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General News of Thursday, 30 August 2018


Conti boys just wanted 'One Corner' dance with girls; no harassment – KNUST PRO

Some male students and alumni of the Hall have resisted the conversion of the hall into mixed hall Some male students and alumni of the Hall have resisted the conversion of the hall into mixed hall

School authorities of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have denied reports that female students are being harassed on campus by their male counterparts.

In a video circulating on social media, some male students, believed to be residents of Unity Hall (Conti) of the university, were seen chasing some female students at the all-male residence which has been recently converted into a mixed hall, in order to boost the female population on campus.

About a dozen male students were seen chasing and mobbing some female students, as the girls tried escaping from them.

One frightened female student bolted from the scene and another female who tried to free herself after an attempt by one male student to grope her lost her balance and fell flat on the floor.

The male students, some bare-chested, kept screaming and running after the females.

Reacting to the video in an interview with Class News, Public Relations Officer of the university, Kwame Yeboah Junior said the female students were not being harassed and assured the public that the female students were safe in the mixed halls.

He explained that: “The video you saw was done in the Unity Hall… They had an orientation at Unity Hall, after the event, the students decided to just have some fun. I’m told they were playing the ‘One Corner’ song and they were dancing. The guys were dancing and were trying to pull some of the ladies to dance with them and in the course of that, one fell, so, there was nothing there that showed that anybody was being harassed. We have our security there, we have some policemen also around, and, so, we haven’t had any report but rather some people are putting a spin on the video.”

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