National Youth Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Henry Nana Boakye, has expressed his displeasure towards the decisions and actions of the management of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
In an interview with Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen show on Monday, he said, “I am sad at the reaction of the school authorities for using the rules to infringe the rights of the students”.
Referring to the decisions the University took to convert the single-sex halls to mix halls and to ban their “Friday night jamboree” tradition, the politician condemned the authorities’ the actions which led to the students vandalising school properties before condemning the students’ vandalism.
“I am in support of a peaceful demonstration but I condemn the act under which the demonstration went,” he added.
The university has been reluctant in granting the students permits to organise what is known as “morale sessions”.
Over the years, residents of Katanga hall have clashed with their rivals, Unity Hall, during such sessions which normally travel deep into the night.
Currently, both the university’s internal security and KNUST Police have increased their presence on campus to avoid further destructions.