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Oliver Barker Reveals The Sad Reality About The Recent "Clashes" In Legon And KNUST

For the past few days, the two leading universities have been in the headlines following the class between two respective halls in both universities. At the University of Ghana, the all-male hall, Commonwealth Hall, clashed with Mensah Sarbah hall. In KNUST, the same happened and this is an eyesore. This is a sad spectacle and nothing to boast about. More often, both political parties come together to the thinking table when such issues arise. They do this devoid of any political equalization game or blame game.

However, the lead convener of the Fix The Country Movement, Oliver Barker Vorwamor, has tried to implicate Nana Addo and the NPP in this clash. He managed to politicize it and one cannot help but agree with him. Oliver Barker reminisced how back then in his time in Ghana, "university activism was the hotbed of political activism". This was particularly true and admittable especially when you listen to the like of the current Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, narrate his time as President of the National Unions of Graduate Students. More also, the current breed of leadership traces their root of training to the tertiary institutions they were initially at.

According to Osagyefo Oliver Barker, the government has failed primarily because the University of Ghana stood against them. Reacting to the issues of the clash, Oliver Barker sadly explained that instead of students flooding the headlines for political activists and other intelligent acts, they are rather populating the media space with news of their clash.

"What a sad thing that has happened to our democracy. I sympathize with young people as usual. But this UG-Vandal and KNUST issue is making me sad. We should not be doing this", he explained.

This upsurge of clashes in the various tertiary universities must be condemned and there should be some reshuffles in the authorities at the helm of affairs of this nation since they are actually not enforcing any discipline.

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