Violence-filled altercations involving students from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology’s Katanga and Unity Halls have been denounced by the University Students Association of Ghana (USAG) (KNUST).
When Unity Hall students objected to University Hall students using a route in front of their hall for a parade, fights broke out.
On Thursday, August 18, 2022, at 5 p.m., there were disturbances that resulted in some school and private premises being vandalized, particularly in front of the unity hall.
The act was “highly” denounced by the student association in a statement.
USAG lamented how the once-friendly rivalries between the halls had degenerated into animosity over time.
“Why must we now retrogress in our advocacy for our rights and improved academic lives by engaging in such acts?”
It urged student leaders all throughout the nation to work together to stop the problem.
“It said students cannot continue to allow such acts to threaten the academic freedom of university students in Ghana, the peace on our various campuses, and in the country as a whole.”
“We are, by this release, calling on all members and leaders of our JCRs and SRCs to rise to the task at this moment. Let us, together, channel this youthful exuberance into productive ventures which will benefit our lives as youth of this country.:
Following the violence at Mensah Sarbah Hall, hall rivalries have come under attention, which has led to the conflict at KNUST.
Around two weeks ago, Mensah Sarbah Hall and Commonwealth Hall students at the University of Ghana got into a fight.
Read USAG message below: