- A 73-year-old woman, Akua Kyeiwaa, has called on KNUST's authorities to rescind its decision to convert two halls of residence into mixed ones
- According to her, the conversion could lead to poor academic performance and pregnancies
Information available to YEN.com.gh suggests that a 73-year old woman has made some predictions about the Katanga and Unity halls in the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
According to a report by MyNewsGH.com, the woman, identified as Akua Kyeiwaa, stated that it was a wring decision for the university authorities to admits females into the halls.
In her opinion, their admission will not only affect the academic performance of their male colleagues, but will also lead to pregnancies.
Kyeiwaa went ahead to say that there is an urgent need for the university’s authorities to rescind their decision.
“It has never happened before all my life experience. How can boys and girls sleep in the same hall?" the old woman quizzed.
“My humble appeal to those people asking these children to sleep together should rescind such decision since the females could be impregnated eventually,” she said.
The decision to convert the halls into mixed ones has generated controversy in the university.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that police officials picked up some students who were present at a meeting on campus.
The reason for the act, it was disclosed, was that the students were discussing matters related to the conversion of the halls into mixed ones.
Alumni of both halls have protested against the conversion, but their resistance have been unsuccessful.
They had earlier petitioned the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, who is KNUST’s Chncellor, and President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to help their fight against authorities.
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 wraps.
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