The Vice Chancellor (VC) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Prof Kwasi Obiri Danso has stated that the country’s premier Science University is still intact after the demonstration embarked on by students of the institutions in October that led to the closure of the university for some three weeks.
”Even though the interruption has forced the university to make slide changes to the academic calendar, the university is still on course to pursue its vision,”he said.
He explained that even though the Founder’s Day congregation which usually takes place in November has been moved to February next year, the university is on course.
The VC made these known when some officials of the National Accreditation Board paid a visit to him on Monday, 3rd December 2018. The visit of the board was to ascertain for itself how the university is faring after the impasse and also to find out areas where the board can collaborate with the university to achieve its vision of becoming a leading university in Africa.
The executive secretary of the National Accreditation Board, Dr Kingsley Nyarko believes just like all institutions, KNUST must put itself in position to respond to the needs of society in terms of the human resources it produces.
Prof. Obiri Danso outlined that over the years KNUST has introduced several new Academic Programmes and has increased enrolment significantly. This he said has put a strain on the student – lecturer ratio. He therefore told the National Accreditation Board that the university need more lecturers to fill the gap.