The Human Rights Clinic of Fourah Bay College, a student human rights organisation, has condemned the action of their colleagues who mounted barricades on campus last week in protest against the rustication of 31 of their colleagues.
In a press release signed by its President Samuel U.B Saffa, Human Rights Clinic “notes with dismay the unprecedented reaction of certain students” who mounted roadblocks “disrupted normal vehicular traffic, broke and changed locks of the offices in the administration building including some lecture class rooms, burnt tires and manhandled some junior staff”.
The release adds that the action of the students is inexcusable and constitutes a “gross violation of the fundamental rights and freedoms of other students, lecturers, administrative staff and members of the public, contrary to section 15 of Act no. 6 of the 1991 constitution”.
The organisation however expresses sympathy with the difficult conditions under which students live and calls on the college administration and other stakeholders to find an amicable solution to “put a prompt end to the current impasse which has held the entire administration and student body of Fourah Bay College to ransom”.