No more single-sex Halls in KNUST: Authorities convert all into mixed halls

Ghana Education News-Henceforth, there will be no single-sex traditional hall of residence at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

Management of the University say they have converted all traditional halls of the school into mixed halls, including the all-female hall; Africa Hall.

The University authorities say they want to expand access to female students; an explanation many have described as the lazy solution.

Alumni of the University and Continental Halls are battling authorities on this decision. Authorities however say they are resolute in their decision.

They say they are further emboldened by the University’s policy of periodic review of Residential Accommodation for students and the policy of expanding access to female students.”

A statement issued by the University Management said; “In line with the University’s policy of periodic review of Residential Accommodation for students, it has been decided that effective the 2018/2019 Academic year, all the six (6) Traditional Halls of Residence namely, Independence Hall, University Hall, Africa Hall, Republic Hall, Unity Hall and Queen Elizabeth II Hall would be designated as mixed Halls.

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