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Katanga and Conti to be revert back to all male halls by KNUST authorities

The Vice-Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Professor Kwasi Obiri Danso has finally merge with the student leaders of the institution.

He is set to revive Katanga and Conti back to their previous state as all male halls preventing any further changes.

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KNUST was temporarily locked down following violent demonstrations by students on Monday 22 October 2018 against what they claim as cruelties being disposed on them by KNUST security services.

Katanga and Conti to be revert back to all male halls by KNUST authorities

The students under the pretense of having a peaceful walk as a way to present their grievances to the university authorities rather made it a turmoil, attacked the main security office and caused damage to several cars, furniture whiles a number of motorbikes were also set on flame.

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The students in their numbers afterwards matched on to the main administration block of the university where more than 20 cars belonging to the university’s authorities were greatly damaged as the reception of the main administration block was totally vandalized.

After all the damages, the institution was closed down and the authorities rebuilded to pave way for grievances to be addressed.

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However, last week, the Academic Board chaired by the Vice Chancellor announced a new academic calendar for the University following the disturbances.

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According to reports gathered by Ghpage.com, the Executives of Unity and other University halls together with the SRC President met with the VC, former Dean and the head of legal affairs for KNUST to plan on reviving the halls back to their original states, being all male halls and other grievances.

Base on the new arrangements, lectures have resumed which will run concurrently with mid-semester exams and students will go for Christmas break on December 19 and return on January 4, 2018 for the end of Semester Examination.

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“Lectures end with outstanding Mid-Semester examination to run concurrently to 19th of December 2018 students will leave for home come back on the 4th January 2019 and write the end of Semester Examination on Monday which is 7th January and it also runs up to 17th of January and they will have the semester break for about two weeks and they will come back and start the second semester”, University Relations Officer (URO), Mr. Kwame Yeboah Jnr revealed.

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