he Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has accepted the report of the committee set up to look into last year’s disturbances at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
The incident saw violent demonstrations by some students who destroyed properties valued at about GH₵1.6 million.
Speaking at the University’s 2019 Founder’s Day graduation ceremony, the Asantehene said he and other stakeholders were committed to sustaining peace in the institution.
“You may recall that during the 53rd Congregation in July, I mentioned in my address that the committee I set up to investigate the students’ disturbances last year had submitted its report and I was studying it. I have accepted the report, and I commend the committee for the thorough work done. I would refer the report to the council but before then, I will engage in consultation with stakeholders of the University on the way forward,” he stated.
“Let me take advantage of this forum to reassure everyone here that the University remains committed to providing a safe and secure academic environment conducive for undertaking relevant research, quality teaching, entrepreneurship training and community engagement as is required of a first-class university as KNUST,” he assured.
He further reiterated the need for the government to provide more residential facilities at various public tertiary institutions in the country to help reduce the challenges students face with respect to accommodation.