Celebrations for Hall Week and Student Representative Council (SRC) Week at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have been halted indefinitely.
Additionally, the massing of students prior to ‘morale’ activities and procession has been suspended indefinitely.
Persons and vehicles entering and exiting the University campus will be subjected to random security checks.
Following the disturbances on Thursday, August 18, the KNUST Executive Committee made these decisions on Friday, August 19.
After resident students from University Hall and Unity Hall clashed Thursday night, calm returned to the KNUST campus.
Uncertainty surrounds the cause of the violent conflicts, although sources indicate that Katanga students from University Hall joined a parade that ended up in the Unity Hall, or Conti, grounds. The two halls have long been at odds with one another.
Students started throwing stones at one another, which led to various items, including cars parked on campus, being vandalized.
Police intervened to restore order, and the Ashanti Regional Security Council (REGSEC) issued a warning to anyone who could be planning a retaliatory rally on campus.