The Students Representative Council of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has stated in a recent release that it is not interested in fate of their Vice-Chancellor, Professor Obiri-Danso after investigation are made into Tuesday’s protest.
According to them, their major concern is to have their concerns addressed and for the continuation of academic work for the 2018/2019 academic year.
“It is not the official position of the SRC and students that the Vice-Chancellor be removed. All we wanted was the issues raised to be restored to normalcy for academic work to resume”, the statement said.
On Tuesday, students of KNUST embarked on a protest to register their displeasure against management for keeping silent over recent cases of student brutalities on campus.
Unfortunately, what was to be a peaceful protest turned violent as properties worth thousands of Ghana cedis were damaged by the aggrieved students.
The statement, signed by SRC President Kelvin Saah also emphasized that the cause of the demonstration was the brutalities students had suffered and not the conversion of halls.
“We also want to reiterate that the cause of this impasse remains Student Brutality and not hall conversion as the media and some others want to make it” the statement added
Meanwhile, the KNUST’s Governing Council has been dissolved by government after meetings between the government, university management and stakeholders over the recent violent protest by students that has led to a closure of the school.
A statement from the government said a 7-member Interim Council will be put in place to oversee the affairs of the school, while the school which has been closed since Tuesday following the violence, will be opened within 14-days.
The government said the interim council will be chaired by the Paramount Chief of Bompata Traditional Area, Nana Effa Apenteng for the 3-month period it has been given to serve.