UG Legon: Dean asks Internal Audit Directorate to probe SRC finances over alleged ‘missing cash’
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UG Legon: Dean asks Internal Audit Directorate to probe SRC finances over alleged ‘missing cash’

UG: Dean asks Internal Audit Directorate to probe SRC finances over alleged ‘missing cash’

Following some allegations that the Students Representative Council of the University of Ghana has embezzled students’ funds, Dean of Students Affairs, Prof. Godfred Bopkin, has asked that the matter be looked into by the University’s Internal Audit.

In a letter dated February 19 and copied by Radio Univers, the Dean asked the Internal Audit Directorate to “conduct an audit of the first semester accounts of the SRC to unravel the true state of affairs.”

He added that his “office is available for any document needed to support the investigation”

The Dean gave the Audit unit up till the close of Friday, February 28 to present a report to him on their findings.

“I would be grateful if a report could be submitted to the office of the Dean of Student Affairs by close of day 28th February 2020,” he requested in the letter.

The SRC president, at a General Assembly sitting at the beginning of the second semester of the 2019/2020 academic year, presented an Income Statement which was characterized by some incoherencies.

The budget statement of the SRC indicated that the house had approved an amount of GH¢ 365,452 from the SRC dues to cater for expenses of the first semester of the 2019/2020 academic year.

However, the Income Statement presented to the General Assembly on 7th February showed that GH¢ 431,590 had been withdrawn from the dues indicating an excess of GH¢ 66,138 spent.

The SRC’s audit board was mandated to look into the matter but upon their failure to convince the General Assembly of a thorough job, the board was consequently dissolved.

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