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UPSA sacks students from hostel for engaging in lesbianism



UPSA sacks lesbian students from hostel
UPSA sacks lesbian students from hostel

The University of Professional Studies(UPSA) has sacked two of its students from the institution’s hostel facility for engaging in lesbianism.

The action of the two, management of the renowned tertiary institution said frowns on its rules and regulations hence the decision.

“They have since been dismissed from UPSA Hostel awaiting further sanctions from Management,” Management of UPSA said. report, a notice communicating the decision to the school, management  warned students to desist from such misconducts.

They also warned students who go contrary to the schools rules and regulations would be dealt with.

 “Desist from sexual misconduct and observe all other rules and regulations in the Hostel as well as the Student Handbook. Any student caught infringing any of the regulations will not be spared,” part of the notice reads.

“Engaging in acts of lesbianism is contrary to Section 1.28.11(g) of the Student Handbook of the University of Professional Studies, Accra; 2018 and Schedule G 8.3 (23) of the Statute of the University.

LGBTQ+ in Ghana

The development comes in the wake of ongoing discussions about the activities of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexuals, Transgender and Queer Individuals (LGBTQI) community in Ghana.

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Already,the Promotion of Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021, a bill sponsored by renowned Members of Parliament to protect the Ghanaian family system and cultural value is currently before Parliament.

The bill among other things, seeks to protect the country’s family value system and curtail the activities of LGBTQ+ in the country.

It’s also seeks to criminalize their activities to some extent , offer medical and rehabilitation as well as protect persons within the community from societal abuse.

Again, the bill when passed will prevent LGBTQ+ individuals from adopting children in Ghana.

The bill although, supported by many Ghanaians, including the church and traditional authorities have been met with stiff opposition from a section of the academia.

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They have described the bill as flawed, an affront to the country’s constitution and also gains made in the areas of fundamental human right.