- Students of the Afia Kobi Nursing Training College in Kumasi have clashed with the police
- The students were allegedly trying to stop the police from enforcing a summons on their proprietor
- Over 45 students have reportedly been injured in the clash
Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that students of the Afia Kobi Nursing Training College in the Ashanti regional capital of Kumasi have clashed with the police and other security personnel.
The clash, it is understood, has resulted in one student being hospitalised at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), with 45 others sustaining various degrees of injuries.
According to a report on Class FM, the incident occurred on Monday, October 22, 2018, at the school's premises.
Armed police officers and members of the Tafo Municipal Assembly task force had reportedly stormed the school to enforce a summons by the assembly after the school’s proprietor allegedly defied some sanitation by-laws.
Chaos erupted when the students attempted to resist the arrest of their proprietor.
A student, Clement Owusu Ansah, narrated that some of the students were severely brutalised in the chaos and many including himself sustained various injuries.
The students, on Tuesday, 23 October 2018, wore red armbands and marched through some principal streets of Tafo in protest to the conduct of the police and task force.
Some parents and guardians have reportedly besieged the school to withdraw their children.
Eleven of the injured students are said to have been given police notices to seek medical care.
Meanwhile, the YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has been closed down indefinitely.
This followed a disturbing demonstration by some members of the student body.
The closure was ordered by Ashanti Regional Minister Simon Osei-Mensah after a meeting with the Regional Security Council.
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Source: Yen Newspaper