KNUST closed down indefinitely after chaotic demonstration

KNUST closed down indefinitely after chaotic demonstration

Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has been closed down indefinitely following a disturbing demonstration by some members of the student body.

According to a video sighted by YEN.com.gh on Myjoyonline.com. the Ashanti Regional minister, Simon Osei-Mensah, in reacting to the demonstration declared the school closed down.

The regional minister added that the decision was arrived at after a meeting was held between the Regional Security Council (RESEC) and the Vice Chancellor of the School.

KNUST closes down indefinitely after chaotic demonstration

Simon Osei Mensah. Ashanti Regional minister

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A curfew has however been imposed on the university starting from 6:00 PM tonight (Monday, Ocotober, 22) to 6:00 AM tomorrow morning (October 23), the minister revealed.

Hon. Simon Osei-Mensah added that between 6:00 AM Tuesday morning to midday, all students were to vacate the school's premises.

He added that accomodation was going to be provided for only foreign students of the university who were also going to be given security detail.

On when the school was going to resume operating, Simon Osei-Mensah said that other meetings were going to be held with National Security and other stakeholders to come out with an agreed date.

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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.

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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.

The students defied the caution from the VC and embarked on the demonstration which led to destruction of school properties and personal belongings of some employees of the school.

Aggrieved students reportedly set the car of the school's Dean of Students on fire as a way of registering their displeasure.

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