These policies and procedures are binding rules and regulations of the School of Public Policy and Entrepreneurship Development (SPPED) and shall apply to all students. Students shall always adhere to them;
These rules and regulations shall apply to all students upon registration and so long as such students remain registered in SPPED;
Each student shall read these rules and regulations and sign the Declaration and Bond of good conduct; and
The School reserves the right to review and amend the content of this handbook without prior notice, but any amendments shall be communicated to students within reasonable time.
CONDUCT OF STUDENTS
Definition of Student: Student for this purpose shall mean ‘any person who has duly signed the Nominal Roll and registered in a program of study at SPPED.
General Conduct of Students: All students shall uphold high moral and ethical values with the highest standards of integrity, personal discipline and morality and such additional values as stipulated in the Code of Conduct of the School.
Obligations of the Student: (i) Comply with all lawful instructions of the School; (ii) Honor the rights, freedoms and privileges of other members of the School and the public always; (iii) refrain from any conduct that may bring the School’s name into disrepute; (iv) Ensure good conduct in the School and in all public places; (iv) Keep to a decent dressing code always whether on or off campus; (v) Stay away from all acts of hooliganism, unruly or rowdy behavior, fighting, assault, excessive noise or any other acts that may cause the breach of the peace in the School or outside the School; (vi) Stay away from alcoholism, drug abuse or any other anti-social behavior that could disturb the peace and adversely affect student life on campus and the lives of other members of the community; (vii) Stay away from such vices as jealousy, pride, gossip, nepotism and profane behavior, etc. (viii) Not keep offensive weapons within the School premises or the hostel and its environs; (ix) Leave the School campus by 10 pm latest as may be directed by security on duty; (x) Not misuse, steal, destroy or damage any property of the school or member of the School community; (xi) Not show conduct which is obscene, offensive and indecent towards any member of the School Community or the public; (xii) Not provide false information about the School to anyone whether a member of the School community or the public; (xiii) Not convene, organize or participate in a gathering on the School premises without permission; and (xiv) Not convene, organize, instigate or participate in a political or protest demonstration in the School or its environs.
Conduct in the Hostel: The School is not obliged to provide accommodation to any student but where accommodation is provided:
Examples of grievous offenses that may attract disciplinary action include but not limited to: (i) Fighting; (ii) Alcoholism; (iii) Drug abuse; (iv) Drug trafficking; (v)Possession of illicit drugs and intoxicants; (vi) Assault; (vii) Bullying; (viii) Arson; (ix) Thievery; (x) impersonation; (xi) Forgery; (xii) Fraud and money laundering (xiii) Disobedience; (xiv) Interfering with rights of others; (xv) Abetting crime or failure to report a criminal activity; (xvi) Rape or attempted rape; (xvii) sexual harassment; (xviii) Homosexuality and lesbianism; (xix) inciting other students or members of the School community; (xx) Unlawful picketing; (xxi) Publication or distribution of anonymous information of libelous or malicious nature; and (xxii) gambling, bribery, occultism, etc.
(i) Minor grievances shall be reported to the Dean of Students who shall take immediate action to resolve the matter within 10 working days;
(ii) If the complaint remains unresolved within 10 working days, it shall be referred to the Disciplinary Committee;
(iii) The Student Grievance Management Committee in conjunction with the Dean of Students shall decide of any offense brought to its attention whether the offense is a minor offense or grievous offense; and
(iv) Examples of minor offenses are noise making and causing disturbance, being cheeky and disrespectful, being a nuisance to others, improper dressing and hair styles that may cause disaffection and bring the name of the School into disrepute.
The Disciplinary Committee may impose one or more of the under-listed sanctions if a student is found guilty of an offense:
(i) Verbal caution;
(ii) Written caution;
(iii) Full recovery of the value of any property lost, damaged or defaced;
(iv) Withdrawal of credit obtained in a study especially if offense relates to the study;
(v) Suspension of student for a specified time;
(vi) Expel student from the School;
(vii) Remove the student from the hostel if he/she is accommodated; and
(viii) Other disciplinary measures that may be recommended by the Disciplinary Committee.
The provisions of this code of conduct and any decisions of the Committees responsible for managing grievances and appeals shall not prejudice the Ghana Police Service or a member of the public to institute legal proceedings or take legal action in respect of the same matter against any student in the Court of Law.
This Code of Conduct for Students will be revised from time to time as may become necessary.