General News of Wed, 15 Aug 201842
No more single-sex halls, KNUST converts all into mixed
Authorities of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), have converted all traditional halls of the school into mixed halls.
The halls include the all-female hall, Africa Hall.
This means that, with effect from the 2018/19 academic year, all six halls of residence of the University have been converted into mixed halls.
The decision comes at a time when the alumni and residents of the University and Continental Halls are battling with the University over the conversion of the all-male halls into mixed halls.
But according to management, it took the decision “in line with the university’s policy of periodic review of Residential Accommodation for students.”
It noted that “the University’s policy of expanding access to female students remain unchanged.”
“In line with the University’s policy of periodic review of Residential Accommodation for students, it has been decided that effective the 2018/2019 Academic year, all the six (6) Traditional Halls of Residence namely, Independence Hall, University Hall, Africa Hall, Republic Hall, Unity Hall and Queen Elizabeth II Hall would be designated as mixed Halls.
The University’s policy of expanding access to female students remain unchanged” the statement added.