Dean of students of Kwame Nkrumah University of science and Technology, Proffessor William Gariba has hinted that the University has not totally come into conclusion on her decision to convert the two male dominated traditional halls, University Hall and Unity Hall into mixed sex halls.
The Dean, announced to students during the first Students Chaplaincy Council service for the semester that KNUST will start admitting female students into Unity Hall and Katanga hall on her next admission of fresh students for the 2018/2019 academic year with a major reason that the university is putting measures in place to increase female populations on campus and ensure maximum security for female students.
Many students activists and allumi have raise several concerns and agitation over the news, majority of whom are not in support of the decision by the university describing the reasons giving as insubstantial.
However, the dean in an interview with Focus News stated that authorities are not fixed on converting the two male halls into mixed sex halls.
‘‘we are not too much fixed on making university hall and Unity Hall mixed. The problem we had was that if we wanted to increase the number of females on campus, Queens Hall, Republic Hall and Independence Hall were going to be fully female. Then the point was that let all of the halls be made mixed so if Queens Hall, Republic and Indepedence Hall are not in favour of ‘KATANGA’ and ‘CONTI’ being made mixed halls then they will rather be made all-female halls if that is what students want’’, He explained.
He hinted that the University Council has settled on the issue and the resident committee which is made up of four students representatives and various hall masters are to role out the modalities.
He further challenged students who do not agree to the conversion of the two male Halls into mixed halls to take let their opinions be heard through election.
‘’I have already told them to make it an election issue. Females who are vying for positions should take positions, they shouldn’t hide behind anything’’, he stated.
Source: John Essien/focusfmonline.com