- The leaders of the KNUST SRC and NUGS are engaged in an exchange of accusations over secret meetings and monies
- The local NUGS president, Yaw Boampong Adu Brempong, has in a letter, accused the SRC of double standards
- According to him, the SRC is not acting in the best interest of students
The president of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) branch of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS), Yaw Boampong Adu Brempong, has accused the president of the Students Representative Council (SRC), Kelvin Sah, of double standards.
According to a report by MyNewsGH.com, Brempong, in a letter that since gone viral, claimed that the SRC isn’t working in the interest of students.
He explained that the local NUGS has decided to disassociate itself from statements made by the SRC, as they do not reflect the reality on the ground.
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Brempong went on to say that the SRC has been going for secret meetings with the university’s authorities to implement measures detrimental to the wellbeing of students.
YEN.com.gh understands that there is a grudge between the SRC and the NUGS executives over monies given to the SRC to cater for travelling expenses.
It has been further rumoured that the SRC president has been threatened with personal prosecution, as well as manipulation of grades, forcing him to consent to the decisions of the university’s authorities.
The Governing Council of university was dissolved with immediate effect about a week ago following disturbances on campus and the destruction of property.
The government put in place a 7-member Interim Council, also directing that the university reopens within fourteen days to enable academic work to continue.
The Interim Council is chaired by Nana Effah Apenteng, Paramount Chief of the Bompata Traditional Area, and has a three-month tenure.
The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) KNUST has kicked against the idea, and have been joined by TEWU and other groups to call on the government to rescind the decision.
The SRC of KNUST issued a statement to support the call by UTAG saying most of their grievances have been addressed for which reason it was needless to dissolve the council.
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