Prof. Charles Marfo, the vice President of the KNUST branch of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), has said no lecturer was hurt in the process of protest, but more than 40 of their cars were destroyed.
Some lecturers of the university have lamented on how properties belonging both private and public were vandalised in the process of the demonstration.
Professor Marfo said no Lecturer was hurt but over 40 vehicles belonging to lecturers were destroyed.
He wondered why students would go to that extent when the demonstration was supposed to be calm and peaceful.
“Many of these cars belong to lecturers. We wonder what we did for this to be done against us. This comes at a cost because we immediately have to fix it. Fortunately, there wasn’t any harm done to any lecturer. It is unfortunate our properties that were affected, mostly cars. We have over 40 cars,” Prof. Marfo said.
Tension was on campus which subsequently led to the imposition of curfew from 6PM, Monday to 6AM Tuesday .
On Monday, some students boycotted classes to stage a demonstration against the “brutalities” meted out to their colleagues by security personnel of the University
However, what was meant to be a peaceful protest soon became messy, as students ransacked cars and other properties belonging to both teaching and non-teaching staff.
Prof. Marfo said the academic calendar could be distorted if the impasse between the University management and the student body is not resolved shortly.
“It will be devastating because the University works in a cycle because some students have to move forward for others to come. Look at the free education and the many students that will be graduating from there. Any distortion in the calendar will mean students staying home for a long time…Because if some people do not move on, others cannot move on. We really need a resolution very soon,” he added.
Source: Ghana/Robert Kumi Adu-Gyamfi, Successafrica.info