A protest by students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) against the school’s authorities over what they describe as an unfair treatment turned violent Monday morning.
The students resorted to vandalizing property on campus resulting in the destruction of buildings and vehicles.
Also the administration block and other offices were raided by the rampaging students after the glass doors were smashed.
A number of vehicles including that of university’s Dean of Student, as well as motorbikes belonging to the school’s security outfit, were burnt by the demonstrators.
Security posts at the school have also been vandalized as the school’s security personnel have all vacated their posts.
Police in the region have been deployed to the University to restore calm and order.
The Students’ Representative Council (SRC) of KNUST had begun its demonstration today in protest of the university’s management following the arrest of 10 students and one alumnus of the school.
The executive council of the SRC said the demonstration was necessary to end the management’s neglect of students.
The students were arrested for a holding vigil on campus last Friday without permission according to the school authorities.
One other student who was allegedly manhandled by the internal security is currently on admission at the KNUST hospital.
The KNUST management however justified the arrests.
The University’s Public Relations Officer, Kwame Yeboah, told reporters that the affected students did not seek permission before undertaking the vigil, contrary to the rules of the university.
By ADR Daily Newsdesk