The Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has condemned the decisions and approach of the management of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi.
Speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen Tuesday, the former deputy minister of education in charge of tertiary education expressed his dissatisfaction with the way the Obiri Danso-led management of the university took the affairs and decisions of the school into their own hands without engaging key stakeholders such as the students and alumni in the process.
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“Their initial demo was a lawful match and since we live in a democratic era, we have the right to demonstrate to express our grievances but it is unfortunate things turned out this way because the management could have done a better job that wouldn’t have resulted in this extent of violence which is never an option to solve a problem,” he said.
Mr. Ablakwa questioned why the management resorted to converting the only female hall, African Hal,l into a mixed hall.
“These are adults and the management could have had a discussion about the culture and discipline they want but using some of these methods people could see through was not right. They should have engaged all levels of stakeholders from the alumni to the student level for them to understand the ideal rationale,” the MP indicated.