The entertainment chairman for Independence Hall of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) says though this year’s hall week celebrations will follow the traditional programmes, there have been some modifications.
According to Mr. Kobina Amo-Aidoo, some of the programmes affected include “Bak to Skuul,” which has been replaced by “Inter-school rap and boggy battle” on Wednesday, “Akata and Swag Night or Talent Hunt” will replace Basket ball fiesta on Thursday.
Mr. Amo-Aidoo was, however, quick to add that the “Boxing Night,” which is a traditional programme and the trademark of the hall will stay on Friday.
The Premier hall, which was commissioned 1959, will be the first to celebrate its week in February.
In a build up towards the prodigious celebrations, the executives are organizing yet another programme dubbed “Face of Indece.” “Face of Indece,” which is entering its second year has received heavy participation and the executives have adopted it as part of the hall week celebrations.
The president of the hall, Mr. Gabriel Adehe explained that the motive behind the beauty pageant show is to encourage female participation. This, he explained that the programmes for the week celebrations, over the years, have been male dominated and the introduction of this programme has increased the confidence level of the ladies and their participation.
The week celebrations is expected to mollify Spatans of the sudden death that struck the hall following the collapse of a canopy walk way linking the eastern wing to the western wing of the hall killing a student and injuring another in April, 2010.