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His Royal Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has gone to inspect the extent of damages caused by irate students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

Barely a week ago, students of the school went on rampage to register their grievances against school authorities, destroying school properties in the process.

The Occupant of the Golden Stool in his visit was accompanied by some chiefs of the Kumasi Council and some members of the Vice Chancellors Ghana.

On his arrival, he first inspected the administration block and later the Transport Section, TEC Hospital area and finally at the Office of the Dean of Students. Peacefmonline gathered that the cost of destruction amounts to GHC 1.7 million.

Speaking to the Media after the tour, the Chief of Staff at Manhyia Palace, Mr. Kofi Badu explained how His Royal Majesty was worried of the recent development adding the plans in resolving the issue.

The spokesperson for the Vice Chancellors Ghana, Prof John Owusu Gyapong of University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, condemned the actions of the students and said they should have resorted to the appropriate channels to voice out their problems.

Meanwhile, University Teachers Association of Ghana, KNUST Branch is to call off its teaching services strike they embarked on following the dissolution of the University Council by the Government provided if the old council is restored.

The government dissolved the University with the excuse that the council was incompetent to allow such violence to happen therefore forming a seven member interim council to address the impasse.

UTAG together with other recognized unions in the University like TEWU, UAA and others withdrew their services because they believed the semi autonomous systems of the University was tampered with by the Government

At a press conference UTAG has hinted their intentions to call off the strike actions on Friday if the Government will restore the Council as assured the union.

Addressing the media, the Vice Chairman of the Association, Prof. Charles Marfo said the Government can change its four representatives on the council but not the entire membership which according to him doesn’t conforms to the acts and status of the university.

Source: Peacefmonline.com

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