Students Of Commonwealth And Sarbah Loose Their Residency

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The University of Ghana Council in a latest release have denied students of Commonwealth and Mensah Sarbah halls of their residency. can confirm that majority of the continuing students at these halls have been denied of their residency, the affected residents include level 200,300 and 400 students of these halls.

Apart from level 100 students and other students with special needs the University won’t facilitate the residency of any other student. This comes after the recent clash between students of Mensah Sarbah hall and Commonwealth hall.

In a release dated December 14, 2022, it states,

The University Council has deliberated on recommendations from the Residence Board and the Academic Board regarding changes to student residence arrangements. These changes were requested by Council following repeated incidences of violence involving students.

Council approved the following measures to take effect from the start of the 2022/2023 academic year, which are to prevent future occurrences of violence:

All continuing students of Commonwealth Hall and continuing male students of Mensah Sarbah Hall will not return to these halls, or to any of the traditional halls.  They are to be randomly assigned to available rooms in any of the UGEL and private hostels. Continuing female students of Mensah Sarbah Hall and students with special needs in both halls will not be affected by this measure.

Beginning from the 2022/2023 academic year, only Level 100 and graduate students (Masters and PhD level) will be assigned to Mensah Sarbah and Commonwealth Halls. Subsequently, undergraduate students will vacate the halls at the end of Level 100 and may secure accommodation in the private hostels from Level 200 until completion.

Level 100 students who opt for traditional halls will be randomly assigned to the halls.

Progressively, all the traditional halls (Mensah Sarbah, Commonwealth, Volta, Legon and Akuafo halls) will be reserved for Level 100 and graduate students only, culminating into a full in-out-out-out policy by 2025/2026.

Additionally, the University is installing CCTV cameras and Electronic Access control systems in all halls to improve upon security.

All students are to take note of these arrangements. Further details on these will be announced before the beginning of the 2022/2023 academic year.


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