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UCC Violence: Director of Public Affairs Assures University Won’t Be Closed Down

Authorities of the University of Cape Coast have said that the school won’t be closed down due to clashes between two halls.

According to them, they have restored the halls and it is fit for use.

Speaking on Okay FM’s ‘Ade Akye Abia’ programme, Acting Director Public Affairs, Mr. Kwabena Antwi-Konadu explained that the matter is under investigation now and that they will ensure that perpetrators are brought to book.

“Let me also assure parents that contrary to what they must have heard or read in the dailies or in the news, no student has been badly harmed or dead in the clash.

“Those who had minor injuries have all been treated and discharged,” he said.

“But we are cooperating with the police to ensure that the incident does not happen again,” he added.

Several properties were left vandalized and some students injured as a free-for-all fight erupted between students of Atlantic Hall (ATL) and Oguaa Hall of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) Friday night.

It is unclear what triggered the fight but an eye witness said it started after some students of ATL beat up another from Casely Hayford Hall (CASFORD).

The CASFORD student had come to visit a friend at Oguaa Hall, which was marking its Hall Week celebration.

The incident sparked a free-for-all fight, leading to the vandalization of property.


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