Some ardent readers of Ghana’s leading online news website, YEN.com.gh have descended heavily on a former College registrar at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kofi Appiah Koranteng after he made an attempt to save the image of the University.
It could be recalled that the Editor-in-Chief of Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr in few weeks ago passed a damning comment about the competence of the University that appears to be putting the reputation of KNUST on the line.
The veteran journalist speaking on Accra-based Peace FM lamented that KNUST since its establishment as a Science and Technology University has not been able to build a single battery let alone construct solar panel.
Kwesi Pratt’s astonishing revelation which caught the attention of many personalities sparked huge outrage on various media platforms.
However, a former College registrar at the University, Kofi Appiah Koranteng in a sharp rebuttal commented that he was ashamed at Kwesi Pratt for passing spewing out ‘nonsense’.
The the former KNUST worker in his comment insisted that the Mr Pratt was not on top of issues but only throwing dust in the eyes of a public.
“Kwesi Pratt, indeed I am ashamed of you. Who asked u to spew this nonsense? Have you visited the school to verify the authenticity of the garbage you are propagating to Ghanaians? Who told you KNUST can't construct a battery solar panel? For your information, traffic lights on campus are powered by solar panels constructed by students. If you lack information ask so that you could make informed statements and not this empty one supported by useless and unsuccessful people who could not qualify to enter the KNUST,” Appiah Koranteng lashed out in a comment.
Mr Appiah Koranteng further argued that, the Mechanical Engineering Department of KNUST manufactured a car called Boafo as far back as 1970/80.
He added that, the University also have to its credit a manufacture of ‘fufu’ pounding machines both for domestic and commercial use.
However, some YEN.com.gh readers were of the views that the former KNUST registrar was only misleading the general public with his comment in an effort to defend where he feeds from.
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