The Queen Elizabeth II hall of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is leaving no stone unturned to redefine itself and erase the erroneous impression that its hall week celebrations is always a fiasco.
Residents of this hall, also called Royals, over the years, have heavily laid strictures on their executives for lacking creativity and for organizing pedestrian and insipid hall weeks robbing residents of the value for their money.
As a mixed hall, some of the male residents have denied their affiliation to the hall due to its jejune nature. Male residents have also suffered incessant mockery for parading themselves as Royals.
Many have suggested that it should be converted to all female like the Queen Elizabeth II hall in the University of Ibadan in Nigeria.
Last year during its 50 anniversary, which many had expected to celebrate it with pomp and pageantry, the story was not different with some continuing students wailing that the hall has gone mad again.
The hall, which was opened by the Duke of Edinburgh in November 1959 and named after Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain becomes the cynosure during the Royal Gathering; a programme which brings all proud Royals to celebrate and reminisce the wedding ceremony of Prince Charles.
Though the week celebration will be in March, attires for the week activities and school uniforms of Senior High Schools have already been displayed on the hall’s notice board. Banners, poster, flyers have also flooded the hall.
Residents, this semester, were welcome by a digital banner with the inscription “Bak to Skuul,” a programme which enables students to reminisce the Senior High School days.
Last semester, a seven member committee was formed to plan activities of the hall week coupled with the acquisition of Public Address systems will also add taste to the menu.
As the hall turns 51 this semester, residents are expecting unprecedented programmes with smiles and hope that the hall will see better days.
Focus fm, KNUST