KNUST reopens on Friday November 16

KNUST reopens on Friday November 16

-The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) will reopen on Friday, November 16, 2018

-It is reported that serious academic studies would start Monday, November 19, 2018

Students of KNUST are set to return to school Friday, November 16 2018 with serious academic work beginning on Monday, November 19, 2018.

The reopening date was announced at a ceremony held to swear in new council members to steer the affairs of the institution.

The school was closed down Monday, October 20 following violent protests by students to fight the abuse meted out to them by campus security.

KNUST reopens on Friday November 16
KNUST reopens on Friday November 16 Source: Supplied
Source: UGC

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Meanwhile, CitiNews reports that a new governing council has been reconstituted with new members being sworn by the Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh.

The forming of the new council was necessitated after the interim governing council set up by government was kicked out by the KNUST local unions.

Nana Effah Apenteng, a retired diplomat and Omanhene of Bompata traditional Area and Hilda Hagar Ampadu, public health specialist, were members of the interim council set up by the government and they have been maintained on the new council.

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Also sworn in were Stephen Anoff Amoaning-Yankson, President of the Ghana Institute of Engineers and Alex Quaynor, a private legal practitioner.

The University Council is made of 15 members, four of which are government representatives, with its chair from the government earlier reported that the students were turned away on the due date for reopening as halls and hostels of residence were locked.

According to reports it was necessary because the KNUST local unions were still on strike and could possibly not resume work.

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