Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper has described as unfortunate violent clashes between students of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), University of Ghana and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) last Friday.
Some students of the University of Ghana (UG) and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) at the weekend clashed with students of the Oguaa Hall leaving several students seriously injured.
The clashes also left in its trail the destruction of Hall and private properties.
The students from KNUST and UG were at UCC on an invitation for a “power night” event at Oguaa Hall as part of activities to mark the hall week celebration.
However, the students of Oguaa Hall prevented them from entering the hall and in the ensuing melee, the students vandalised some rooms in the hall, smashed the windscreens of the Oguaa Hall bus and some vehicles parked round.
The Central Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police Irene Oppong, said the police were called in at around 7.30 p.m. on Friday to help control the riots.
She said when the police got to the scene the students were throwing stones and bottles.
But Mr. Kwesi Pratt expressing disappointment at the behaviour of the students indicated that inasmuch as students involved are to blame, the public as well as the Ghanaian system should not be exempted from blame.
“It is very unfortunate to see students in Tertiary level behave that way. Yes, we are all blaming the students which is fine, but we are all responsible for this act because we as adults and leaders of this country need to play our part and make sure these kids are brought up well.
“It is a disgrace to Ghana. These university students are adults and I don’t understand why they should injure themselves even during an entertainment show. It is uncalled for and should not be entertained” he said on Adom FM’s Morning Show “Dwaso Nsem” Thursday.
He also described as unfair students who have been arrested as a result of the clash.
Meanwhile, UCC has banned some major activities marking hall week celebrations, following violent clashes.
The university has banned beauty pageants, town floats, and health walks.
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SOURCE: Ghana/Adomonline.com/Dorcas Abedu-Kennedy