The National Youth Authority (NYA) has commended government for dissolving the governing council of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), saying ‘’ The action taken by Government since the disturbances began on the KNUST campus clearly depicts a government that takes the education of young people of this country seriously.’’
A statement issued by the Authority and copied to BestNewsGH.com and signed by the Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel Sin-nyet Asigri, also welcomed the formation of a new 7 member Interim Management Committee for the university under the chairmanship of Nana Effah Apenteng, who is the paramount Chief of Bompata Traditional area.
‘’As the mandated government agency for youth development in Ghana, it is our considered opinion that the Interim Management Committee will institute measures that will anticipate, prevent and respond more nimbly to the root causes of the incidence that led to the unfortunate closure of the university.’’ the statement noted.
It added that the Authority will continue to closely monitor events particularly on the KNUST campus and shall avail its good offices in ensuring the coherence, synergy and collective effectiveness of the relations between students and university management.
See below, the full text of the statement as issued by the Authority.