Ghana Shuts Nkrumah Varsity over Students Unrest

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi has been closed down indefinitely following violent protests by students which necessitated the imposition of a dusk-to-dawn curfew.

The Minister of the Ashanti Region, Mr. Simon Osei- Mensah, gave the order after a parley with the University authorities and the Regional Security Council (REGSEC).

He directed all indigenous students to vacate the school premises not later than 12 noon, Tuesday, though foreign students were exempted from the vacation order.

The Minister explained that a hostel will be assigned to them, adding that the facility would be closely watched by security personnel to prevent a further breakdown of law and order.

Violence broke out on the campus on Monday, following a protest by students against the detention of their colleagues by the school’s security last weekend.

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