Students vying for positions at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have been advised to desist from all forms of campaigning till further notice.
This follows the suspension of all election-related activities in the University as a result of an incident which occurred at the Great Hall of the University two week ago.
A statement signed by the Electoral Commissioner of the KNUST Students Representative Council (SRC) Obeng Emmanuel Awuah Gyimah indicated that failure to comply with these directives will attract necessary sanctions.
“In line with the directive from the University Management to suspend all activities leading to the 2021 SRC general elections, all aspirants and students are to desist from all forms of campaigning until further notice. Failure to comply will attract the necessary sanctions.” the statement read.
Management of the KNUST earlier suspended the upcoming Students Representative Council elections following an incident that took place at the Great Hall of the University involving members from the Unity Hall, popularly known as Conti, and the University Hall (Katanga).
The vetting of aspirants for this year’s Student Representative Council (SRC) elections at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology went south as members of the two halls clashed on Saturday, July 3, 2021.
The clash resulted in the injury of some students and the destruction of some school properties.
The Deputy Registrar of the University Relations Office at KNUST, Dr Daniel Bekoe in a press release on Sunday, July 4, 2021, suspended all activities leading to the 2021 SRC elections with immediate effect.
The press release further stated that one student sustained some minor injuries in his palm from a broken bottle during the incident and is currently receiving treatment at the University’s hospital.
Additionally, the incident resulted in the destruction of some chairs, glass doors, and flower pots at the Great Hall.
The Electoral Commission of the SRC also later disclosed that a committee has been set up to investigate the matter and hold the culprits accountable.
It added that Management has instructed election-related activities to proceed only after the investigation which is supposed to happen within 3 weeks.
It then urged students to go about their normal activities on campus as the SRC Electoral Commission is liaising with management to ensure the smooth running of all activities.
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