The country was last Friday 27 April, shocked to hear the news of human excretes on Ghana’s premier University. Three examinations Hall of the University of Ghana was “shit bombed ” by unidentified people.
The places affected were James Quartey Hall, the New ‘N’ Block and the Central Cafeteria. The blackboards, floors, tables, chairs, walls were smeared with human excretes.
Some unidentified persons believed to be students of the University on Friday ‘shit bombed’ the examination halls with the intent to disrupt the University’s End of Semesters Examination.
The aim was to disrupt the examinations in protest against the university authorities decision to introduce a new residential policy known as “In –Out-Out-Out” next academic year.
The new policy allows only First year students an accommodation on campus.
Three students known as Isaac Owusu, Fredric Agyemang, and Samuel Owusu alleged to be connected with the shit bombing were arrested and have been granted police bail.
The Students Representative Council SRC of the University of Ghana in a news conference condemned the act and the threats on the lives of senior university staff by some students.
The SRC has called on the perpetrators to be brought to justice.
The SRC president Miss Louise Carol Serwah Donkor viewed the decision of the university authorities to introduce the “In-Out-Out-Out” policy as an attempt to breach its contract with the continuing students at level 300, 200 and 100.
She said they reject the policy because of the negative effects on students’ social, political, economic and academic well-being.
She urged the authorities to rescind their decision in the interest of peace and stability to avoid bringing the name of the institution into disrepute.