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KNUST: Interim Council will not survive-Okudzeto Ablakwa

By Mutala Yakubu
KNUST
The Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa says the KNUST Interim Council will not survive

The Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa says the Interim Council formed by the government to handle the affairs of KNUST will not survive.


This he believes comes on the back of UTAG and other stakeholders voicing their displeasure at government's decision to dissolve the old Council and form an interim one due to the current impasse.

Speaking on Joy FM's News File Ablakwa said it will be in the best interest of the government to rescind its decision.

"The Interim Council will not survive because I believe the government rushed with their decision,"

"It will be in the best interest of the government to withdraw its illegal actions, you have about four members of the old Council part of the Interim so what difference does it make".

It is still unclear whether the government will change their decision as several parties have expressed dissatisfaction over their decision to form an Interim Council for KNUST.

Background

The Students’ Representative Council (SRC) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) led the demonstration following the arrest of 10 students and one alumnus of the school.

The Executive Council of the SRC said the demonstration was necessary to end the management’s neglect of students in decision making.

The students were arrested for a holding vigil on campus without permission according to the school authorities.

One other student who was allegedly manhandled by the internal security was hospitalized.

The KNUST management, however, justified the arrests, after the students were released on Saturday.

Read also: KNUST: Governing Council dissolved


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