KNUST resolves hosting issues for new entry


Regional news for Monday, January 10, 2022



All on-campus hostels have been booked to serve freshmen at KNUST

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) management, together with the school’s Student Representative Council (SRC), has stepped up measures to address the challenges freshmen face in accessing to accommodation.

The university has reserved all traditional halls and on-campus hostels for 100-level students reporting for the 2021/2022 academic year as part of efforts to resolve ongoing housing issues for freshmen. year.

According to the university, the decision was to check the situation where freshmen are forced to pay exorbitant accommodation fees due to a lack of accommodation.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Kwame Agyenim Boateng of OTEC News, RSC Chairman for KNUST Michael Abuah revealed that all hostels on campus have been reserved for freshmen.

He added that the school has also set up an office in the Dean of Students’ office to help students and parents who are still struggling to find accommodation.

“This year’s admissions process was one of the best as the University management and the SRC took the time to process all the small changes students face in gaining admission, especially housing” , did he declare.

“The university before the admissions process opened created an online platform for all freshmen to help them solve their accommodation problems, and I think the decision has really brought its fruits.”

Mr. Abuah further noted that unlike previous years where students are stranded and unsettled with no hope of securing accommodation, this year’s situation is very fluid due to the way the process was handled.

Michael Abuah, however, admitted that the university generally has a housing deficit and called on the school management to address the issue.

He called on private entrepreneurs to invest in the development of hostels in and around the school as the school management is ready to provide them with land.


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