Students of the University of Ghana, Legon led by the Student Representative Council (SRC) of school have dragged the school's management to government over its decision to privatise some halls of residence.

The SRC in a petition to government are of the view that the privatization of the halls will lead to unreasonable increment in hall fees.

The University management's decision to privatize the halls is to offset a GHS43 million loan it acquired to build the halls which has shot up to GHS528 million because of interest and failure to repay at the stipulated time.

The four halls are Hilla Limann, Alexander Adum Kwapong, Elizabeth Frances Sey and Jean Nelson Aka Halls. 

Speaking at a press conference in, the SRC president for University of Ghana, Mr Sylvester Amoako called on the government to intervene.

He said: “The prices, as compared to other halls, is expensive, we cannot afford it. We are calling for a round table discussion with the university management, the Ministry of Education and the government of Ghana must intervene in this matter.

“We are giving an ultimatum to have the round table discussion. I believe that after one week if we don’t get a round table discussion, then its en route to the registry and from there en route to the Flagstaff house.”