The Chancellor of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Asantehene, this afternoon inaugurated the new Governing Council for the school.
The king of the Ashanti kingdom, Otumfuo Osei-Tutu II, who doubles as the chancellor of KNUST, held an inauguration of the new council which would handle the affairs of the university.
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The Minister for Education, Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, was tasked by the President of the Republic of Ghana to swear in the new members of the council. The newly inaugurated council consists of the old members of the previously dissolved council and six nominees by the President of the Republic of Ghana.
The inauguration of the council was to restore normalcy and set a reopening date for academic work to continue. After swearing-in the new members of council, the Minister of Education congratulated the new members. He advised them to discharge their duties diligently, oversee, advice and direct the operations of the university. He also urged the new members to keep themselves abreast of all that happens in the university. This was to enable them effectively manage the affairs of the university.
The Minister mentioned,”They are to work closely with the university to make sure the university is reopened as soon as possible. This is preserve the image of the university as an institution of higher learning.” He also mentioned,” The SRC must own up to and be prepared for the consequences of their actions and the level of destruction. Individually all those found culpable, must face the full rigours of the law. Also, the council must be ready to own up to their own carnage leading to the closure of the school.”
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The Chancellor expressed his shock when he got to that a decision taken by the council which was attended by all representatives, approved of the mixed hall policy which lead to the impasse. The Chancellor made this statement because he had read the minutes for that council meeting.
The Chancellor said, “I should with the appropriate quarters appoint a five member committee to be headed by a judge.” The purpose of this committee is to investigate what lead to the impasse and closure of the university.
It is however shocking that the Vice Chancellor whom the students didn’t want is back on the council. The university is set to be reopened within the course of the week. Students, staff and to whom it may concern are to be on the alert for this directive.