KNUST closed down indefinitely after student Demo turn Bloody
Written by Saltfmonline.com on October 22, 2018
Information available to saltfmonline indicates that the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science on Technology has been closed indefinitely.
The Regional Security Council and university authorities have also imposed a 6am to 6pm curfew on the school starting today.
A directive has been given for students to vacate the university premises latest by 12 noon Tuesday, 23rd October 2018.
For now, Only foreign students would be allowed on campus under heavy security presence.
Speaking to the media on Monday afternoon, the Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah saod the decision was arrived at after meeting with shareholders.
He added that only foreign students will be allowed to stay after the closure of the university Tuesday afternoon.
The students went on rampage Monday morning, destroying school property in a violent protest.
The students boycotted classes and poured on the streets of campus protesting alleged brutalities meted out to their colleagues who were arrested at the University Hall last Friday and later granted bail.
The angry students burnt the official vehicle of the Dean of Students and reportedly ransacked the Vice Chancellor’s office. At least one student was injured and is currently receiving treatment at the Hospital.
A statement by the Ministry of Education said it has “noted with concern developments on the campus of the KNUST in Kumasi, particularly with regard to bodily injuries and the detention of some students, as well as the destruction of public property.”
The statement by the Director of Communications added that “the Ministry appeals for calm on all sides as a first step to resolving the difficulties.”
A delegation led by Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has been dispatched to intervene in the ongoing impasse between authorities of the university and the leadership of the irate students.
The delegation led by the Minister of Education, Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh will meet the feuding factions on the university campus Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 10am in an attempt to resolve the ongoing crisis.
Report: Nana Kwabena Agyare | Saltfmonline.com | Ghana