Some students at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) on Friday, July 16 demonstrated over what they describe as outrageous hostel fees.
The students took to the principal streets of KNUST and marched peacefully through to all the seven traditional halls on campus despite chanting war songs.
The number of protestors gained momentum as they walked through the halls.
There was heavy police presence to ensure a chaos-free incident.
One of the leaders of the protesting students who identified himself as Nii, while speaking on Akoma FM’s current affairs and political show GhanAkoma told sit-in host Sir John that “our main aim is to let authorities know our plight. We are paying so much”.
“Some of the hostels have increased their fees by 50 percent, so you see we are not only crying for ourselves, we are crying for our parents and guardians so we will march from campus to the rent control office for authorities to know our situation,” he said.
Meanwhile, management of KNUST says a stakeholders’ meeting is underway to resolve the issues.
University Relations Officer Dr Daniel Norris Bekoe explained that “management had a wind of the situation some two days ago then we started investigation so everything is under control”.
He added “some of the students have already paid so we will make sure each and every student pays the agreed amount which we are yet to decide after our investigation.”
By Nana Asenso Mensah|Akoma FM|3news.com|Ghana