Katanga Hall conversion: Old students petition Akufo-Addo

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Old Students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) who are affiliated to the Katanga Hall have presented a petition to  President Akufo-Addo over the conversion of Katanga to a mixed hall.

Management of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has announced the authority’s decision to convert the Katanga Hall into a mixed hall.

According to the authorities of the school, this action is to give 50 percent of accommodation space to female students.

A former Resident and “Odifour” of Katanga Hall, Tei Mensah Abbey, who spoke to Ekourba Gyasi on Atinka AM Drive explained that  the decision is a mere ploy to disrupt what he described as the “positive vibration” of the hall.

According to him, the feeling of belonging to a strong and influential male hall is in itself a morale booster which helps student residents of the hall to excel in academics.

“I believe our all male culture has  something that should not be taken from us. UCC has Casford hall, University of Ghana has Commonwealth Hall. This decision by the KNUST is ridiculous and uncalled for,” he said.

He added that the school authorities are at liberty to convert some of the mixed halls to an all-female to achieve the 50 percent of female accommodation space it wants to achieve.

Ghana | Atinkaonline.com | Vivian Adu Boatemaa