Security takes over KNUST campus

The police and the Operation Calm Life team which includes the military will take over the campus of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) from Saturday, September 18.

Already, the police water canon has been detailed on campus.

The University Relations Office tells TV3’s William Evans-Nkum the directive forms part of a recommendation made by a committee that investigated the July clashes between the University Hall and Unity during the SRC vetting.

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”.


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