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KNUST reopens Friday, Nov.16

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) will be reopened on Friday, November 16, 2018.

This was announced by the KNUST University Relations Officer, Kwame Yeboah on Tuesday afternoon, after the school’s new Governing Council was constituted and new members sworn in.

Some members of the old council has been maintained, through the active leadership of Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II – Chancellor of the university.

The about six new members will be joining the remaining nine members, including representatives from the unions who will however not be sworn in since they are already members of the council, and therefore there is no need swearing them in again, has learnt.

This means that the same representatives from the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), Prof E.K. Fokuo, the Tertiary Education Workers Union (TEWU), Mr Charles Arthur and the Students Representative Council (SRC), Kevin Sah will be on the governing council.

The University Council is made of 15 members, four of which are government representatives. A representative from the government side chairs the council.

Violent protests by students led to the closure of the university last month. The students were protesting the abuse meted to them by campus security.

This led to the dissolution of the university’s governing council much to the disapproval of members of the University Teachers Association (UTAG).

An interim council established by government to see to the resolution of issues at the university was rejected by the lecturers who felt disrespected over their non-inclusion on the new council.

Below is the statement announcing the decision: