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General News of Sunday, 5 May 2019

Source: starrfm.com.gh

KNUST bans sports betting on campus

Management of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has banned gambling and sports betting on campus.

Students found engaging in the practice will now be rusticated for a year.

The decision was arrived after an academic board meeting held last Thursday, May 2.

A source at the board of the school told Ultimate FM, “the University or any of its department hereafter shall not accept any donation or sponsorship package from any betting company for any program on the Science and technology campus."

“The University Information Technology Service (UITS) has hence been instructed to block all betting websites from the University’s WIFI accessible to all students’’.

Management believes gambling among students on campus is gaining roots and distracting them from their core objective.

Sports betting is fast becoming a major stay among Ghanaian youth with many investing their finances and emotions in the English Premier League and the Barclays Championship.