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General News of Tuesday, 23 October 2018


KNUST students pack out following indefinite close down

Students of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology have begun packing their belongings following the school’s shut down by the Asanti Regional Security Council (REGSEC) and university authorities.

The Regional Minister announced that the students have up to 12:00 noon Tuesday to vacate the premises.

This follows violent protests that led to the destruction of private and university property.

Protests turned violent on the university’s campus after school authorities allegedly manhandled some students who were having a vigil at the forecourt of the hall Friday after management of the University had served notice that it had suspended the organisation of vigils, also known as ‘morales’ in the school.

10 students, and one alumnus, were arrested on Friday and subsequently, students threatened a demonstration to register their displeasure at what they describe as ‘harsh’ treatments being metted out to them by authorities.

The strike which included boycotting lectures became intense when some students in the Katanga hall in their agitation, destroyed some school property’s and ransacked the office of the Vice Chancellor.
They also burned down the official vehicle of the Dean of Students and ransacked security post on the school’s premises.