Some students of the University of Ghana have petitioned management requesting that new Identification Cards of high quality are given to students. This comes in the wake of some students being sacked from the Exam Hall last Monday because their Identification Cards were defaced. The petitioners, Kumi Ababio Alfred and Daniel Otting Awuah are also requesting that management organizes examination for the students who were affected last Monday. The petitioners assert that, the affected students were still not allowed to write the exam even though they returned with provisional ID cards.
Details of the Petition available below;
PETITION FOR RE-SUPPLY AND SUPPLY OF QUALITY STUDENT ID CARDS
We the undersigned write to kindly request for a re-supply of quality student identification cards to Level 100 students, a free supply of ID cards for continuing students with defaced Student ID and incoming students for the next academic year 2015/2016.
Picture of most L100 students on the new ID cards are fast fading. It is instructive to note that the new ID card for Level 100s known as the Cruz card which has other features to help in student transactions unfortunately fades with the speed of light. This has caused great inconvenience to some students. For example on Monday May 18, 2015 about 5 students sitting for PHCL 102 Philosophy at the NNB at 7:30am were evicted out of the examinations hall due to the fact that their image on the Cruz Card had faded. This is notwithstanding the fact the students had already identified their names and corresponding pictures and signed accordingly on the attendance sheet. Even after the students managed to secure a provisional ID from the Information Center, the invigilator deprived them the opportunity to continue writing their paper.
Firstly, we humbly request for an immediate investigation into this matter and an arrangement made for the affected students during the vacation to write their papers. The index numbers of some of the students are: 10522279 and 10522513.
Secondly, all ID cards of Level 100s as well as continuing students that are faded should be replaced without charging any fee. This is because of the poor quality of the ID cards that were produced albeit the relatively expensive cost.
Lastly, we will like to call on the attention of the University management to the quality of cards produced to be produced for freshmen in the next academic year. It is unfortunate the production of identification cards for L100s took so long a time to the extent that some students had to vote with their proof of registration during the just ended UG SRC elections.
Attached to this petition is a signature of students who lend themselves to this call.
We hope our humble petition receives the attention it deserves.
Kumi Ababio Alfred
Daniel Otting Awuah
Cc: Vice Chancellor
Dean of Students
Head, Academic Affairs