Story By: Robert Kumi Adu-Gyamfi
The tango between the authorities of the KNUST and its Unity hall and University hall looks likely to come to a halt as authorities finally convert all traditional halls to mixed halls.[irp posts=”1604″ name=”Conti-Katanga Mixed Hall Brouhaha; A shared Opinion of Wesley Ekuban”]
The university in a statement made it clear that it is converting all traditional halls to mixed halls effective 2018/2019 Academic year.
Unity hall, Africa hall and University hall were the only single sex halls among the six traditional halls including Independence hall, Republic hall and Queens hall until the university in a statement last semester converted Unity hall and University hall to mixed halls.[irp posts=”1489″ name=”Katanga, Conti, Casford and Commonwealth hall Set to Hold First Meeting to Address practical ways to students activism and numerous clashes on Campuses.”]
Inmates of University hall and Unity hall including its alumni have challenged the university to make a U-turn on its decision with threats, demonstrations and a lawsuit.
An injunction allegedly granted by the Kumasi High Court to cause a standstill of the decision looks fruitless as the university as stated in its statement has added Africa hall which was going to be the only single sex hall on campus to Unity hall and University hall as mixed halls.[irp posts=”1558″ name=”The United Front: Katanga, Conti, Commonwealth and Casford Shows The Way Forward”]
The University in the statement stated clearly that its policy of expanding access to female students still remains unchanged.
See the University’s Statement below;