1. On Monday 22 October 2018, violence and extensive destruction of property was reported on the campus of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST ) following a demonstration by students of the University.
2. The Government of Ghana in light of the dire security situation intervened by closing down the University. dissolving the University Council and in its place, setting up an Interim Governing Council, The National Council for Tertiary Education on Thursday, October 25, 2018, also directed the KNUST Vice Chancellor to handover temporarily to the Pro Vice-Chancellor as pan of the emergency and interim measures. These measures were immediately necessary to restore order while preparing fora reopening of the University.
3. The Council was dissolved because Government holds it ultimately responsible for the failure of adequately manage internal matters of the University leading to a breakdown of law and order. The interim measures were necessary to protect lives and property.
4. On Monday 29th October 2018, Government requested the Chancellor of the University to Rod the next stops in reconstituting the University Council in accordance with the University’s statute and relevant laws. Council is expected to be reconstituted by Friday, November 2, 2018. The reconstituted Council will then take over from the Interim Governing Council.
5. The government has subsequently engaged with UTAG and updated the Association accordingly. UTAG has undertaken to restore services, corporate in resolution efforts and encourage other stakeholders to join resolution efforts.
6. In accordance with the earlier directive by the President of the Republic, the University is expected to re-open by November 8, 2018, for normal academic work to resume.