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Regulations for Junior Members

1. The term "Junior Member" means a person in statu pupillari enrolled for the time being in the University of Ghana whether in a campus – based or distance education programme.

2. Regulations affecting Junior Members shall be made from time to time by the Academic Board in accordance with the University of Ghana Act, 2010 (Act 806) (“the Act”) and the Statutes of the  University of Ghana, 2011 (“the Statutes”) . In addition to these Regulations, each Hall, College, Faculty, Department, Institute, School, Centre, the Library, the Hospital or any other unit of the university may issue its own rules governing the conduct of Junior Members within its precincts, provided that such regulations are not inconsistent with the general regulations made by the Academic Board. Such regulations must be tabled before the Academic Board.

3. Ignorance of Regulations or of any Public    Notice shall not be accepted as an excuse for breach. Accordingly, every student on enrolment shall be required to obtain a copy of such University, Hall and other regulations relating to his condition and which are for the time being in force.

4. Junior Members shall conduct themselves in a quiet and orderly manner and shall pursue their studies with all diligence; they shall observe the Statutes, regulations and orders made from time to time by the appropriate authorities. 

 

 5.  The officers of the University who have a special responsibility, under the Vice- Chancellor, for the discipline of Junior Members are the Dean of Student Affairs, Heads of Halls, Senior Tutors and Tutors and such officers may be appointed from time to time. It shall be an offence to disobey these officers in the discharge of their University duties.

 

OFFENCES

Academic Offences:

 

It shall be an offence for a student knowingly:

 

(a)   To forge or in any other way alter or falsify any document or evidence required by the University, or to circulate or make use of any such forged, altered or falsified document, whether the document or record be in print or electronic form;

(b)   To use or possess an unauthorised aid or aids or obtain unauthorised assistance in any academic examination or term test or in connection with any other form of academic work;

(c)   To impersonate another person, or to have another person impersonate, at any academic examination or term test or in connection with any other form of academic work;

(d)  To submit, without the knowledge and approval of the instructor to whom it is submitted, any academic work for which credit has previously been obtained or is being sought in another course or programme of study in the University or elsewhere;

e)       To submit any academic work containing a purported statement of fact or reference to a source which has been concocted;

(f)      To engage in the sale of unpublished academic lecture material, such as lecture notes, handouts, slides without authority;

 

(g)     To gain access to or procure or cause such access to be gained to any office or other facility of the University or University official for purposes of depositing, altering or substituting examination material for the benefit of the student or any other person;

(h)     To steal a colleague’s assignment; or

(i)      To steal a colleague’s answer script.

(j)      To forge or in any other way alter or falsify any academic record or document, circulate or make use of any such forged, altered or

Falsified record, whether the record be in print or electronic form; or

(k)     To engage in any form of academic cheating, dishonesty, misconduct, fraud or misrepresentation not herein otherwise described, in order to obtain academic credit or other academic advantage of any kind.

 

 

 

Non-Academic Offences:

Without prejudice to the application of the national laws by the University, no junior member of the University shall:

 

(a)   Assault another person or threaten any other person with assault whether sexual or otherwise or commit a battery against another person;

(b)   Cause or threaten any other person with bodily harm, or cause any other to fear bodily harm;

(c)   Knowingly create a condition that unnecessarily endangers the health or safety of other persons;

(d)    Threaten any other person with damage to such person’s property, or knowingly cause any other person to fear damage to her or his property;

 

(e)  Engage in a course of vexatious conduct that is directed at one or more specific individuals, and- that is based on the race, ancestry, place of birth, origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, creed, age, marital status, family status, disability, receipt of public assistance or record of offences of that individual or those individuals;

          - that is known to be unwelcome; and

         - that exceeds the bounds of freedom of     expression or academic freedom as these are understood in University policies and

accepted practices, including but not restricted to those explicitly adopted;

(f)  Cause by action, threat or otherwise, a disturbance that the member knows obstructs any activity organised by the University or by any of its divisions, or the right of other members to carry on their legitimate activities, to speak or to associate with others. For example, peaceful picketing or other activity outside a class or meeting that does not substantially interfere with the communication inside, or impede access to the meeting, is an acceptable expression of dissent.

(g)  Deface the trees on campus with advertising or other material or notices howsoever described.

 (h)   Indecently expose yourself in public.

 

Collection of Money:

Permission to make general collections of money other than for club subscriptions and cinema shows or parties must be obtained from the Dean of Student Affairs/Senior Tutors of the Halls. Junior Members are advised to ask to see the license or other valid authority of any collector who comes from outside the University.

 

 

Sanctions:

One or more of the following sanctions may be imposed by a Board upon the conviction of any person:

 

 (i)            Disqualification from contesting elections or removal from any office in the University.

 (ii)       A monetary fine.

 (iii)      Expulsion from the University.

 (iv)      An oral or written reprimand;

 (v)     Denial of privileges to use any facility of the University, including library and computer facilities.

 (vi)    The Vice-Chancellor shall have power to order that any sanction imposed by the Board be recorded on the student’s academic record and transcript. The decision of the Vice Chancellor shall be reported by the University in the University bulletin and, where appropriate, in the national media.

 

 

SECURITY AND SAFETY TIPS

ROOM SECURITY

 

·                 Make sure your doors and windows are secured. If the locks or doors are faulty, report immediately to the porter/ management.

·                 Keep your door locked whether you are in the room or leaving for a short period. After locking the door, try opening it to see if it is properly locked.

·                 Do not hold doorstep conservations with unknown persons. If you are suspicious, keep the door locked and call the Security.

·                 Keep your mobile phones and laptops out of sight when not in use.

·                Do not entertain strangers or visitors in your rooms without knowing who they are.

·                If someone calls or knocks at your door, always identify the person before opening the door.