated.
He said the University abhors occultism, examination malpractices , hooliganisms and other illicit acts.
Professor Joseph urged the students to take note of the rules and regulations of the school in order not to flout. “you have come to obtain a degree and it is not our desire to send you home without achieving this dream.”
“you have come to obtain a degree and it is not our desire to send you home without achieving this dream.”