The Student Representative Council (SRC) of the University of Professional Studies, Accra, is being accused of “extortion” in a deal meant to be free for the benefit of all students.
UPSANEWSROOM.com has learnt the student council had a deal with telco giant, GLO Mobile in which the SRC was to provide students data in exchange for free sim cards.
“These sim cards which were handed to the SRC were to be given to all students for free,” UPSANEWSROOM.com sources have revealed.
The telecommunication company is anticipating a spike in the sale of its credit due to the free distribution of the cards.
But the SRC led by Peter Zuma is trading the sim cards at GH¢5 each, UPSANEWSROOM.com has gathered.
“The SRC is now selling the sim cards for GH¢5 – something which is supposed to be free,” UPSANEWSROOM.com source said.
When some SRC executives and committee heads were asked why they are selling the sim cards meant to be free they claimed they are doing that to raise funds for needy students.
A student who spoke to UPSANEWSROOM.com on a condition of anonymity scoffed at the suggestion and claim by the SRC executives.
“They can do that on their own but not to extort money from the very students who need them,” he said.
UPSANEWSROOM.com has contacted SRC spokesperson, Nii Rhaman, for his comment on the development but has not responded at the time of publication.