General News of Wed, 15 Aug 201820

Conti, Katanga to petition Otumfuo over mixed hall conversion

Students, alumni and associates of the University Hall also known as Katanga and Unity Hall are also known as Conti, of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), will be presenting a petition on Friday, 17 August 2018, to Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Chancellor of the university, to stop the proposed conversion of the two male halls into mixed halls.

Stakeholders will be requesting the Chancellor to order a stay of the proposal until a meaningful and sustainable solution can be found to the perennial accommodation and security crisis on campus.

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Stakeholders will be converging at the Kumasi Children’s Park at 9.00am, from where they will march peacefully to the Manhyia Palace to present the petition to the Asante monarch.

Meanwhile, both halls have filed separate lawsuits at the court to have the university’s management rescind its decision about the conversion of the halls of residence to mixed gender to boost female student population.

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