The Information Minister, Hon. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said all parties were cooperative at the emergency meeting organised between the KNUST authorities and Students officials.
The Minister said, the Information, Education and National Security Ministries had no choice but to intervene following the violent protests that erupted at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Monday.
“The events within the last 24 hours demonstrated that the matters have gone beyond what the University could handle”
Following the protests, KNUST has been shut down indefinitely. An emergency meeting took place Tuesday between government, University and student officials.
Discussions during the meeting “will not be disclosed at this time,” Nkrumah said. But he did reveal that all parties have been “cooperative.”
Nkrumah added that all parties have yet to come to a resolution into the matter and each party involved is currently working to gain a clear understanding of what caused the clashes.
Protests against the University’s administration emerged Friday after students clashed with campus security officers who would not allow students to conduct a planned customary procession.
Bloody clashes ensued throughout the weekend, and a “peaceful” demonstration was scheduled for Monday.
“Unfortunately, things have gotten out of hand, but that means we must come together and tackle this,” he added.