Professor Kwasi Obiri-Danso, the Vice-Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has not resigned from his post following riots by the students on Monday, 22 October 2018, Kwabena Yeboah Jnr, Acting Deputy Registrar, has revealed.There were reports on social media that Prof Obiri-Danso stepped down hours after the riots.
However, Mr Yeboah told the host of Ghana Yensom, Kwabena Prah Jnr (The Don), on Accra100.5FM Wednesday, 24 October that: “It is not true that Professor Obiri-Danso has resigned, he is still at post.”
KNUST has been shut down indefinitely following the violent demonstration by the students in which over 30 cars and 10 motorbikes were vandalised and several other properties destroyed in protest to a directive that there will no longer be vigils and gatherings to sing ‘jama’ songs.
Ten students and one alumnus were arrested on Friday and later released. This, coupled with the manhandling of some of the students by the school’s private security got the students infuriated, leading to the protest march on Monday.
Meanwhile, the university has imposed a 6 pm to 6 am curfew on the school enclave until further notice. There is heavy military and police presence on campus.
Source : Ghana/AccraFM.com