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KNUST SRC elections suspended following vetting controversy and disturbances

Management of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology(KNUST) has suspended all activities leading to the 2021 SCR elections with immediate effect until further notice.

This follows a clash between supporters of two aspirants who are believed to be affiliates of University Hall (Katanga) and Unity Hall(Conti).

Investigations so far reveal that the vetting which was held on Saturday, 3rd July 2021 at the Great Hall, proceeded smoothly until it got to the aspirants for the SRC Presidential slot when the clash occurred.

One student is officially known to have sustained minor injury in his palm from a broken bottle and is undergoing treatment at the KNUST Hospital. Some chairs, flowerpots and glass doors at the Great Hall were also damaged.

The security officers made up of Ghana Police and University security personnel present managed to restore calm. A committee is to be constituted to thoroughly investigate the matter and make appropriate recommendations for consideration of authorities.

A statement signed by Dr. Daniel Norris Bekoe, Deputy Registrar, University Relations Office, KNUST said “management wishes to assure all parents and stakeholders of the university that there is absolute calm and students are going about their normal activities peacefully. The university will continue to provide a safe and secure environment for productive academic work.”

Source: Kasapafmonline.com

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