A document cited by hypercitigh.com reveals that KNUST SRC led by Mr. Kelvin Sah has achieved great feet with regards to key concerns of students in the light of the lift of morale ban, separate Colleges and Hall week celebrations et al
This has come under the wake of the separate meeting Mr. Sah and his executives had with the delegation from government, headed by the Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh Tuesday 23 0ctober, 2018. Mr. Sah who has shown strong leadership in the quest of putting forward the interest of the student body has faced several stumbles but has remained resolute and relentless.
Prior to the demonstration on Monday 22, October, Mr.Sah called on students of KNUST to defy lectures on the Monday to protest against the incessant brutalities meted out to unarmed students. Though, a peaceful demonstration as purported degenerated into rampage of public and private properties, the underlining basis has stood, till the president announced through the Ministry of Education the dissolution of the University council.
The high powered Government delegation also met with the Vice Chancellor, Professor Obiri Danso and his representatives to ascertain the impasse that eventually warranted the closure of the institution.
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Mr. Oppong Nkrumah, information minister designate on Citifm’s eyewitness news on Tuesday, in an interview said both sides have been heard, the president would have to be briefed, so that a clear decision can be made on the issue.
Following this development, the Ministry of Education in the latest twist of events have released a press statement directing the Governing Council of KNUST to step aside following briefs and recommendations received on the KNUST impasse. A seven member interim council has been established to act in their stead for three months tenure.
Mr. Sah among six others in a span of three 3 months would assume the powers of the governing council, establish the causes of the recent student riots on campus, establish the full extent and cost of damage caused and resolve the differences between University management and the student body.
Owing to the aforementioned, Mr. Sah in a press release cited by hypercitigh.com has expressed his profound gratitude to the students body and highlighted on existing impasse that has been successfully addressed and decision reached on them
Below is the full press statement from the auspices of the SRC president
Meanwhile President Akufo-Addo has directed that steps should be taken to reopen the University in 14 days.
Source: Andrews Aibi Junior/Hypercitigh.com/KNUST