The government has named four persons that will represent them on the
yet to be reconstituted Governing Council of the Kwame Nkrumah
University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
The four are Nana Effah Appenteng, a retired diplomat and Omanhene
Bompata Traditional Area; Hilda Haggar Ampadu, an alumnus and public
health specialist; Steve Anoff Amoaning-Yankson, president of the Ghana
Institute of Engineers; and Mr Alex Quaynor, a private legal
The board which was expected to be reconstituted last Friday, November
2, 2018, never materialised as the KNUST branches of the Teachers and
Educational Workers Union (TEWU) and the University Teachers Association
of Ghana (UTAG) accused the Minister of state in charge of Tertiary
Education, Prof Kwesi Yankah, of interfering in the unions’ processes in
choosing their representatives on the council.
The Chancellor of the university, Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has
been leading the council reconstitution following its dissolution by the
government after students of the university rioted and vandalised the
campus over certain grievances, which included the assault of 10 of
their colleagues and an alumnus by the school’s internal security.