Some students of the University of Ghana were at the mercy of the rains this afternoon after taking an end of semester examinations for the 2016/2017 academic year.

The downpour which started at about 1:25 pm had the N-Block lecture theatre and its surrounding environs almost submerged by the gushing rain water from the uphill.

The drainage systems around these lecture rooms are shallow permitting the drains to overflow its boundaries anytime it rains and causing the area to inundate.

The stretch of roads from the recreational center and the Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER) which leads to the N-Block were completely covered by the rains.


As at the time the News Men visited the area, some students had finished their exams and were waiting on the corridors of the lecture rooms for the rains to subside before they retire back to their various halls of residents.


Some students who had other papers to write later in the day could not wait any longer after 45 minutes of downpour. They had an arduous time trying to maneuver their way through the rains. About 8 of these students fell into the submersed drains right in front of the lecture theatre where they had their exams. The veracity of injury of the students was not readily known as at the time of filing this report.

The University of Ghana campus by far has one of the best drainage system in the country but some drains in the academic community needs to be expanded to allow it collect more downpours especially during heavy rainfall.

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