The University of Ghana, Legon (UG) has announced a review of students’ residence arrangements, beginning the 2022/23 academic year.
According to a circular issued by the Registrar on Wednesday, December 14, all continuing students of Commonwealth Hall will not return to their rooms.
Continuing male students of Mensah Sarbah Hall will also be affected by this directive.
“They are to be randomly assigned to available rooms in any of the UGEL and private hostels,” the circular said.
“Continuing female students of Mensah Sarbah Hall and students with special needs in both halls will not be affected by this measure.”
The circular further instructed that only Level 100 and graduate students will be assigned to these halls while measures are put in place to ensure that only freshers and graduate students occupy traditional halls.
This will, therefore, see the implementation of a full ‘in-out-out-out’ policy by 2025/2026.
“Subsequently, undergraduate students will vacate the halls at the end of Level 100 and may secure accommodation in the private hostels from Level 200 until completion.”
The University is also installing CCTV cameras and electronic access control systems in all halls “to improve upon security”.
All these arrangements have been made as a result of the violence that erupted between students of Commonwealth Hall and Mensah Sarbah Hall on Friday, August 5.