One of the leading public universities in Ghana, the University of Ghana (UG), has suspended a number of its students for a period of three years.
The students have been suspended for holding series of meetings at the Junior Common Room (JCR) of the Commonwealth hall.
The meetings were held contrary to the University of Ghana’s statutes.
The suspension came after a complaint lodged against the affected former JCR executives of the Commonwealth hall.
The University of Ghana in a notice issued on January 8, 2023, says the meetings organised on August 18 -19, 2022, sought to tarnish the image of the offices of the Vice-Chancellor, the Pro Vice-Chancellor as well as the whole university.
It says “On 18th and 19th August 2022, some former Junior Common Room (JCR) Executives of the Commonwealth Hall organised or allowed the organisation of meetings of the Junior Common Room (JCR) of Commonwealth Hall. These meetings provided a platform for the delivery and publication of false, reckless and defamatory statements against Senior officers which brought the offices of the Vice-Chancellor, the Pro Vice-Chancellor as and the university as a whole into disrepute”.
Below is the notice: