UCC: Please Cause LT Building To Be Opened For Use By Student In The Evening And Weekends… Rt Hon Yahaya Abdul-Karimu(Decider), Pleads On The VC.
As part of the Courtesy visits on offices of authority on campus, the Students’ Parliamentary Council spent time with the Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, Prof Johnson N. Boampong, on April 1, 2021.
At the visit, Rt Hon Speaker, Yahaya Abdul-Karimu put two principal issues before the Vice Chancellor for his response.
The issues covered
-The state of the Parliamentary Chamber which has been under construction for a long time. and
-The locking of some LT buildings in the evening and weekends which pose difficulty on students who study in those lecture theatres taking into consideration the limited nature of space on campus.
In responding to the Parliamentary Chamber issue, the Vice Chancellor stated that it is one of the structures under construction on campus which the contractor has not been forthcoming. He added that management has been in touch with the contractor to making sure that it is completed for the use of the Parliamentary Council.
He stated that in the long term, management will collaborate with the Parliamentary Council and SRC to get a permanent befitting chamber for the Parliament since in his view the current Parliament ground has become congested.
Approaching the issue of the locking of LT buildings, the Vice Chancellor indicated that the attempt to lock same is to protect some sophisticated materials including but not limited to, projectors and Public Address Systems in those buildings. He further indicated that lecture theatres will be sufficient for students in the evenings and weekends if quizzes and classes are cancelled during these times (weekends and holidays).
He stated that, management, at its recent Academic Board meeting resolved to insist on the prevention of the writing of quizzes over weekends and during holidays.
He indicated, “this will help create space for students who would want to do their personal studies and tutorials in the lecture theatres.”
The Speaker of the House, Rt Hon Abdul-Karimu, however, pleaded on the Vice Chancellor to in the interim get the LT buildings opened until management is fully able to seize the writing of quizzes during weekends and on holidays.