Management of University of Cape Coast says it has scheduled a meeting with students of the university on Thursday March 7 to address concerns raised about the termination of the Metro Mass Transit Bus Service contract.
Under the mass transit for students initiated in 2017, students enjoyed free bus rides on campus to improve their movement especially during instructional periods for the duration of the piloting of the intervention.
Under the leadership of Henry Arthur, the then President of the SRC, he disclosed to ATL FM News that the initiative cost the SRC an amount of GHS 6,120 per day.
The bus service was however terminated when the leadership of the present SRC declined to finance the intervention. To avoid a possible legal tussle between the university and the Metro Mass Transit Limited which was providing the service, management drew funds from the university’s central accounts to sustain the service in the first semester of the 2018/2019 academic year. However, management found the service unsustainable and called for its termination.
The termination has led to a group calling itself, CONCERNED STUDENTS of UCC, threatening to cause unrest on campus.
In a press release, management cautioned any group against disturbing the peace on campus and advised such persons to use laid down procedures to engage management on concerns they may have on the matter.
The release further indicated that contrary to speculations that students had been charged bus fees for the 2018/2019 academic year, no student had been made to pay any money for bus services.
The scheduled meeting is aimed at finding a lasting solution to the problem.
ATL FM NEWS