The Governing Council of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has banned direct election of student leaders at the Hall level. In view of that, there will no longer be election of JCR executives.
The Council has also resolved that any student who participates in the organisation of what is termed as ‘morale’ and/or ‘procession’ shall be summarily dismissed.
The Council has equally suspended indefinitely, Hall Week and SRC Week Celebrations on campus.
These are among six other measures taken by the Council after investigating the recent clash between between students resident in University Hall (Katanga) and Unity Hall (Continental).
The riot, which was said to have resulted from attempts by students of Unity Hall to restrain colleagues from University Hall from using their frontage in a procession, took place on August 18, 2022.
A number of cars parked in front of Conti were damaged by the feuding students. The clash left three vehicles damaged.
Three persons are currently in police custody, while 61 others are being sought after.
A statement dated August 26, signed by the Registrar/Secretary to Council of KNUST, Mr. A.K. Boateng said, “COUNCIL of the University at an EMERGENCY MEETING held on Friday, 26th August, 2022, among others, discussed the Report of a Fact-Finding Committee, constituted by the Executive Committee of the University, following the recent disturbances arising from the Hall Week Celebrations of the University Hall.”
According to the statement, Council took the following decisions to avert a recurrence of the unfortunate incident: