‘Relative calm’ returns to KNUST

There is “relative calm” at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), 3news.com’s correspondents have reported.

A joint police-cum-military deployment on campus has seen the student agitation controlled.

Students on Monday declared a boycott of lectures preceded by a violent protest march.

Property were vandalized as students marched to petition the school’s authorities.

In their trail to the administration block, the protesting students set property ablaze while they pelted stones at the any image of security on campus.

Windows and windscreens of cars at the administration block were smashed.

The KNUST Public Relations Officer, Kwame Yeboah, suspects non-students may have joined the demonstration as cars were looted.

Speaking on 3FM’s Midday News on Monday, Ashanti Region correspondent Ibrahim Abubakar described the current situation on campus as “relative calm”.

He said the heaviness of the police and military presence has driven away all traits of the demonstrating students.

He stated that two persons were picked up by the deployed team of officers.

The Ashanti Region Police Command is yet to confirm any arrests, nonetheless.

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana

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