In an emergency meeting held at Commonwealth hall yesterday, residents of the hall were informed that the former JCR executives whose names were not included in the list of Graduating students by the University will be graduating after all.
Sources say that these executives were called by the school’s registry to forward their details so they could be added to the graduation list.
This latest development comes just two days after the students’ lawyers had asked the university to include their names in the graduation list or face a court injunction. This injuction would have put a hold on the graduation ceremony scheduled for this weekend.
The former JCR executives of the Commonwealth Hall (the President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary) had accused the University of preventing them to access their grades as a result of an incident which happened earlier this year.
In February, students from Commonwealth embarked on their usual procession through campus without permission from the right authorities. This procession led to a clash between the Commonwealth Hall boys and some residents of Alexander Kwapong and Hilla Limann Hall, resulting in the damage of some school property.
Speaking to Radio Univers, one of the former executives confirmed that about 7 students were apprehended and sanctioned by the University’s disciplinary committee for their actions and insisted that they had nothing to do with the procession.
Sources confirmed that the executives did their part by going to the disciplinary committee after they were served letters of the allegation, but they had since not received any update from their hearing which took place in April.
It is believed that the university was holding off their graduation based on this incident.
For now, it seems the coast is clear since their names will be added to this year’s graduation list.