The University Students Association of Ghana (USAG) has condemned violent clashes between students from the Katanga and Unity Halls of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
Clashes erupted when students from Unity Hall refused to allow students from University Hall to use a route in front of their Hall for a procession.
The disturbances, which began around 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, 2022, resulted in the vandalization of some school and private properties, particularly in front of the unity hall.
USAG in the statement said: “Why must we now retrogress in our advocacy for our rights and improved academic lives by engaging in such acts?”
“It said students cannot continue to allow such acts to threaten the academic freedom of university students in Ghana, the peace on our various campuses, and in the country as a whole.”
“We are, by this release, calling on all members and leaders of our JCRs and SRCs to rise to the task at this moment. Let us, together, channel this youthful exuberance into productive ventures which will benefit our lives as youth of this country.”