BREAKING: Security Council declares KNUST campus a security zone until further notice

KNUST Campus

KNUST Campus

Following allegations of plans by some alumni members of the University hall (Katanga) in the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), to engage in yet another demonstration, the Ashanti Regional Security Council has declared the university’s campus a security zone until further notice.

A statement signed by the Chairman of the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council (REGSEC) indicated that the attention of REGSEC has been drawn to the intended disturbance on the campus of the university.

“The Ashanti Regional Security Council hereby, directs that any person or group that has a grievance against the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology should report it to the appropriate authorities for redress or necessary action to be taken,” the statement stated.

The statement noted that anybody who directly or indirectly engages in activities that may disturb the peace on the KNUST campus shall be sternly dealt with in accordance with the law.

”The Regional Security Council urges the general public to strictly observe this directive since any breaches may attract maximum legal security penalty or sanctions associated with it,” It stated.

Meanwhile, the Student Representative Council (SRC) has urged all students to desist from all kinds of radical and violent approach in solving issues on campus.

According to the KNUST SRC, it has come to their notice some fictitious statements that are being put on social media trying to insight students of the university engage in actions which the SRC is not engaged and does not in any way consent.

“This is to say that the SRC does not endorse any form of radical, violent and ruthless approach in resolving this issue which threatens the safety of students and defames the image of the university that has produced and still produces great personalities around the globe,” according to the SRC president Adu Baah Charles.

First-year students to arrive on campus.

The management of KNUST has scheduled September 6, 2019, as arrival day for all freshmen who have gained admission into the university for the 2019/2020 academic year.

Over 16,000 students are expected to be registered to study various courses for this year.

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