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UCC rusticates 22 students for campus riot

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Twenty-two students of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) have been rusticated after investigations cited them for their involvement in a clashes between students of the University, University of Ghana (UG) and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in March this year.

The clash which occurred during the hall week celebration of the Atlantic Hall left three students seriously injured.

The 22 students, most of whom were executives of the Atlantic Hall and members of the 55th Hall Week celebration Planning Committee were rusticated for two semesters except the President of the Hall, Enoch Bart Plange, who was to serve four semesters.

They are made up of level 100, 200, 300 and 400 students.

It could be recalled that three students were seriously injured in a clash between students of the University of Ghana (UG), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and the University of Cape Coast (UCC) on Friday March 17.

The Ghana News Agency (GNA) learnt that two students were stabbed in the stomach and the other brutally assaulted when entering his hall from night studies.

The students from KNUST and UG were invited for a “power night” event at ATL Hall of UCC as part of activities to mark the Hall Week celebration.

GNA sources said a misunderstanding ensued between the students when porters of Oguaa Hall refused to allow some naked vandals from the UG, Unity and ATL Halls from entering the hall.

The students began throwing stones at each other and in the process several property, including the Bus of Oguaa Hall and vehicles belonging to some lecturers, were destroyed, the witness said.

The witness said some of the irate students turned their anger on the police and military personnel who were dispatched to the campus to maintain law and order. The police cum military personnel were, however, able to restore calm on the campus.

Source: GNA

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