KNUST students ordered to leave campus by midday of September 18 over security threat

KNUST students ordered to leave campus by midday of September 18 over security threat

  • Students of KNUST have been asked to vacate the campus over security threats
  • All students, with the exception of foreign students and a few others, are expected to leave campus by midday of September 18, 2021
  • According to the Security Council, some students were planning some disturbances on campus

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Kumasi - Students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), have been asked to vacate the campus by midday of September 18, 2021, over security threats.

The direction excludes foreign students and people granted permission by management to stay behind.

According to a report filed by Citinewsroom, this directive comes after the Security Council picked up intelligence that some groups of students were planning some disturbances on campus.

KNUST students ordered to leave campus by midday of September 18 over security threat
KNUST students ordered to leave campus by midday of September 18 over security threat Photo credit: KNUST
Source: UGC

According to a report filed by Citinewsroom, the Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah, noted that, security personnel will be stationed at some vantage points on the campus.

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This, according to the report, will help ensure peace and security and prevent any unruly behavior by any group of students.

The Regional Minister further urged parents and guardians to advice their wards against getting involved in unlawful acts that would lead them into trouble.

4 KNUST students punished

KNUST has taken disciplinary action against some four male students of the school for committing various offences.

The first offender on the list was rusticated for two academic years for his involvement in the unauthorised installation of the Odikro of Unity Hall.

The publication by the school drew a lot of reactions from people on Facebook as most of them said the punishments meted out to the offenders who were mostly first time offenders was too harsh.

Zimbabwean lecturer rejects KNUST offer

A Zimbabwean lecturer rejected a senior lecturer post at KNUST in the Department of Physiotherapy and Sport Sciences over poor salary.

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The lecturer, Dr. Matthew Chiwaridzo, who was supposed to be a senior lecturer at the Department of Physiotherapy and Sport Sciences, stated that, the basic salary being offered to him here is nothing compared to what he will receive in Zimbabwe.

Unlike KNUST, which wanted to pay him USD 760.00 per month, he mentioned that, at Senior Lecturer grade in Zimbabwe, he is paid USD 1.500 per month.

Source: Yen

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