The interim Alumni President for the Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science and Technology, KNUST’s Hall of Fame Unity Hall populary known as Conti, Mr Albert Amegavi has said the Vice Chancellor of the said academic Institution does not have the school at heart.
According to Mr Amegavi, he roots for the students decision to boycott Lectures today because there have been various avenues by the various halls to amicably address the issues, however, all went to death ears so if the Student Representative Council, SRC of the institution have taken this boldest decision, he supports them and believes this time around consensus decision would be reached.
Mr Amegavi made this known on the Susubiribi Morning Show on Radio1FM, 100.7MHZ when the host of the show, Captain Kofi Owusu asked whether it was the right decision for the students whose primiary goals are to Learn turn around and boycott Lectures.
He said it all began with the decision by the school’s Vice Chancellor to convert the two main male halls University Hall aka Katanga and the Unity Hall, also called Conti, in the institution into mixed halls. He added that the Alumni were not consulted and upon hearing the decision, they petitioned the authorities they disregarded them, they followed up to the President of Ghana, H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo and he promised to handle it till the heard the halls are finally converted into mixed. They again didn’t want to take the law into their own hands so the file a suit at the law court for the law to intervene.
Moreover, on the issue of banning morale, he said that’s the only way students use to release stress and that the institution must rather take steps to control other than banning it.
The SRC President of KNUST Mr Kelvin Sah ia leading the students front to register their displeasure to the administrative body towards the current attacks meted out to the students by the school security as an order from above does not provide conducive environment for academics.