KNUST closed down indefinitely

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The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has been closed down indefinitely, following violent protests, Monday.

The decision was taken after a meeting between school authorities and the Ashanti Regional Security Council (REGSEC).

The Regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah addressing the press after the meeting, announced that a curfew has been put in place effective 6:00pm Monday.

He added that from 6:00am to 12:00 noon Tuesday, all students “including student leaders” should vacate the campus premises.

Only foreign students are spared. According to the Minister, a single hostel which will be protected by security will be provided for them.

Meanwhile, the Education Minister is set to meet with the school authorities on Tuesday.

A statement released by the Ministry said, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh will lead a government delegation to the Kumasi-based school.

“The Ministry of Education has noted with concern developments on the campus of the KNUST in Kumasi, particularly with regard to bodily injuries and the detention of some students as well as the destruction of public property,” the statement said in part.

“The Ministry appeals for calm on all sides as a first step to resolving the difficulties,” it added.

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