#UGDecides: Dean of students slaps 7 candidates with GH¢1000 fine for indiscriminately posting on campus

The Dean of Students Affairs of the University of Ghana, Prof. Godfred Alufa Bokpin has slapped seven out of thirteen candidates with a 1000 Ghana cedis fine for posting bills indiscriminately at unauthorized places on campus.

This punitive measure follows Univers News’ recent report that greater parts of the premises of the school has been splashed with bills ranging from posters, flyers, and banners of students contesting in this year’s Students’ Representative Council election.

Highly placed sources say Prof. Bokpin agreed to slash the original amount by 50% after the affected candidates pleaded “guilty and were filled with remorse” for their actions.

The candidates were directed to both pay the 500 cedis fine by Friday July 30, 2021 and remove all their bills from prohibited places by the same deadline.

Univers News’ checks revealed that some candidates attempted to remove their bills but the Dean’s “remove order” is yet to be fully complied with.

It emerged that the office of Dean of students affairs extended the aforementioned deadline to Friday August 6, 2021 due to the fact that some of the seven candidates could not settle the amount by then.

Overall, two hopeful general secretaries and five presidential candidates were fined. They include Derry Rebecca Mwinviel and Jonelle Mate-Kodjo; Priscilla Ayeh, Prince Asumadu, Wisdom Nkudwe, Alfred Acquah and Felix Tawiah Ayittah.

In the course of the 2019/2020 SRC election fines were levied against some perpetrators. They include (then) presidential aspirants, Anthony Julius and former SRC vice president, Louis Banahene Owusu.

For their actions, the Dean of students affairs, Prof. Godfred Bokpin slapped the two with a GHS 1,000 fine each to be paid by Friday, March 15, 2019.

Again, the Dean demanded that the two remove all their campaign posters from unauthorized places also by Friday, March 15.

Radio Univers began an active campaign in 2019 to fight this problem, a move which led to other universities adopting bold steps to ban indiscriminate postings on their various campuses.

 

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