An individual using a bogus student ID has been detained by University of Ghana security after being persuaded by certain people to appear as a lost student in order to gain media attention.
The person admitted to illegally residing at Commonwealth Hall throughout the previous academic year, according to a statement from the university administration. In the statement, the man acknowledged that he had been convinced to pose as a lost student and spend the night in front of Commonwealth Hall in order to attract media attention. The management of the University of Ghana has learned that some dishonest people are persuading other people—including students—to masquerade as stranded former Commonwealth Hall students.
“One of these individuals, who was being utilized to garner media attention, was detained by University Security and has admitted to illegally residing in Commonwealth Hall over the previous academic year. He acknowledged that he had been convinced to appear as a lost student on the night of January 16, 2023, and spend the night in front of Commonwealth Hall in order to attract media attention. He has been turned over to the police for additional inquiry. All former legitimate Commonwealth Hall inhabitants and male students of Mensah Sarbah Hall have been officially allotted rooms at UGEL halls, according to assurances from university administration to students, parents, and the general public.
“Measures have also been put in place to assist students who have real financial problems paying the residential fees in the UGEL Halls,” the statement continued. The University informs all students that sufficient safeguards have been put in place to ensure their safety and well-being and that academic work is progressing calmly.
“Students are urged to be on the lookout for anyone attempting to lure them into disturbing the peace on the university campus and to report them to the appropriate authorities. “Any student participating in such conduct will be subject to the proper disciplinary procedures. A successful and productive academic year is anticipated.