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Campus Upheavals in 2018

This year (2018) recorded a number of campus upheavals in the tertiary cycle institutions.


Amongst them are KNUST demonstration, GIJ demonstration, GIMPA intended demonstration, University of Ghana intended demonstration, Colleges of Education shut down as CETAG strike continues.

Prime News Ghana have gathered 5 campus uprisings that occurred in 2018.

KNUST demonstration


Some male students of KNUST vehemently disputed a decision by the management of the University to convert two all-male halls into mixed halls.

According to a report, management of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology KNUST wants University Hall, popularly known as Katanga and Unity Hall to now accommodate females.

But occupants of the two halls despite their rivalry came together to protest the decision, saying they will stage a massive demonstration to register their displeasure over the decision and will fight with their last breath to maintain the long-standing tradition of Katanga and Unity hall.

READ MORE: Video + Photos: Demonstration ongoing at KNUST, several properties destroyed

READ MORE: KNUST shut down; 3 students arrested after violent protest

GIJ demonstration


The students of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) demonstrated against what they term as unfair treatment by the school's authorities to deny students access to examination centres over online registration.

READ MORE: Photos/ Video: "Let us write our exam"- Angry GIJ students cry out as they demonstrate over E-registration

GIMPA threaten demo


Some students of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), threatened to demonstrate against the management of the school should they fail to re-open registration to make them eligible to undertake their examinations.

READ MORE:GIMPA: Management calls off intended students demonstration

UG threaten demonstration


The Students’ Representative Council (SRC) of the University of Ghana planned to hold a demonstration to compel management to address the challenges of shuttle services and the operationalization of power plants on campus.

READ MORE: University of Ghana to demonstrate over shuttle services

CETAG strike


The Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG), went on an indefinite strike for almost four weeks following the failure to reach an agreement with the government on the payment of their Interim Market Premium as well as Book and Research allowances which led to the shutdown of colleges of Education.

READ MORE: Colleges of Education shut down as CETAG strike continues