UG: Legon hall ends hall week in ‘peace’ due to school management’s ‘coronavirus decision’


A directive from the University of Ghana in a bid to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus has dashed the hopes of residents of the Legon Hall as they were planning to make headlines with the organization of their artist night.

The glory of every hall week celebration on the campus of the University of Ghana is the grandness of its artist’s night.

Legon Hall had announced a long list of musicians who were going to storm the campus and help the hall get the bragging rights but following a decision by the management of the University to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, the program could not come off.

The suspension of all public gatherings was one of the notable when it announced its protocols in preventing the spread of the virus on its campus.

The hall, which should have had its ground shaking in the same rhythm as the songs which would be passing through the speakers, was quiet.

The stage which was set for the night had to be cleared and vendors who had secured spaces for business had to go back home.

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Junior Common Room executives of the hall told UniversNews that they would rather use the event to educate residents of the hall about the virus.

However, in an interview with the Dean, he said that the decision to suspend all public gatherings was not directly from his office, thus, he could not grant permission for the program to continue.

Prof. Godfred Bokpin explained that the directive left no room for anyone to have any gathering, whether to talk about the virus or not. Let’s read the directive and comply accordingly”.

Speaking to the Director of Public Affairs, Mrs. Stella Amoa, she explained that the decision had already been made and overturning it was not possible.

Although she acknowledged the efforts in organizing the event, she says the welfare of students was more important.

“The notice is very clear and kicks off with immediate effect. We are all trying to comply so that we are safe. Even international conferences are being canceled so everyone should take this in good fate, she told UniversNews

Story by: Reward Kpokli

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