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General News of Sunday, 4 July 2021

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

KNUST students injured, properties destroyed as confusion hits SRC vetting

A photo of the students fighting at the Great Hall play videoA photo of the students fighting at the Great Hall

• Some students of KNUST have sustained various degrees of injury

• They got hurt after a fight erupted at the Great Hall following a misunderstanding among some followers of an SRC representative

• Some school properties have also been destroyed

Several students at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have been injured and some school properties destroyed.

This follows a misunderstanding between some members of University Hall (Katanga) and Unity Hall, (Conti) on Sunday morning.

In videos gone viral on social media, the students were seen fighting and throwing blows at each other.

Members of each camp were also captured throwing chairs at their fellows at the Great Hall.

The confusion occurred during the vetting of some persons for the Students Representative Council elections.

The Public Relations Officer of the Students Representative Council at KNUST, Caleb Asamoah Temeng in an interview with CitiNews explained that, “It all started with the usual processions by the two halls in support of their various candidates from the halls to the Great Hall before the vetting starts. When the Katangees arrived, there was some sort of confusion between them and the Continentals. One gentleman believed to be part of the management team of an aspirant from Conti was preventing the Katangees from entering the Hall. This caused the first chaos between the two sides.”

Tensions rose further when the Electoral Commission announced the postponement of the vetting due to the rowdy nature of the two sides.

Watch the video below.



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