Recycle Up! Ghana, A group of current and former students led by Julius-Jayson A. Botchway ensured that the environs of the University of Ghana was as clean as a beach or resort in Miami after the University held its July 2018 Congregation which saw over 3000 students receive degrees for their respective courses of study.
Before, the institution that prides itself as the best University in Ghana and in West Africa was an eyesore every time the University held congregation ceremonies. The Legon Campus which always hosted this ceremony would be awash with plastics and other materials littered all over as fallout from the dinner and merry-making that characterize graduation ceremonies in a typical University.
Graduands who mostly celebrate this milestone with their friends and families leave behind a huge chunk of refuse which sometimes takes days to clear by the university cleaners.
The 2018 July congregation however was different from the negative norm. With dustbins placed at vantage points and with beautiful inscriptions spearheaded by this group, the University was left clean after the two day ceremony winded down.
A tour around campus by LegonConnect after the ceremony showed a campus with very little or no refuse, a deviation from the spectacle that usually was the case after such events. The exploits by these students has caught the attention of the Vice Chancellor of te University, Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu who has been full of praises for the work of these young men and women who took it upon themselves to make such a difference and impact.
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