KNUST students 'defy' VC's warning; embark on demo and cause mayhem

KNUST students 'defy' VC's warning; embark on demo and cause mayhem

Photos in the possession of YEN.com.gh indicate that some students of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) led by the SRC president, have embarked on a planned demo they communicated earlier.

The pictures that have been sighted by YEN.com.gh showed the students wearing black clothes and holding signs protesting the recent treatment meted out to them by some personnel of the school.

Unconfirmed reports also point to the fact that some of the aggrieved students have set fire to the car of the Dean of Students of the school.

KNUST students 'defy' VC's warning; embark on demo and cause mayhem

KNUST students demonstrate. Credit: YEN.com.gh

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Pictures showed some mayhem and confusion caused by the students as they marched to express their displeasure over current happenings in the school.

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that some aggrieved students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) were set to demonstrate over the recent brutality meted out on students by security personnel at the University.

KNUST students 'defy' VC's warning; embark on demo and cause mayhem

KNUST students demonstrate. Credit: YEN.com.gh

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

However, Vice Chancellor of the school Professor Kwasi Obiri Danso, in a broadcast text message to all students, called on them to disregard the decision to boycott their lectures.

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

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

KNUST students 'defy' VC's warning; embark on demo and cause mayhem

KNUST students demonstrate. Credit: YEN.com.gh

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.

KNUST students 'defy' VC's warning; embark on demo and cause mayhem

KNUST students 'defy' VC's warning; embark on demo and cause mayhem

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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 decided to take action by declaring a

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.

KNUST students 'defy' VC's warning; embark on demo and cause mayhem

KNUST students demonstrate. Credit: YEN.com.gh

"..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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