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General News of Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Today in 2018: Demonstrating KNUST students ransack VC’s office, burn Dean’s vehicle

On October 22, 2018, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology was closed down indefinitely following series of protests by students in what they describe as ‘unfair treatment’ from school authorities.

The protestors vandalised school properties, set the Dean of Students car ablaze and also ransacked the Vice Chancellor’s office.

Student demonstrators claimed that, school authorities brutalized them after management accused the students of engaging in illegal ‘morale’ activities which included drumming during a hall week celebration.

Read the full story originally published on October 22, 2018, on Ghanaweb

Read the full story originally published on October 22, 2018, on Ghanaweb

Demonstrating students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have burned down the official vehicle of the Dean of Students and reportedly ransacked the Vice Chancellor’s office.

The angered students have also ransacked the security post on the school premises, where all security personnel have fled, in a demonstration that has turned chaotic.



The students claim the schools management is brutalizing them after school authorities accused the students of engaging in illegal ‘morale’ activities which included drumming during a hall week celebration.

The campus of KNUST has been relatively rowdy following the conversion of some all-male halls into mixed ones.



Reacting to the developments, the public relations officer of the school Kwame Yeboah told Morning Starr Monday that the authorities of the school have not lost control of affairs at the school as is being suggested by some Ghanaians.

“The school authorities have not lost control of students. Not at all. Before Friday, everything was just fine. Just this morning, I received a message from someone telling me the school authorities will see FIRE. The one who sent the message is in the US and he sent me the text message just this morning. The drums have been given back to the students. There was an individual who brought the drums to the students and was arrested,” he told Francis Abban.





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