General News of Fri, 17 Aug 20183
Parents of KNUST students express worry over halls conversion
Some parents of newly-admitted female students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have expressed fear for their wards following the controversy surrounding the conversion of all halls of the university into mixed facilities.
Students and alumni, especially of the hitherto, all-male Unity and University Halls are strongly opposed to the new policy which also turns the only all-female Africa Hall into a mixed hall.
Three students of Unity Hall alumni have filed a motion for interlocutory injunction, seeking to restrain the university authorities from going ahead with the implementation of the conversion policy.
Ahead of moving court next week, relatives of newly-admitted students say they are scared about the development.
A parent, Eno Yaa whose daughter has been assigned to Conti Hall told Adom News she will be forced to withdraw her ward from the hall if nothing is done about the development.
“My daughter has been assigned to the hall but I can no longer rest because I feel something might happen to her. The government should do something about it else we would be forced to take action,” she warned.
Public Relations Officer at KNUST, Kwame Yeboah Jnr. however, assures the public that security measures are in place to protect students.
Meanwhile, Alumni of Conti and Katanga are set to hit the streets in Kumasi today to continue their fight against the conversion.
They accuse authorities of targeting Unity and University Hall only to be compelled to extend it to Africa Hall due to public outcry.