The much debated University of Ghana meal plan policy expected to start this academic year has been suspended. Mr. Enoch Amartey, Assistant Registrar of the University, confirmed the decision on Campus Exclusive on Thursday but failed to give details on the matter.
Following consultations with students, the Students’ Representative Council had fiercely opposed the plan citing infrastructural challenges and untold financial burden on parents.
Conceived in 2013, the policy followed research findings of the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research that indicated that food eaten by the students are prepared under unhygienic conditions. It sought to ensure students of the University were provided three square meals a day.
Earlier last month, all the Junior Common Rooms (JCRs) and the SRC had written to management of the University indicating their disinterest in the plan. A board meeting was later scheduled to make a final decision on the subject.
Story by: Jonas Nyabor – Radio Univers