KNUST SRC declares demo over brutality on students today

KNUST SRC declares demo over brutality on students today

Aggrieved students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) are set to demonstrate over the recent brutality meted out on students by security personnel at the university.

The student body has decided to boycott classes on Monday, October 22, 2018 as a way of registering their displeasure with happenings on campus.

There have been a lot of tension in the school following the university's decision to convert all the unisex halls into mixed halls.

KNUST SRC declares demo over brutality on students today

KNUST SRC declares demo over brutality on students today. Source: Facebook.

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Since the decision was taken, some students and alumnus have constantly kicked against it and have clearly stated their reluctance to support such an idea.

On Friday, the issue took another twist after 11 students including an alumnus of the university were arrested and put behind bars at the KNUST police station.

The students were reportedly beaten and brutalised by the University’s security personnel before being handed to the Police for holding a vigil without permission.

This subsequently led to some parents storming the police station to demand the release of their wards after they were detained.

This comes after a similar incident happened last month, where some students were assaulted for holding a vigil on campus.

However, the executive council of the KNUST SRC has now decided to take action by declaring a demonstration on Monday (October 22).

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In a statement titled “Action now, enough is enough”, the SRC called on the entire student body to join as they demonstrate against the brutalities on students by boycotting classes.

"..we are embarking on a demonstration tomorrow 22 October, 2018. No lectures tomorrow (Monday),” sections of the statement read.

The students hope to catch the attention of university's chancellor, the Asantehene, the president and the minister of education after the demonstration.

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