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‘I’m working to help solve UG’s accommodation problems’ – John Dumelo

National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency, John Dumelo, says that he is working with the local executives of the Tertiary Education Institutions Network (TEIN) of the NDC to find solutions to accommodation challenges of the University of Ghana.
Nearly 12,000 newly admitted students are battling for only 1,907 available accommodation spaces in the school.

 

The University of Ghana, which is the nation’s largest tertiary institution in the country, has so far admitted 11,193 fresh students for the 2019/2020 academic year; but the inadequate residential facilities in the school has left over 9,000 of the students, many of whom are coming from outside Accra stranded.

Whilst this appears to be a perennial problem, the challenges with this year’s accommodation have become a matter of concern to many.
University Management and the Students Representative Council (SRC) says it is working on final solutions to the problem.
SRC Treasurer, Philomena Sarbah Andam, has indicated that the construction of SRC hostels to ease the accommodation complication will commence before the end of their administration which is led by Isaac Agyemang.
In a social media post, actor cum politician, John Dumelo said that he has spoken to some of the frustrated students and is working to “working to solve UG accommodation problems”

Whilst his comments may be described as a political promise, John Dumelo added that “‘he does not make promises”.

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