Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Education is urging the authorities of the Kwame Nkrumah Univerisity of Science and Technology (KNUST) to reconsider their decision of converting the University Hall, KATANGA into a mixed hall and reinstating the hall to its previous status as an all-male Katanga Hall.
The Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh in a letter to the Chairman of the University Council on Thursday explained that the move is “To preserve a peaceful and conducive environment for academic work and cordial relationship in the University.”
The KNUST Registrar, Andrews Kwasi Boateng, on Thursday also called for calm on the university campus following rising tensions after the conversion of some traditionally single-sex halls into mixed halls.
The Registrar assured the university community as well as the general public that, the Chancellor is currently studying a committee report on the development.
This was formed when tensions arising out of the conversions, led to a closure of the university last year.
This move by the government has been met with mixed feelings as Almini of Katanga have expressed their excitement. However, affiliates of the Unity Hall, are not pleased as they were also fighting for the conversion of their hall as well.