Immediate Past Pro Vice-Chancellor, Reverend Professor Charles Ansah has registered his displeasure at some alumni of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) on inciting some sections of students and the public against policies of the University.
The former Pro Vice-Chancellor was not happy with the role some alumni played in management’s decision to convert single-sex residential halls to mixed halls. He expressed this sentiment in his last day in office in an exclusive interview with the University Relations Office.
Professor Ansah stated that the decision by management was a laudable one to create additional space for female students in view of assault cases reported by female students living outside the University campus. He continued that this was not the first time the University was taking such a decision as halls such as the Independence, Queen Elizabeth II and Republic Halls have gone through similar changes in the past.
In his view it was a wonderful idea and everyone irrespective of one’s inclination should have fully supported management in the implementation of the decision. However, some comments that came up were worrying, he lamented. He therefore used the opportunity to appeal to the alumni who are doing this to stop and allow management of the University to freely manage the University. He also urged them to support the Vice-Chancellor to move the University forward.
Rev. Professor Charles Ansah also called on members of Convocation to support the Vice-Chancellor in his administration.
It would be recalled that in a press release dated August 15, 2018, signed by Mr. Ben O. Andoh for the Registrar, it stated that effective the 2018/19 academic year, all residential halls would be designated as mixed halls in line with University’s policy of periodic review of residential halls. It added that the University’s policy of expanding access to female students remained unchanged.