The Students’ Representative Council (SRC) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) will today, Monday October 22, embark on a demonstration against the school authorities.
The SRC said they are continually being treated unfairly by management of the university.
The protest comes on the back of the arrest of some students by police in the Ashanti Region.
Management of the university had served notice that it had suspended the organisation of vigils, also known as ‘morales’ in the school.
However, some 10 students, and one alumnus, defied the orders and were arrested on Friday, 19 October 2018 for holding a vigil on campus without authorisation. The situation caused some angry parents to storm the KNUST police station to demand the release of their wards. The students were later released but the university said it will not rest on the matter.
A statement by the executive council of the SRC, said the demonstration has become necessary to bring an end to what seems to be the neglect on the part of university management.
“The KNUST SRC Executive Council in joint forces with SRC parliamentary council and all student leaders bring to the notice of all KNUST students that we are embarking on a demonstration today 22nd October, 2018. [There will be no lectures]. We have had enough.”
The SRC said: “It must be made known to the council that students were man-handled and even in some cases brutalised, acts we find condemnably atrocious.”