The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has suspended SRC elections following clashes between supporters of two aspirants.
A statement by the Registrar of the university stated that all activities leading to the elections have been suspended until further notice.
“Management of KNUST has suspended all activities leading to the 2021 SRC elections with immediate effect until further notice. This follows a clash between supporters of two aspirants who are believed to be affiliates of University Hall (Katanga) and Unity Hall (Conti).
The statement added that investigations so far reveal that the vetting, which was held on Saturday, 3 July 2021 at the Great Hall, proceeded smoothly, until it got to the aspirants for the SRC presidential slot when the clash occurred.
According to management of the school “one student is officially known to have sustained minor injury in his palm from a broken bottle and is undergoing treatment at the KNUST Hospital. Some chairs, flowerpots and glass doors at the Great Hall were also damaged.
The statement added that the “security officers made up of Ghana Police and University security personnel present managed to restore calm.”
A committee is to be constituted to thoroughly investigate the matter and make appropriate recommendations for the consideration of authorities.
The management assured all parents, and stakeholders of the University that there is absolute calm and students are going about their normal activities peacefully.