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Saturday, June 19, 2010


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Ghanaweb General News of Saturday, 19 June 2010, Source: GNA

University of Ghana debunks media reportage singling out Prof. Yankah


Author: Nana Akyea Mensah, The Odikro.
Date: 2010-06-19 08:53:09
Comment to: University of Ghana debunks media reportage singli

I think that Professor Kwesi Yankah himself did not help matters when he came out prematurely, i.e., before the Committee appointed to investigate 13th March 2010 incident, also deliberating on how to prevent the “rowdy, ritualistic behavior and hooliganism of students of Commonwealth Hall”,  had submitted its report. In a news item, “Old Vandals accuse Kwesi Yankah over Commonwealth's 'Boys & Girls' controversy“:
“We have it on authority that the chairman of the residence board in the person of Professor Kwesi Yankah, the Pro-Vice Chancellor of the university had sadly enough, stated that the matter was meant only for information and implementation and not for discussion at the residence board meeting,” Mr John Mbroh told the press on Monday, 10 May 2010.
He alleged that Prof Yankah had long pronounced on Radio Universe that the Commonwealth Hall would be turned into a mixed gender hall. Myjoyonline.com/Ghana News :: Old Vandals accuse Kwesi Yankah over Commonwealth's ...Last Updated: Monday, 10 May 2010, 15:27 GMT.
The clarification is useful, but it does not answer why the university did not wait for the investigating committee report, neither does it justify the use of a mixed hall as a means of collective punishment.
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