KNUST protests force school to postpone graduation for master's and PhD students

KNUST protests force school to postpone graduation for master's and PhD students

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) will not hold a graduation ceremony for its postgraduate students following a change in the academic calendar.

This change was forced by the violent crises faced by the school in the last month or so due to what undergraduate student felt was mistreatment in the hands of school authorities. reports that the Univeristy's public relations officer (PRO), Mr. Kwame Yeboah Jnr, made this known while disclosing that the school's entire academic calendar for the year has changed.

In the new calendar, outstanding lectures and the mid-semester exams that were supposed to have taken place during the time of the crises will happen at the same time but in a short period.

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KNUST postpones graduation
The school has had tough times with violent protests in the last month or so. Photo credit:
Source: UGC

The school will then break for the Christmas holidays on December 19 for a little over two weeks and resume on January 4.

First semester examination which was supposed to have started around this week, will now happen from January 7, 2019 and end on January 17, 2019 bringing a close to the first semester.

After this, the school will break for two weeks and the second semester will begin in February of 2019.

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The KNUST witnessed violence between students and school security that saw the destruction of property valued at over GHC 1 million.

The leadership of the students blamed school management and the events that followed the drama saw the Vice-Chancellor forced to resign and retake his position within a day.

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