The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) have thrown their weight behind the Student’s Representative Council (SRC) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science (KNUST) in their decision to boycott lectures tomorrow.
The planned boycott of lectures by KNUST-SRC is to express their displeasure over recent cases of brutalities suffered by students in the hands of the school’s security.
In addition to the boycott of lectures, they shall engage in a demonstration against the school’s authority.
Since the official conversion of all traditional halls of residence into mixed ones by the school’s management, students, especially of the University Hall have suffered violence from the school’s security with the recent case happening on Friday.
Friday’s alleged brutality has resulted in one student battling for his life at the Tech Hospital in Kumasi.
Unfortunately, in all two reported cases of brutalities against the students, school management have appeared unconcerned.
Speaking on KNUST’s campus-based station, Focus FM, President of NUGS, Mr. Elisha Essumang Oheneba expressed disgust at the recent happenings on the campus of KNUST.
According to him, the KNUST campus security was treating the students like animals.
He added that in a country were rules and regulations should work, appropriate measures should be put in place to distinguish humans from animals.
“We are not living in an animal farm, we are living in a country where rules and regulations must work” – he said.
Mr. Essumang also called on all students to join in tomorrow’s protest to prevent future happenings of brutalities.
Story by: Lutfata Sungbaweira/universnewsroom.com