KNUST Suspends Reopening Over Ebola Threat

KNUSTGhana’s premier science and technology tertiary institution, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has indefinitely suspended its reopening following a recent scare of the deadly Ebola virus disease in the sub-region.

According to a statement issued by the University and signed by the registrar, Mr. Kobby Yebo-Okrah on Monday, the suspension of the University’s reopening for the 2014/2015 academic year was to enable the University to prepare adequately for reopening in view of the University Teachers’ Association of Ghana (UTAG) Industrial Action and the Ebola Scare in the West Africa Region.

The University was hitherto expected to reopening for the start of the academic year on 15th and 22nd August 2014 for sophomores and continuing students respectively.

Earlier last week, the University of Cape Coast (UCC) also indefinitely postponed its reopening date over the ongoing strike of its lecturers who are members of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG).

Members of UTAG have since July this year embarked on a strike action to demand Book and Research allowances owed them by government.

Authorities of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology are therefore advising students are to hold themselves in readiness for the new reopening dates which may come at short notice.

Jonas Nyabor

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