UCC suspends 22 over ATL, Oguaa Hall clashes
Twenty-two students of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) have been suspended for their involvement in violent clashes during Atlantic Hall’s week celebration.
“The following students have with effect from the second semester of the 2016/2017 academic year been rusticated from the University for the periods indicated against their names for roles played in the disturbances at the Oguaa Hall on Friday, 17th March, 2017, during the 2017 Atlantic Hall Week celebrations,” portions of the notice stated.
It will be recalled that on March 17, about three students suffered severe stab wounds following bloody clashes that erupted on the university’s campus among students believed to be from the University of Ghana’s Commonwealth Hall, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology’s Unity Hall, and the University of Cape Coast’s Oguaa Hall.
Other university properties were also vandalised during the confrontation. A police investigation into the clashes indicted some 22 students of UCC who have since been suspended for periods between two and four semesters during which they are to stay away from the university’s premises.