KNUST students asked to vacate campus by Saturday

Students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have been warned not to remain on campus after midday on Saturday, September 18.

Only foreign students and students permitted by management can stay, the regional minister has directed.

According to the Ashanti Regional Security Council (REGSEC), it has picked intelligence that some “unruly” students are planning some disturbances on campus on Friday, the eve of vacation.

In a press statement issued on Wednesday by the Head of REGSEC, Simon Osei-Mensah, who is also the regional minister, the campus is still a security zone as declared in 2018.

“It is instructive to remind the student population that the declaration of the University Campus as a security zone in November, 2018, is still in force and, therefore, it is an offence to demonstrate within the security zone,” he stated.

He announced the deployment of security personnel on campus to “ensure peace and security and prevent any unruly behaviour by any group of students”.

It will be recalled that a clash during the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) elections in July left some students injured. Properties at the Great Hall of the university were also destroyed.

“In this regard, the Regional Security Council has put measures in place to ensure that peace and sanity are maintained on the KNUST Campus and that students leave on vacation day to their homes in peace.”

Mr Osei-Mensah warned that those who engage in acts of indiscipline will be dealt according to law.

Parents and guardians have also been urged to caution their wards to desist from acts that will disturb the peace of the Region.

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Amoh