Students of Mensah Sarbah Hall at the University of Ghana have sued the school management for denying them access to their halls.
The students have contested this act by the school and described it as an infringement on their fundamental human rights to education.
Mensah Sarbah Hall is the youngest of the 5 traditional Halls of residence at the University of Ghana. The rest are Akuafo, Commonwealth, Legon, and Volta Halls.
It was opened for occupancy in October 1963 with 246 students when continuing students from the 4 existing Halls, as well as freshers converged to what was then called “United Nations”.
It was opened as the first mixed Hall of the University and was officially commissioned on December 19, 1963, by the then Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Kojo Botsio on behalf of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of the Public of Ghana.