KNUST governing council dissolved


The governing council of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has been dissolved with immediate effect.

An interim council was sworn-in after the dissolving of the old one with government directing that the school be reopened within 14-days.

This comes after authorities of the school closed it down on Tuesday, following a violent protest by students on Monday.

About 35 cars were destroyed by angry students during the protest.

Students clashed with administration and security personnel over what they describe as unfair treatment in recent time.

Dozens of students defied the Dean of Students, Mr Gariba’s order to boycott the demo and return to class for lectures.

The student followed the order of the SRC executives that called on the all and sundry to boycott class and instead demonstrate against the unfair treatment rendered to them by the school authorities.

They turned up in their numbers and demonstrated across the street of the school.

The school main administration block was subjected to different attacks. Offices, documents, files and glasses, Plasma television and many others were destroyed.

About 30 police officers and 15 military men joined the police already there but couldn’t stop the agitated student from registering their grievances.

The military tried their best to restore sanity to the extent of firing tear gas at the student in order to make sure peace is restored.


Source: 91.3

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