The University of Ghana Council and management has responded to the Ministry of Education over the closure of its roads to the general public.
A statement issued by the University stated that it will be negligent for the authorities to preside over the deterioration of the school’s assets and risk the lives of the university community, hence their decision to restrict access into the institution.
This follows an order from the Education Ministry to the university council to furnish it with a detailed report on the state of affairs of the school after the latter began an implementation of a new directive restricting access into the school to the public.
The new directive caused public outraged as commuters and parents who were denied access blocked major roads into the school in protest.
Some Parliamentarians have given indications they will appeal to the Education Ministry to bring back in Parliament the University of Ghana Act for possible amendment since according to them, the school authorities are seemingly abusing its powers.
In the response made available to citifmonline.com, the University Council explained that it will be “negligent on the part of Council and Management not to take any actions as University assets deteriorate, lives are placed in danger and the work and integrity of the campus as a suitable learning environment are threatened.”