The Head of Public Relations (PRO) Unit of the Ministry of Education (MoE), Ekow Vincent Assafua has revealed that the destiny of the Vice Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is to be determining by the 7-member Interim Council constituted by government.
Government on Thursday 25th October, dissolved the KNUST governing Council and, in its stead, put in place a 7-member Interim Council. Government also directed that the University reopens within fourteen days to enable academic work to continue.
The Interim Council is chaired by Nana Effah Apenteng, Paramount Chief of the Bompata Traditional Area and has three-month tenure.
Speaking on Happy FM’s Epa Hoa Daben show, Mr. Ekow Vincent said “The current VC has no power over the new interim governing council. The fate of the VC would be determined by the 7 member interim council after.”
On Monday, 22nd October 2018, there were disturbances on KNUST campus in Kumasi during which properties were vandalised. The university was subsequently shut down indefinitely upon the advice of the Regional Security Council.
Meanwhile, University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has vowed to reject any attempt by government to dismissed Professor Kwasi Obiri-Danso, VC of KNUST.
By: Joseph Nii Ankrah