Central Regional Chairman for NDC, Bernard Allotey Jacobs, says government’s decision to scrap the old governing council of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is illogical.

Mr Jacobs said the government should have done proper consultations even before taking any decision.

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To him, KNUST as an institution should be allowed to make decisions and resolve issues amicably even with its old council members and not constitute a new council.

“I think the government has rushed in taking decisions. They are only flexing their muscles with the university and are taking decisions. Government’s decision to dissolve the old council is not logical.

“They should have done proper consultations and used the old council to maintain law and order and not dissolve it,” he said.

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Mr Allotey Jacobs’ comment comes after the Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah expressed government’s desire to have none of the members of the old council included in the yet-to-be constituted council.

Mr Nkrumah told a news conference that: “Government’s position on the membership of the new council is that individuals who sat on the old council ought not to be on the new council. The old council is a party to the impasse that took place on the KNUST campus.

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But Mr Allotey Jacobs is of the firm conviction that the government is only opening itself to needless criticisms.