The office of the Legal Affairs commission of KNUST SRC has concluded plans to cut off clause 4 in the Student’s
Guide which seeks to restrain students from embarking on demonstrations or protests.
Clause 4, states; “ to forsake myself in taking part in any form of processions, demonstrations, protests or other gatherings organised for the purposes of protesting any policy of the University except where the same is authorized by the vice chancellor of the University’ barred students form embarking on demonstrations”.
The legal Affairs commissioner says this agendum was materialized following a series of follow ups to the university administration and solicitors arguing that clause 4 in the Student’s guide was unconstitutional and goes contrary to article 2(1) d of Ghana’s constitution, which guarantees freedom of demonstration.
The legal Affairs commissioner, however, cautions that students remain liable for causing destruction to university property when their demonstrations turn sour and advises aggrieved students to inform the Dean of Students before carrying out such demonstrations.
The legal Affairs commission, Nana Akwasi Awuah Spoke with Focus fm’s Bright Habita.