Education they say is a necessary tool but how are students protected by their schools authorities after leaving a secured home to study?This is unanswered question in most of the universities especially in the University of Cape Coast.
Student blogger known as Fidel of UCC ( University of Cape Coast) was arrested 13 hours ago for reporting on the recent robbery attack on students on campus which the authority said its untrue report. This did not go down well with students as to why the arrest following the report of the student blogger. It appears the authority has failed to protect the students. Currently twitter is on fire with the hashtag free Fidel. Fidel is currently in the custody of the Central Regional Police Station. It is still unknown as to when the young brilliant student will be released.
Information reaching thenewsroom24.com also indicates that the student blogger is also the former Public Relation Officer( Spokesperson) for the students of UCC.
Here are some tweets from students.
Below is the article that caused the arrest of the vibrant young student.
The robbery situations in UCC has escalated into something else as the weak security system in the university has enabled robbers to shift from robbing students off-campus to attacking students on the main campus, raiding lecture rooms and seizing students items.
Between 11pm to the early hours of this midnight, some group of unidentified armed men were seen attacking some lecture rooms within the university as students were studying for their exams in those lecture rooms. According to an eye witness, the robbers attacked Large Lecture theatre(LLT), one of the main lecture theaters on campus. Some eyewitnesses also confirmed that the armed men were seen at C.A. Ackah Lecture Theater(CALC), where students run helter-skelter for their lives.
It has also been rumored and unconfirmed that some students have been left injured and rushed to the university hospital.
Since August, these robbery attacks have been occurring in the diaspora communities within the university. We have heard issues of Robbery, stabbing, and slaughtering of students, where a student who was slaughtered at Florence Hostel, in Amamoma, is currently fighting for his life. Just recently, there was a news of the rape of a female student, where a male student who tried to help her was stabbed and injured.
It appears that the security strength on the university campus and its surrounding communities have made it comfortable for armed robbers to rob and do whatever they want anytime they feel, with ease, without fear.
After information about the attack went out, all students who were on campus studying for their exams fled, leaving all lecture rooms empty.