5-member C’ttee investigates UPSA SRC Veep, Welfare C’ttee chairman over school fees scandal

[L-R] Sharon Dzifa Torsu and Oheneba Nana Osei Kumi

The Students’ Representative Council (SRC) at the University of Professional Studies, Accra is investigating allegations involving two key members of the administration.

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A five-member committee has been tasked with determining if SRC Vice President, Nathaniel Jill Addo Junior and Deputy General Assembly Speaker, Simeon Mede Yao, took monies from some students with the promise of placing them on the SRC welfare list meant for needy but brilliant students.

[L-R] Nathaniel Jill Addo Junior and Simeon Mede Yao

The committee members are Oheneba Nana Osei Kumi (Chairman), Sharon Dzifa Torsu  (Deputy Chairman), Nii Laryeafio Benedict (Member), Asantewaa Diawuo (Secretary), and Kwakye Gabriel (Member)

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In a statement Wednesday, the SRC President, Peter Mwin Zumah said: “it is of utmost importance to get to the root of the matter.”

Messrs Jill Addo Junior and Mede Yao are alleged to have taken various sums from some students to place them on the SRC welfare list expressly reserved for needy but brilliant students.

Reports have it that the duo after facilitating the payment of the school fees by the Council for the students used the back door to demand those monies.

This allegation has incensed a majority of students who have called for the setting up of a commission of inquiry to unravel the circumstances surrounding the matter.

Being the officer who authorised the payment of the school fees, the SRC President has promised to bring finality to the matter.

In exercising his authority under the SRC Constitution, Mr Mwin Zumah has set up a five-member committee to probe the matter within five working days, starting from May 13, 2020.

Read the full statement below:

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