- Police officers have arrested 3 students affiliated with the University Hall of KNUST
- They were allegedly picked up in a course of a meeting and are yet to be charged with offences
- The university has however denied knowledge of the arrest
Three students affiliated with the University Hall, also known as the Katanga Hall of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), have been arrested by the police.
According to a report by MyNewsGH.com, they were picked up by the police in the course of a secret meeting held on campus.
The unidentified suspected are yet to be officially charged for an offence, which is yet to be determined.
“Our meeting has nothing to do with the conversion of the hall. Everything was about us as students, but police stormed the meeting ground and arrested three of our colleagues”, a student-narrated the incident on condition of strict anonymity.
The university’s Public Relationship Officer (PRO), Kwame Yeboah has however denied knowledge of the arrest of the three students.
In August 2018, female students were admitted for the first time into the Unity Hall (also known as Conti Hall) and the Katanga Hall.
Alumni of both halls protested against the conversion of the halls but their resistance have been unsuccessful.
They had earlier petitioned the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II who is also Chancellor of the institution, and President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to help their fight against authorities.
They also organized a demonstration Kumasi, but the authorities remained adamant and have since started admitting female students.
The issue has since generated a heated argument between management of KNUST and alumni of both halls, leading to armed military personnel being deployed on campus to keep the situation under control.
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