Regional news for Monday, January 10, 2022
The leadership of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), in collaboration with the school’s Student Representative Council (SRC), has stepped up measures to address the challenges that first-year students face in accessing to accommodation.
The university has reserved all traditional halls and hostels on campus for 100-level students pertaining to the 2021/2022 academic year as part of efforts to address permanent accommodation issues for first-year students .
According to the university, the decision was to verify the situation where freshmen are forced to pay exorbitant accommodation costs due to lack of accommodation.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Kwame Agyenim Boateng of OTEC News, SRC 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 at the Dean’s Office of Students to help students and parents who are still having difficulty finding accommodation.
“This year’s admissions process has been one of the best, as both University management and the SRC have taken the time to deal with all the small changes that students face to gain admission, especially accommodation. “, did he declare.
“The university before the admissions process opened created an online platform for all freshmen to help them with their housing issues, and I think the decision has really paid off. . “
Mr Abuah further noted that unlike in previous years where students were stranded and unstable with no hope of finding accommodation, the situation this year is very fluid due to the way the process was handled.
Michael Abuah, however, admitted that the university generally has an accommodation deficit and called on the school administration to resolve the issue.
He called on private entrepreneurs to invest in the development of hostels in and around the school, as the management of the establishment is ready to provide them with land.