KNUST reopening in limbo as Otumfuor meets parties involved

KNUST reopening in limbo as Otumfuor meets parties involved

-Students of KNUST may not return to school on Thursday, November 8, 2018 as planned

-The Chancellor of the university would be meeting the two disagreeing parties to resolve the issue

-The outcome is not certain but UTAG national president, Eric Opoku Mensah, hopes for good results

As per directives from government authorities, students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) were expected to return to school on Thursday, November 8, 2018.

This seems rather uncertain as the Chancellor of the university, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, makes another attempt to resolve the impasse between government and labor unions at the school over the representation on the governing council.

Both the government and labor unions of the school are finding it hard to agree on the membership of the council.

KNUST reopening in Limbo as Otumfuor meets parties involved
Chancellor of KNUST, Otumfuo Osei Tutu Source: Supplied
Source: UGC

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This is believed to stall the reconstitution and the reopening of the school after it shut down after violent protests by students Monday, October 22, 2018.

National President of UTAG Dr. Eric Opoku Mensah, in an interview with Starr news said there was not guarantee the desired outcome would emerge from the meeting.

He, however, expressed hope the chancellor would help find a way to resolve the outstanding problem.

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Information minister, Kojo Oppong, Nkrumah has appealed to the unions to reconsider their position and allow the school to reopen.

According to the minister, the old council played a role in the disturbances on the university campus.

Therefore it was not wise for them to be part of the newly constituted council by government.

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