The Management of the Accra-based University of Professional Studies (UPSA) has denied a media report indicating two female students of the university have been sacked from UPSA’s hostel for allegedly practising lesbianism.
According to a purported statement and the local media report, the Professional Studies has described as false, the said females fondled each other during their sexual escapade and engaged in some form of lesbianism.
“Engaging in acts of lesbianism is contrary to Section 1.28.11(g) of the Student Handbook of the University of Professional Studies, Accra; 2018 and Schedule G 8.3 (23) of the Statute of the University.
They have since been dismissed from UPSA Hostel awaiting further sanctions from Management. This should serve as a deterrent to all resident students,” part of the purported statement circulating on various social media platforms said.
But, a statement dated November 24, 2021, signed by the Registrar of UPSA and copied to EducationWeb.com.gh has debunked the allegation saying such an incident is before the Vice-Chancellor of Chief Disciplinary Officer.
“The university states that no disciplinary report on the alleged incident is before the Management for final decision. Members of the general public are advised to disregard the false information put out by some media,” the release said.
According to Management, the Vice-Chancellor of UPSA is the Chief Disciplinary Officer and all decisions taken by the Vice-Chancellor are communicated through the Registrar of the University of Professional Studies (UPSA).
It also said any disciplinary communications that do not follow the above procedure is not authorized by the University Management and should consequently be disregarded.