Prince Kissi, a former SRC presidential aspirant has petitioned the Dean of Students to order the halting of the construction work going on near the Jones Quartey Building (JQB).
In a letter he wrote to the Dean of Students, he accused the University of Ghana of claiming to be the premier university in Ghana but their actions depict a fourth class university. In this season of examination, where the JQB is a multi exam centre, with at least 6 exam halls, it would have been a prudent decision for the University to put the construction activities on hold.
“His main reason for petitioning”, he claims, “is to ensure that students are able to write their examinations under a serene environment”. also, Mr. Kissi found it absurd for the University which has the mandate of ensuring that examinations are conducted in the right atmosphere has allowed this to happen. He then stated that ‘his instincts tell him such a situation cannot happen at Oxford”, making a direct comparison between the University of Ghana and Oxford University. He hoped it was an oversight.
Read the full letter below:
P.O.BOX MB 634,
May 6, 2016.
ACADEMIC AFFARIES DIRECTORATE-UG,
P.O.BOX LG 25
CONSTRUCTION WORK NEAR JAMES QUARTEY BUILDING (JQB) LECTURE HALL MUST COME TO A HALT
My name is PRINCE KISSI, I am a level 300 student offering POLITICAL SCIENCE and PHILOSOPHY and a resident of the Alexander Adum Kwapong Hall. My main objective behind this petition is to ensure that students are able to write their examinations under a serene environment.
It is surprising in our bid to become a first class University yet some of our actions and inactions still depict that of fourth class Universities.
We all can attest to the fact that, we students are in our examination period and as such need a serene environment to study as well as write our examination. I therefore find it absurd for the university management to allow construction activities to be ongoing near a major examination center whilst students crack their brains to put something sensible on paper for assessment.
I want to believe it was an oversight and therefore calling on your office as a matter of urgency bring the construction activities to a halt as my instinct tells me this cannot happen in Oxford University.
I believe this sincere plea of many affected but speechless students will be resolved as early as possible.
CC: The Dean of Students.
The SRC President.