UG administration condemns clash between Commonwealth and Sarbah hall students

The University of Ghana has denounced a Saturday evening brawl involving students from Commonwealth and Mensah Sarbah Halls.

According to a statement, “efforts to identify perpetrators are ongoing, and those found responsible of violating national laws or university policies will be promptly sanctioned.”

“Management informs the university community of its determination to guarantee that academic work and other activities continue uninterrupted, and of its commitment to maintaining peace and stability on all university campuses,” the statement continued.

A bust of John Mensah Sarbah was taken from outside the Mensah Sarbah Hall.

Following last night’s Commonwealth, Mensah Sarbah Hall clash, the SRC Union Building sign board and recently rebuilt SRC notice boards were also destroyed.

Find below the full statement


Management at the university has noted with concern yet another series of clashes between students of Commonwealth and Mensah Sarbah Halls, which occurred late in the evening of Friday August 5th, and in the early morning hours of Saturday August 6th, 2022.

Management condemns these needless acts of violence that have led to injuries and destruction of property, and calls on students of the two Halls to immediately halt any planned continuation of these acts.

Efforts to identify the perpetrators are ongoing, and those found culpable of breaking national laws or University regulations, will be appropriately sanctioned.

Management assures the University community of its resolve to ensure that academic work and other activities proceed without hindrance, and of its commitment to safeguarding peace and stability on all campuses of the University.

Emelia Agyei-Mensah (Mrs.)



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