Four UG Students Fined 1,000 Cedis Each


Information reaching indicates that four students of the University of Ghana have been fined 1,000 cedis each for pasting notices at unauthorized places on campus.

The affected students were informed of their fine following a meeting with the Dean of Student Affairs Dr. James Adomako after a letter signed by the SRC Secretary Felicia Elizabeth Adjei and SRC Intelligence Committee chairman, Daniel Obeng was served on them.

The Letter

The letter dated 16th September was addressed to the students Individually. The letter called on the students to meet the Dean of Students at 1pm on September 17 “for important information”.
Reports indicate more than 4 students were served the letter but some have been exonerated.

Selective Justice?

What is still not clear for some affected students is what an authorized place is. Some are questioning this because other students have pasted notices at similar places and in some cases at the same places but were not served the letter.

A cursory look at some flash points on campus and one could count as many as nine names.

Can SRC ‘bite’?

An earlier publication on had sought to question the SRC’s description of such acts as a breach of the Council’s constitution. It now appears the SRC is relying on the Basic Laws of the University hence the sanction.

I don’t have money

Some sanctioned students have however described such an amount (1,000 cedis) as exorbitant. One affected student had this to say

“Where will I get 1,000 cedis from?

Official letter

The students, according to sources will be served with an official letter from the Dean of Student Affairs informing them officially their fine. It is unclear what the possible repercussions will be in the event they fail to pay the fine.

Joseph Kofi Frimpong Ackah-Blay

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2 comments on this post

  1. sirray says:

    Oyiwa! What man soweth,he harvests. This is what students will get if they elect mediocre officers. It was obvious from the very first day that a Fobi led administration will be nothing but disaster to students’ activism when he couldn’t explain what “affirmative action”, during vetting.

    How can “pasting of notices at unauthorized places on campus” amount to Gh1,000 cedis? How much is the school fees? Why can’t SRC plead on behalf of these students? This is sheer incompetence!

    Is it this performance that earned him the nomination as the “most outstanding SRC president?

    God help UG.

  2. Dada says:

    The letter issued to the candidates was not signed by the SRC secretary and it had no letterhead. Just a plain sheet of paper.
    The claim they called the deen on phone and he gave the order. If this is not foolishness and stupidity coupled with mediocrity and ignorance, then there’s no better word.

    And they sideline their people. They are so ignorant too many things. No candidate should mind them until they meet the deen and then they get explanations from him.

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