- A student who fell off the balcony at KNUST is reported dead
- The male student, according to Conti Radio, was not with Continental Hall
- Executives of Continental Hall say he was a first-year student
A male student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) who fell off the first floor of Unity Hall, is reported dead.
This was reported by the official radio station of Unity Hall – Conti Hall – on their Twitter page.
The unfortunate incident occurred on Saturday, March 27, however, details of the student and the cause of the incident are yet to be known.
YEN.com.gh later gathered that the student is in a critical condition as he battles for his life
Meanwhile, Conti Radio, says the deceased student has no records with Unity Hall and that he is a first-year student who lives in a hostel off-campus.
Meanwhile in KNUST
Executives of the Student Representative Council (SRC) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), sent a budget expenditure of GH¢1.1 million cedis to be approved by the School for their expenditure for the first semester of the 2020/2021 academic year.
Photos available on Twitter show that this figure was later reviewed downwards to GH¢ 996,000 in what the Executives described as a lean budget considering some financial constraints amid the Coronavirus Pandemic.
This development has got the University trending on social media as many raise concerns over the proclivity of these SRC Executives to misappropriation of funds when they become leaders and keepers of the national purse.
In other news.
The Auditor-General has released a report on the state of public institutions in 2019 and the details are shocking. It reveals that financial misbehaviours across all state institutions cost the country GH¢5.46 billion.
The revealing part of the document is that these criminal acts of misbehaviour were recorded between Mahama’s administration of 2015 and Akufo-Addo’s regime in 2019.
“Total irregularities figure of GH¢3.311 billion for 2015 decreased to GH¢718.08 million in 2016. It however spiked to GH¢12.002 billion in 2017. Interestingly, it dropped to GH¢3.007 billion in 2018 but shot up again by 81.8% to GH¢5.46 billion in 2019,” excerpts of the report read.
When it comes to financial irregularities, the Auditor General refers to misbehaviours in the payment of salaries, procurement of logistics, disbursement of loans among other critical revelations.
What this means is that should criminal investigations begin, officials – past and present – of both Mahama and Akufo-Addo regimes – could be prosecuted.
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