The government is planning to abolish single sex education in the country following the conversion of the University hall, Katanga, Unity hall, Conti and Africa hall of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology to mixed halls, successafrica.info has learnt.
Professor Kwesi Yankah revealed on a familiarization tour to the converted halls that the single-sex hall system does not help in national development.
“If we continue to perpetuate the exclusive male and exclusive female thing within our setting, in the light of realities, we won’t be helping in the realization of the national development plan”, the minister has learnt.
The educationist also hinted that the step taken by the authorities of KNUST should serve as a roadmap for other universities to follow as there are plans to abolish single-sex education in Ghana.
The Alumni and current students of University hall,Katanga and Unity hall, Conti are currently in court challenging the decision by KNUST authorities to assign females to their traditional halls.
The minister extended his graces to the students and the management of the halls for facilitating peaceful co-existence among the residents of the halls.
However, some prominent persons in the current administration including the National Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Sammi Awuku, National Youth Organiser, Henry Nana Boakye and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA), Justin Kodua Frimpong have all kicked against the decision citing various reasons.