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Students of the University of Cape Coast [UCC], has received the news on the rustication of 22 of their colleagues with mix reactions.

Majority have described the punishment as harsh and a deliberate attempt by the University to suppress the right of students.

Those who acknowledge the effect of the clash opines that, some senior members of the university should first be held responsible. One of the students speaking to ATL FM NEWS said, “I think the punishment is harsh, rustication for two and four semesters is too much, especially when majority of the executives were of present at the time of the event”.

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ATL FM News has cited a report by the disciplinary committee whose investigations and recommendations led to the rustication of twenty two (22) students of the Atlantic Hall of the University of Cape Coast [UCC].

The rustication followed established findings that found the twenty two students culpable for their role in the disturbances that occurred at Oguaa Hall after guests from University of Ghana and the KNUST had visited ATL Hall for their 55th hall week celebration in March this year.

According to the report, the eleven member disciplinary committee which was headed by the Pro Vice Chancellor, Prof. George K.T. Oduro was tasked to investigate the disturbances involving students of Atlantic Hall and their guests and recommend appropriate sanctions for the students who will be found in the wrong.

File Photo: UCC Students

Head of Operations and Business Development at Mass Telecommunications Innovations (MTI) Ghana, Fred Kweku Amankwa Sarfo has entreated all students to make a conscious effort at renewing their minds towards their environment and look forward to making decisions that will help them become successful in life.

Speaking in an interview on the personality profile of 'A WEEK ON CAMPUS' last Saturday, Mr. Sarfo noted that students ought to know themselves very well in order to decide on what to pursue in life.

22 students of the University of Cape Coast [UCC] have been rusticated following their involvement in a clash between some students of University of Ghana, Legon, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology [KNUST] and UCC in March this year.

According to information gathered by ATL FM News from the office of the Directorate of Public Affairs, University of Cape Coast, the 22 are made up of all JCRC executives of Atlantic Hall and members of the Planning Committee of their 55th Hall Week celebration.