UCC students ‘stranded’ after Wednesday floods

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Major areas of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) were submerged in floods after a heavy downpour which obstructed regular academic activities Wednesday morning, ABC News has gathered.

The rains which, according to students, started around midnight continued unabated till Wednesday morning, causing high depth floods in major areas of the campus.

ABC News has gathered that the development has left many students, particularly those in the university’s hostels stranded as they move to safeguard their personal belongings against damage.

Students lodging in the diaspora where the majority of student hostels are found were the major victims of the flood. Flood water overflowed in hostels, roads and gutters causing havoc to students’ belongings and properties.

Human and vehicular movement on the campus of the university was almost impossible due to the floodwater.

The Students’ Representative Council of the school upon assessment of the situation issued a directive, instructing students to forgo any lecture and quiz scheduled on Wednesday morning. The SRC also admonished students to stay safe by staying indoors and wait for further directives.

More so, the directive became necessary as most of the route from the various halls and hostels to lecture theaters were submerged in water, becoming unmotorable.

Accessing the Cafe Roof Top Lecture Theatre for instance, became impossible as the major road linking the theatre from the Sasakawa Guesthouse was submerged in floods. The Ayensu road that enables students to access the main campus where most of the lectures halls are found was deeply covered with floodwater making it almost impossible to access the lecture halls.

Accessing the main lecture complex on campus became problematic for students lodging in the university traditional residential halls such as the Casford Hall, Kwame Nkrumah Hall and Valco Hall.

Amamoma,  Apewosika, Kwawpro and Akotokyere where many students live, are cut off from the university campus.

The SRC in its statement acknowledged that the safety of students is very paramount and therefore assured students who were frustrated due to their inability to show up for scheduled quizzes to stay calm.

The SRC describes the situation as “disastrous and understands that the safety of all of students is most paramount in this critical dilemma.”

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Source: ABCNewsgh.com


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