- Authorities of KNUST have converted all traditional halls of the school into mixed halls
- This means that, with effect from the 2018/19 academic year, all six halls of residence of the University have been converted into mixed halls
Effective the 2018/2019 academic year calendar all six traditional halls of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) shall be turned into mixed halls, according to the authorities of the school.
According to a statement singed by the registrar of the school, Ben O. Andoh, the concersion is in line with the university's aim of expanding access to female students.
The halls – Katanga, Unity, Africa, Independence, University, Unity and Queen Elizabeth – beginning the next academic year which begins this September will house both male and female students.
The decision to convert all halls into mixed ones have met strong opposition from a section of both present and past students.
But Kwame Yeboah, Public Relations Officer of KNUST, said the decision would go a long way to reduce the number of female students in the school without accommodation.
Meanwhile, former hall president of Katanga hall, Nana Otu Turkson sees the move as calculated one intended to put the all-male hall, Katanga down.
“We have always known since our saint, K.A. Andam passed away that all the vice chancellors will come chasing Katanga because we are the only hall on campus that has the testicular fortitude to take them on.”
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