The Vice President, Administration and Development, Mr. Albert Amonoo, has advised foreign students in the university to endeavour to obey regulations of the university and the laws of Ghana.
He said so long as they do not fall foul of either the regulations of the university or the laws of the country, they would happily enjoy all privileges extended to foreigners living in the country.
Mr. Amonoo who was speaking with the students on their study and stay in the country at the Multi-Purpose hall of the City campus, however enjoined the students to ensure that they acquire the necessary immigration documentation to live and study in the country.
The Vice President noted that the International Relations Office had been instituted as a liaison between the university and foreign students. He urged all students to take their problems to the officer in charge, Mrs Blessing Gbandeh-Mitta. He continued that it is her responsibility to handle all issues relating to their stay in the school, including- regularising of their immigration formalities – and to refer issues beyond her ability to the university management.
Mr. Amonoo pointed out that the acquisition of a resident permit was crucial for the students not to be molested by security agencies inasmuch as the free-movement and indefinite-residence protocol was not yet in place.
Stressing the need for the students to good ambassadors of their countries, Regent-Ghana and God, he reiterated that the police and other security agencies are there to uphold the law and that Regent-Ghana “as an Institution, cannot rewrite the laws of Ghana by trying to defend illegal, behaviour.
He went on: “We cannot leave the academic commitments of the university to run after vulgar and wayward students.
Regretting that many of the students could not attend the all-important meeting, even though they were given ample notice, he advised them to furnish the university with their names, telephone numbers, campuses, residential addresses and contact numbers for easy location in future.
On his part, the Communications Manager, Mr. Victor C. T. Ofinam-Antwi, urged the students to make good use of their stay in the university by gaining all the knowledge they would need to set up their own outfits in future or get well-paid jobs.
Mrs. Blessing Gbandeh-Mitta stressed the need for the students to be law abiding, noting that all who go out the way to indulge in illegality would bear the consequence themselves. She called on all who do not understand anything about their programmes to come to her office for assistance.