The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) after the Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Mensah directed KNUST students to leave campus on midday Saturday, September 18, 2021, has urged the students to abide by the directive.
He in an interview said the deadline follows an intelligence picked up by the Ashanti Regional Security Council (REGSEC), that some “unruly” students are planning some disturbances on campus the day of vacation.
The Greater Kumasi Minister said only foreign students and students permitted by the Management of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) will be allowed to stay on campus under tight security.
“We have reminded 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.
Speaking on ‘Citi FM’s Eyewitness News’ show monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh, he said security personnel will be deployed to KNUST to ensure peace and security and prevent any unruly behaviour by any group of students.
“In this regard, the REGSEC has put measures in place to ensure that peace and sanity are maintained on the campus and that students leave on a vacation day to their homes in peace,” Mr Mensah told the host of EyeWitness News.
The Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah 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.
Authorities of the Kumas-based Science and Technology University in line with the Ashanti Regional Security Council (REGSEC) directive has entreated all students to refrain from any misconduct and vacate the campus.