At the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has given notice that it will vehemently oppose the elimination of the Junior Common Room (JCR) system (KNUST).
Following recent campus violence, the university’s administration declared that the JCR system would be eliminated.
As a result of the decision, there won’t be any student elections for hall executives at the school.
Additionally, any student who is caught harbouring a rusticated, dismissed or former student of the school will be dismissed. The sanctions were contained in a statement communicating the decision of management following the chaos that erupted at the school last week.
But speaking in an interview on Morning Starr on Starr FM Monday, the President of the National Union of Ghana(NUGS) Dennis Appiah Larbi Ampofo in condemning the move by the Management of KNUST said the decision has dire consequences that if not handled well may threaten the peace on campus.
â€œI think that all well-meaning Ghanaians have a responsibility to play in this issue not only NUGS. We would as much as we can vehemently oppose this and will continuously draw the attention of not just University management but the National Security of the State. This is a huge red flag and this is huge grounds for something that may not be easily managed on campus if we are not careful.â€
â€œAs we use lawful means to resist this, we call on civil society, actors, and stakeholders in the educational sector that this is not good for all of us. We have unscrupulous students who already want grounds to foment trouble and if we are not careful, weâ€™ll be giving them more grounds and room to misbehave,â€ he added.