There is a massive security presence on the campus of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) ahead of the end of the second semester today, Friday, September 17, 2021.
It follows the deployment of armed police on the campus by the Ashanti Regional Security Council.
A statement signed by the Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah asserted that security personnel will be visibly stationed on the University Campus to “ensure peace and security and prevent any unruly behaviour by any group of students”.
According to the communiqué , the move is to avert possible rioting witnessed at the university in 2018.
“It is instructive to remind the student population that the declaration of the University Campus as a security zone in November 2018, is still in force and, therefore, it is an offence to demonstrate within the security zone,” he added.
“However, if students decide to misbehave and engage in acts of indiscipline and criminality, they will be handled in accordance with the law. Any student who flouts the law, with offence bordering on criminality, will have a criminal investigation opened against him or her and prosecuted before a court of competent jurisdiction.”
“Acts of indiscipline and vandalism will no longer be tolerated at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology,” it warned.
Students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have been warned not to remain on campus after midday on Saturday, September 18.
Only foreign students and students permitted by management can stay, the regional minister has directed.