No Student Has Been Sacked Over UCC Clash- KNUST

by | Mar 29, 2017 | Education, Local News | 0 comments

The Public Relations Officer of Kwame Nkrumah university of Science and Technology (KNUST), has debunked reports that the school has dismissed some students for their role in a clash at the University of Cape Coast two weeks ago.

There was a bloody clash at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) between students of Commonwealth Hall (Vandals) from University of Ghana, Unity Hall (Continental) from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and the Oguaa Hall that left three students in critical condition. The clash also led to destruction of properties of Oguaa hall amounting to Hundreds of Thousands of Ghana Cedis. Vandals and continentals had gone to UCC for the 55th Atlantic hall week celebrations.

Following this incident, it was widely reported that two students of KNUST have been dismissed for their various roles played in the clash.

But according to the PRO of KNUST, Mr. Kwame Yeboah, the reports were inaccurate.

“No student has been sacked, see it is not true,” he said emphatical on an Accra-based radio station, Citi FM.

“I read it on Ghanaweb and on Sunday somebody called me, and I told them that nothing of that sort has happened, but it is still there. I don’t know if you have paid attention to the news, there is no substance, they just wrote about two students being sacked, just in the first paragraph, all the rest was on what happened at Cape Coast, there is no truth in that.”

He explained that “we had the information that students of Unity Hall went there and two of the executive members of the JCR were called to find out what happened, that is all that has been done.”

Meanwhile, the Central Regional Police command has rounded up about 22 students alleged to be involved in the clashes, who are being interrogated to help the police carry out investigations.

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