USAG condemns rival hall clash at KNUST

Students attached to Katanga and Unity (Continental) halls went on rampage on Thursday night, destroying cars and other property on campus

The University Students Association of Ghana (USAG) has condemned Thursday’s clash between two rival halls at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

Students attached to Katanga and Unity (Continental) halls went on rampage on Thursday night, destroying cars and other property on campus.

An eyewitness said that some students from Katanga who embarked on a procession attempted to use the route in front of the Unity Hall, but were met with fierce resistance by their colleagues at the university halls.

In a statement on Friday (19 August), USAG said: “We strongly condemn these actions in no uncertain terms.”

“It has come to our urgent notice, the regrettable incidences of inter-hall conflicts and clashes on the campuses of University of Ghana and KNUST some few hours ago. These clashes have reportedly led to destruction of properties and disrupted the peace on the campuses involved.

“These rivalries between halls were formally of a very healthy nature and has yielded so many positive results that have improved the lives of students over the years. Why must we now retrogress in our advocacy for our rights and improved academic lives by engaging in such acts?

“The association has been updated on the aftermath of the very recent clash on August 5th, which has led to management of the JCR being asked to proceed on leave, student leaders being referred to committees of investigation and increased police presence on campus,” the USAG statement said.

Below is the full statement:

PRESS RELEASE KAT & CONTI CLASH 587861318-Press-Release-Kat-Conti-Clash

Fred Dzakpata

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