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Otumfuo meeting with KNUST authorities cancelled

KNUST Chancellor Otumfuo Osei Tutu II at the induction of the Vice Chancellor

The scheduled meeting between the Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, and authorities as well as students has been cancelled.

The parties were summoned to the Manhyia Palace for the meeting on Thursday.

It was, however, called off at the eleventh hour, Onua FM’s Kwame Baffoe Agyekum reported.

It is unclear what the reason for the cancellation is.

The Asantehene wanted to know the circumstances that led to the violence on Monday.

The University has since remained closed down after the violence.

The students had embarked on a demonstration to protest claimed brutalities against them by the internal security of the university.

But the demonstration turned violent as they vandalised property yet to be quantified.

A dusk-to-dawn curfew was imposed by the Ashanti Regional Security Council (REGSEC) after its assessment of the extent of damage while students were given 24 hours to vacate the halls of residence.

As of Wednesday morning, most of the students had left campus.

The authorities and the student leaders are expected to meet on Friday to map out the way forward.


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