UPSA Reacts To Viral Flogging Video
The University of Professional Studies, Accra (Accra) has stated that the action of the student seen flogging a fellow student in a viral video goes against its code of conduct and therefore assured that culprits will be subjected to a sanction.
It noted that a committee has been established to probe the incident.
“The University’s Code of Conduct, to which all our students subscribe, remains the document that drives student behaviour and conduct at UPSA. Students who violate the Code face disciplinary proceedings.”
“The behaviour exhibited in the video goes against our Code and does a disservice to the majority of UPSA students who uphold the values of respect and professionalism for which UPSA is known.”
A video of a female student of UPSA flogging another female student at a hostel went viral on Tuesday.
The video caught the attention of celebrities and many other Ghanaians who found the action of the culprit untoward.
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— SIKAOFFICIAL🦍 (@SIKAOFFICIAL1) April 4, 2023
The cause of the unpleasant scene is not immediately known but speculations have it that the victim propagated news about an alleged affair between the culprit and a lecturer in exchange for marks.
In a tweet, actress Joselyn Dumas called for investigations by the management of the school.
“This soo wrong 😳💔. What is @upsaccra doing about this ? For someone to bring their child to your institution and have a senior lash them for what reason! #UPSA needs to call her to order. I hope they do. Wow!”
This soo wrong 😳💔. What is @upsaccra doing about this ?
For someone to bring their child to your institution and have a senior lash them for what reason!#UPSA needs to call her to order. I hope they do. Wow! https://t.co/Xu6ea9GQIn
— JOSELYN DUMAS®️ (@Joselyn_Dumas) April 5, 2023
In a statement, the University said the culprit is a special non-tertiary programme in preparation for an external professional examination.
It assured, “Upon completion of the investigation, all responsible persons will face the full rigour of sanctions.”