Students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology are demanding the cancellation of mid-semester examination due to the spread of coronavirus.
The examination which has been scheduled for this week may not take place as a large section of the student body have kicked against it though no case has been recorded in the school.
The students, as usual, have taken to social media to protest, the hashtag #cancelKNUSTmidsem –at the time of this publication, is trending at #2.
A communique was released via the official handle of the KNUST SRC Parliamentary Council of a meeting with the school’s authorities “to discuss and forward our position on the risk analysis of the Coronavirus and the way forward for KNUST students.”
We have been monitoring and listening to the conversation all over and we want to assure students to hold their trust and interest in us. We will always put the sole interest of students at the forefront of any high level discussion.
Signed: Rt. Hon. Asamoah Hunvilla
— KNUST SRC PARLIAMENTARY COUNCIL (@src_parliament) March 15, 2020
Here are some reactions from the students
❗Please let's save our future leaders.
Health over Education
We can do this…… ❗#CancelKNUSTMidsem
— BiG SaM🇬🇭 (@odditor_sam) March 15, 2020
2. This one wants to use Legon as care of
— Alpha… #StillWeRise (@LaudDePoet) March 15, 2020
Midsem cancelled dier make i start dey download my series 🤣🤣 the queens girls for come pull some . Something for kill man🤣🤣. #cancelKNUSTmidsem
— Knust lastborn (@AlafiaBenjamin1) March 15, 2020
This wonna SRC president di333 for real I personally hvnt seen anything be has done for us ei ABC. #cancelKNUSTmidsem
— Kharly Becca (@kharly_becca) March 15, 2020
Safety Safety Safety!!!!
This is all we want.
Hadn't it being the virus we would write the exam in peace
We know we ain't to decide for you but sake of safety, help prevent any spread cause we don't know where and when it's gonna start in Kumasi🙏 @knust_src #cancelKNUSTmidsem
— Kumasi Commando🐐🏆 (@Asaberesolomon1) March 15, 2020
— YaaZo (@IngLiv) March 15, 2020
7. Squad really don’t want to write this exam
Please all those who volunteered to cough tomorrow (coughers) must take note that there would be rehearsal today at 5 pm at the Parade Grounds.
All must be there.#Savinglives#Cancelknustmidsem
— kitobruce ♡ (@KNUST_SARKODIE) March 15, 2020
8. Now it’s getting personal
So the KNUST SRC still haven’t said anything..these people really FOOL!!#cancelKNUSTmidsem
— KNUST WIFI📶 (@KwesiClit) March 15, 2020
A suggestion, we can write the midsem behind close doors #CancelKNUSTMidsem
— Agana DOMINIC (@DominicAgana) March 15, 2020
ABC do you know about the number of confirmed cases in Kumasi alone? Are you going to allow them increase our risk to contact this virus by writing this midsem? #cancelKNUSTmidsem
— Medusah (@ophelia_kledge) March 15, 2020