Two students of the Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science and Technology (KNUST) are reportedly on admission in the hospital, after they were stabbed during the recent clashes between two male hostels in the school. Many also sustained different degrees of injuries. According to some reports, one of them was cut in the palm by another believed to be a student, and the other was stabbed repeatedly at the back.
The otherinjured students have since been treated and discharged from the hospital while the two stabbed victims are still on admission. According to reports, there has been rivalry between the two halls for years but an argument between students of the two halls who met at the Republic Hall degenerated into the clashes.
Although the KNUST authorities have not accepted claims of these clashes, it is still unclear what ignited the clashes. Deputy Registrar of the University Relations Office, Vincent Ankamah Lomotey’s statement suggested that the two students were injured on different occasions.
‘What you heard was the truth but it really wasn’t a clash between two halls. On Monday at dawn, one student who was coming from the SRC hostel went towards Unity Hall and was cut by another student, so he had a cut in his palm and he couldn’t identify the attackers but the security is investigating” he said speaking to the media.
He however, said that the situation has calmed down, and that the cases have been referred to the police. He equally said security on campus has been increased with military patrols.The school authorities from these incident of course need to beef up security in the school, although Mr Lomotey said the school’s security system is quite efficient.
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We do acknowledge that we need to beef up our security and if you come out after 10 pm and you go round the campus, you are likely to come round and see security patrols; that is military patrols together with campus security personnel,” he added.
The Deputy Registrar also said the two stabbed students are both in a stable condition.