Students will continue to register the displeasure to authorities of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) if the policy to convert male halls remain unchanged after the resignation of the Vice Chancellor, Member of Parliament for Kwadaso in the Ashanti Region has said.
Hon. samiu Kwadwo Nuamah speaking in an interview iwth dinpa fm’s Nana Akosua Ansah said people do not understand the concerns of the students and the genesis of the whole crises .
The MP who is also an old student of the School commenting on the latest riots by students of the Katanga hall said, there have been heavy security presence at the hall since females were admitted at the hall.
He said students finds this decision by the School’s authorities as infringement on their rights and feels they are being oppressed.
”My sister ,this policy of converting male halls into mix was rejected by the Common wealth so why should it be imposed on Katanga?,he wondered.
”This is an unpopular decision by the authorities”.
He however called for a stakeholder discussion on the way forward ,suggesting that more halles are built to accomodate female students .
The students who were angered over what they described as brutalities meted out to them by the authorities went on rampage destroying several school properties including vehicles of lecturers.
Following the incident, the Ashanti regional Security Council ordered an indefinite shutdown of the university and asked students, with the exception of foreign students, to leave the school within 24 hours.