Students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have been advised to stay home although they were expected to resume today 8th November 2018 as assured by the government on Monday, November 5, 2018.
The traditional Halls and various hostels on the University’s premises remain closed as students were turned away yesterday when some reported, MyNewsGh.com can confirm.
No student has been spotted on Thursday morning on the school’s premises as at the time filing this report by MyNewsGh.com reporter
The only students who have been allowed access to their rooms are Pharmacy students (Pharm D) who we are told to commute from campus to Komfo Anokye Teaching hospital to have their rotations after the school’s registrar communicated to the Halls authorities to allow them into their rooms.
As it stands, students are advised not to report to the University today as the school still remains closed down.
The KNUST was closed down indefinitely following violent protests by students on Monday 22 October 2018.
The authorities have failed to put up a governing council after the University Teachers Association (UTAG) and Tertiary Education Workers Union (TEWU) defied a government directive to replace their members who constituted the old council.
UTAG and TEWU have declared an indefinite strike insisting they won’t replace their members and it is up to the government to stall the processor go-ahead to constitute the new council.
The Chancellor of the University, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II yesterday urged the leadership of UTAG and TEWU to allow him to mediate between them and government in the ongoing brouhaha over the formation of the new council.
The Otumfuor took the decision after the two groups announced a strike action yesterday November 7, 2018.