UPSA SRC General Assembly says it will also probe Veep, Deputy speaker over school fees scandal

Speaker of UPSA SRC General Assembly, Prince Courage Senyo Gavi

The General Assembly of the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) at the University of Professional Studies, Accra says it will also investigate two final year students over an extortion allegation.

In a statement copied UPSANEWSROOM.com Wednesday, the GA Speaker said the Assembly is keenly interested in investigating the SRC Vice President, Nathaniel Jill Addo Junior and Welfare Committee Chairman, Simeon Mede Yao over what has become the school fees scandal.

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

The two are alleged to have demanded and taken various sums from students and placed them on the SRC welfare school fees list meant for needy but brilliant students. The SRC pays the school fees for needy but brilliant students every semester.

Messrs Jill Addo and his friend Mede Yao placed students who could pay their fees on the list and used the back door to take the monies from them, a victim has disclosed.

Already the SRC President, Peter Mwin Zumah has set up a high-powered Committee of Inquiry to probe the matter.

The five-member committee is ably chaired by a law student of the school, Oheneba Nana Osei kumi with another law student Sharon Dzifa Torsu being the Deputy Chairperson.

The President has explained his action was motivated by the interest students have shown in the matter that has swept the school into a state of shock.

But the General Assembly is saying it is the rightful organ of the SRC to set up any Commission of Inquiry under the Council’s Constitution. “The General Assembly, therefore, wishes to inform the entire student populace to disregard any purported committee supposed to probe the allegations which is not set up and recognized by the SRC General Assembly and its members are not approved and sworn in at the Assembly as established under article four (12) of the SRC Constitutions,” the statement signed by the Speaker, Prince Courage Gavi read.

Read the full statement below:

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