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General News of Thursday, 30 August 2018


KNUST halls conversion: Male students not harassing females

The school's authorities have debunked claims that the female students were being harassed play videoThe school's authorities have debunked claims that the female students were being harassed

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

In a video circulating on social media, some male students believed to be residents of Unity Hall (Conti) of KNUST 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 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’ music 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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