Conti and Katanga join forces to protest dean’s alleged interference in student affairs

Students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) are protesting against what they say is the persistent interference in their affairs by the university’s Dean of Students.

The angry students accused Dr. Kofi Owusu-Daaku, of perpetrating acts to render the Student Representative Council (SRC) impotent.

LUV FM’s Prince Appiah reported the out-burst of the students have been prompted by reports that the Dean of Students had prevented some students of three halls of residence from voting during the SRC elections.

The affected students include those from two traditional all male rival halls, Unity Hall also known as ‘Conti’ and the University Hall also known as ‘Katanga’ as well as the only all female Africa hall, are calling for the re-run of the poll.

The students went on a demonstration to verbally petition the Vice-Chancellor to call Dr. Kofi Owusu-Daaku to order.

Speaking to Luv News, the students accused the Dean of Students of using his influence to destroy the polls and to get his favourite to win the SRC election, claiming that if time was allowed for the rest of the students to vote, his preferred choice would have lost the position.

“How can Dean of Students declare the winner of elections. We don’t even see the independence of the Electoral Commission (EC) as the constitution stipulates”, the students complained.

The Vice-Chancellor of KNUST, Prof. William Otto Ellis therefore asked the students to submit a written complaints for consideration.

Meanwhile, attempts at reaching Dr. Kofi Owusu-Daaku by Luv News to comment on the issue proved futile.

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