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Timeline: Everything That Has Happened Since KNUST Was Shutdown Last Monday

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In one week the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has gone from being one of the most respected universities in the country to one plunged into turmoil and uncertainties.

See Also: Live Page: KNUST Students Take On School Authorities In A Massive Demonstration

Last Monday students of the university took to the streets to register their displeasure at the repressive policies the school’s management at the time was implementing.

Successive student averse policies had also emboldened campus security to result to physically abusing students in their tactic of maintaining law and order on campus.

However, Monday’s demonstration which also turned violent after police allegedly fired warning shots has plunged the university into chaos.

See Also: KNUST: ‘Peaceful’ Demonstration Turns Into Destructive Demonstration as Students Vandalize School Property

On that day, the school was shut down, a curfew was placed and students were asked to go home the day after.

See Also: JUST IN: KNUST Has Been Closed Down Indefinitely

The following day, a delegation led by the minister of education met School authorities to discuss all that transpired at the university.

See Also: Ministry Of Education Calls For A Truce As Minister Leads A Team To Visit KNUST Tomorrow

After meeting with the university authorities, the Minister met KNUST SRC executives to get their side of the story. The SRC also had a negotiation with the University management to discuss the way forward after the demonstration.

See Also: KNUST: Update On Negotiations Between SRC And University Management

Meanwhile, the Prince of Wales also announced a prior notice to visit KNUST when he travels to Ghana with his wife on November 3. The Prince of Wales plans to pay a visit to Kumasi to meet Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and also visit the KNUST campus.

See Also: #RoyalVisitGhana: Prince Charles And His Wife Were Scheduled To Visit KNUST When They Visit Ghana In November

Besides Kelvin Sah, Afiba Harrison, a level 300 student of KNUST has also quickly gained prominence. That is partly due to an interview on Good Evening Ghana on Metro TV where she moved to the media for focusing on their violence and not the brutalities meted out on them.

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After several meetings with the vice-chancellor and other stakeholders, the government decided to dissolve the KNUST governing council and inaugurated a new interim governing council to run the school for the next three months.

After their inauguration, the new interim governing council was tasked by the government to work to put things in place quickly and reopen the university within 14 days.

See Also: JUST IN: The KNUST Governing Council Has Been Dissolved

It didn’t end there as the UTAG chapter of KNUST referred to the interim governing council was illegal. According to them, the government did not follow the proper procedures to dissolve the old governing council in order to inaugurate a new one in its place.

See Also: UTAG KNUST Calls The New Governing Council Illegal

After calling the new governing council illegal, the UTAG chapter of KNUST today declared an indefinite strike. Their reason for the strike was because they are displeased with the government’s constitution of a seven-member interim council to run the affairs of the university for the next three months.

See Also: KNUST Lecturers Declare Indefinite Strike

After declaring a strike and government take another look at their decision to inaugurate a new governing, the government has now decided to give increase the membership of new governing council from 7 to 9 to include a UTAG rep and a TEWU rep.

Now the major question is can the new governing council be able to meet the 14 days reopening deadline given to them by the government?

We will update you as the story continues.

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