The Students’ Representative Council(SRC) of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) has reacted to video trending on social media that a female student has been stabbed to de@th on campus.
According to the SRC, the viral video is ‘fake’ and should be disregarded by the public.
The video, which shows blood stains all over in a hostel, is making rounds on social media, suggesting the threatening security situation students at UCC are facing.
But in a release issued on Thursday night, the SRC urged students to disregard the video and “go on with academic activities as measures are being put in place to ensure their safety”.
The release signed by the Public Relations Officer of the SRC, Pascal Korbla, said there has not been any such incident as captured in the video and the Office of the Dean of Students and the SRC have put in place security measures to combat any insecurity on campus.
“Kindly note that the SRC has embarked on a security campaign led by the diaspora security chairperson to sensitise students on security issues.
“Also, the SRC has beefed up security by adding fifty-five more watchdogs to the existing security personnel of the University,” it said, adding that so far 35 watchdogs have been deployed to Amamomma, Kwasipra, Apewusika and Ayensu.
It noted that one assailant has been arrested and currently in police custody.
“Students are to rest assured that the Office of the Dean of Students and the SRC have put in place robust measures to curtail any insecurity on campus.”