The Management of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has cautioned all students to leave the university campus after the end of their examination on midday Saturday, September 18, 2021.
In a statement copied to EducationWeb.com.gh, the Science and Technology University said only foreign students and students permitted by the Management of KNUST will be allowed to stay on campus under tight security.
The deadline follows an intelligence picked up by the Ashanti Regional Security Council (REGSEC), indicating some “unruly” prospective students are planning some disturbances on campus on Friday, the day of vacation.
Mr Simon Osei-Mensah, the Ashanti Regional Minister and Head of Ashanti Regional Security Council in a release reminded students that the KNUST campus is still a security zone as declared in 2018 by the Council.
“It is instructive to remind the student population that the declaration of the University Campus as a security zone in November 2018, is still in force and, therefore, it is an offence to demonstrate within the security zone,” he stated.
According to Mensah, security personnel on the vacation day will be deployed to the Kumasi-based University to ensure peace and security and prevent any unruly behaviour by any group of students.
“In this regard, the Regional Security Council has put measures in place to ensure that peace and sanity are maintained on the KNUST Campus and that students leave on a vacation day to their homes in peace,” he added.
The Ashanti Regional Minister has consequently urged parents and guardians to advise their wards to desist from acts that will disturb the peace of the Region adding “any student found guilty will be dealt according to law.”