Court refuses Katanga, Conti’s injunction against KNUST

Court refuses Katanga, Conti’s injunction against KNUST

A Kumasi High Court has refused an application for an injunction to restrain authorities at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KN

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A Kumasi High Court has refused an application for an injunction to restrain authorities at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) from converting the University Hall (Katanga) and Unity Hall (Conti) into mixed halls.

The management of the University on August 15, 2018 served notice [ads1]that “With effect from the 2018/19 academic year, all Six Halls of Residence of the University have been converted to Mixed Halls”

This means the two single-sex male traditional halls, University Hall (Katanga) and Unity Hall (Continentals) are also to take in female students from this academic year. Africa Hall, the only single-sex female hall is also expected to be converted into a mixed hall.

Following a series of events between the two power-struggling halls, Katanga and Conti, the University has finally taken a decision to mix the halls as a measure to solve the age-old struggle but this was met with though resistance to current students and the alumni of both halls.

Alumni of University Hall, also known as Katangees, at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has warned that women may face a harsh academic environment if the all-male hall converted into a mixed one.

Greater Accra Press secretary of the University Hall Alumni, Raymond Laud, has said the women students who will be sent to the hall might not be safe even though the university plans to provide them security.

Students and alumni of the two traditional Hall, University Hall (Katanga) and Unity Hall (Continentals) have united against the University by filing an injunction application to restrain the University from converting the Halls to mixed ones.