Information reaching ugfile.com 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 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.
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 ugfile.com 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?
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.