The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) which was supposed to host the 26th Mini Ghana University Sports Association ( GUSA ) games has lost the right due to the violent demonstration that rocked the institution a month ago.
According to information gathered by MyNewsGh.com, the games were scheduled to have come off in January 2019 but this clashed with the academic calendar of the university that was changed due to the students’ riots.
Authorities of the university, therefore, registered their inability to host the event stating it may disrupt the academic work of the school after organizers rescheduled it to 23rd January -2nd February.
Within the rescheduled date, KNUST will be hosting affiliate nursing training colleges in the country aside from its own academic work to catch up with what it lost during the period students were home due to the violent protestations.
There is the argument that accommodation challenges will affect participating teams if KNUST is allowed to host the event for which reason the University of Ghana is being considered.
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) will not hold a graduation ceremony for its Master’s Degree students following a change in the academic calendar in view of violent crises that rocked the school, MyNewsGh.com can report.
According to University Relations Officer (URO), Mr. Kwame Yeboah Jnr, the academic board of the university Chaired by Prof. Kwesi Obiri Danso met last week and made the latest decision including a change in the entire academic calendar.
”The academic board met later in the day and the main item on the agenda was the disturbed academic calendar. It was decided that from Monday when lectures begin, the outstanding lectures and the mid-semester exams that were supposed to have taken place during the time of the crises will be taken concurrently. At the time the lectures are going on the mid-semester will also be organized. This the Chairman of the Academic Board asked the Colleges, Departments and Faculties to meet and organize that to see how best these can be reached” he disclosed
Students are expected back in school on January 4, 2019 to ready themselves for the end of semester examination which begins on January 7, 2019 and ends on January 17, 2019 bringing a close to the first semester.