A scuffle that broke out Saturday (3 July) between members of the University Hall (Katanga) and the Unity Hall (Conti) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has left scores injured.
Management of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has suspended all activities leading to the 2021 SRC elections with immediate effect until further notice, a statement from the university said.
This follows a clash between supporters of two aspirants who are believed to be affiliates of University Hall (Katanga) and Unity Hall (Conti).
The scuffle left scores injured.
A statement from the University and signed by Dr Daniel Norris Bekoe, deputy registrar of KNUST said “Investigations so far reveal that the vetting, which was held on Saturday, 3 July 2021 at the Great Hall, proceeded smoothly until it got to the aspirants for the SRC presidential slot when the clash occurred.
“One student is officially known to have sustained a minor injury in his palm from a broken bottle and is undergoing treatment at the KNUST Hospital. Some chairs, flowerpots and glass doors at the Great Hall were damaged,” the statement added.
The statement added that “A committee is to be constituted to thoroughly investigate the matter and make appropriate recommendations for the consideration of authorities.
“Management wishes to assure all parents, and stakeholders of the University that there is absolute calm and students are going about their normal activities peacefully. The University will continue to provide a safe and secure environment for productive academic work,” the statement added.