The Ghana National Union of Polytechnic Students (GNUPS), has called on the authorities of Accra Polytechnic to find a more appropriate sanction for its recent graduants instead of withholding their certificates for misconducting themselves at their graduation ceremony.
Authorities of the Polytechnic have withheld the certificates of the students following reports that a greater majority of the graduating class boycotted their graduation ceremony before it officially ended.
GNUPS, while condemning the student's action, maintains that withholding the certificates of the students is wrong.
The Public Relations Officer for GNUPS, Andrew Apariwini told Citi News
, “it wasn’t right for the students to have boycotted the ceremony for trivial activities. This is an occasion that dignitaries all over the country and even sometimes from outside the country are invited [to] and I think that the students did not do the right thing at all.”
He added that without the certificates, past students of the institution face difficulties in job recruitment market.
Mr. Apariwini appealed to the school authorities to “exercise patience and rather prescribe another form of sanction, even if it is proposing that they pay a fee.”