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Al You Need To Know About University Hall – Katanga

Al You Need To Know About University Hall – Katanga

The University Hall was called to honor the Kumasi College of Technology’s promotion to full university status on August 22, 1961. It is a male-only Hall. The main hall has 198 rooms (excluding flats), while the annex has 95. It is commonly referred to as “KATANGA.”

Facilities include a games room, a gym, a chapel, an Internet cafe, a mini-store, a communication center, a barbershop, a kitchen that serves food, and so on. Katanga has an incredibly popular Junior Common Room.

How University Hall Got Its Name KATANGA

Many people believe Katanga is the true name of KNUST’s first all-male hall. The hall’s official name is The University Hall, and it first opened on January 19, 1963. Let’s take a ride down memory lane and find out how the hall got its name, Katanga.

The Congo crisis was at its apex at the time the hall opened. Katanga, a province of Congo, was attempting to secede from the newly independent state. The province believed it was responsible for more than half of Congo’s revenue and therefore needed to be independent.

As a result, the first students of the University Hall called the building KATANGA after the rich mineral resources of the Katanga province. This was an effort to depict the hall’s affluent character in terms of its tenants and graduates.

However, there has been a misunderstanding over the years that the Katanga name was chosen as an influence from the province’s rebellious existence. This is due to the participation of a few fellows in scandalous activities on and off the KNUST campus.

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Services and Amenities

  • Sports Center or Gym
  • Parking place
  • Personal restroom
  • TV lounge on the balcony
  • Eatery
  • Room for research
  • WiFi is available for free.
  • Electricity and water
  • Backup generator

 

Social Media: @KantataHall

Facebook: University Hall Katanga

Twitter: @katangese

Locate Us: Campus of KNUST in Kumasi

 Source: www.KNUSTconnect.Com

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Management Of KNUST Runs From The Cut-Throat Hostels Fee

Management Of KNUST Runs From The Cut-Throat Hostels Fee

Management Of KNUST Runs From The Cut-Throat Hostels Fee

The Management of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has caved into pressure and protests from students from the authorities to drastically reduce the cut-throat hostel rentals in the country’s biggest technology university.

Angry students of the school had today mounted a protest on the campus over what they described as extreme hikes in private hostel fees.

Rents for hostels range between GHC 2,000 and GHS5,000 for one academic year.

This prompted protests earlier on Friday, July 16, 2021, from students, who threatened to resist any further exploitation of students by private hostels.

Some of them took to social media to complain over the issue using the hashtag, #FixKnustHostelPrices.

Consequently, the school’s management was forced to agree with the students. In a frantic statement issued shortly after the student demonstration, the school issued a statement agreeing with the students that the recent hikes in hostel fees were excessive.

“Our investigation shows that indeed some private hostels, off-campus, have increased their rentals between 20% and 94%,” said KNUST Management.

“…the Dean of Students has identified those specific hostels and have started engaging them on the possible reduction of same,” the statement read.

According to the management of KNUST, hostels under the Private Hostels Association (PHA) “have increased their rentals not exceeding 12% as agreed with the University,” adding that the hostels the students are protesting are not under the PHA and thus not recognized by the school.

The management claims to curb hostel profiteering by private sharks, KNUST is discussing with three private investors for the construction of hostels beginning next academic year.

“Management wishes to assure the general student body and the public that every effort is being made to provide decent and secure accommodation for students on campus.”

Source: www.KNUSTconnect.Com

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KNUST Students Stage A Massive Demo Over Gh¢10,000 Hostel Fees For Students

KNUST Students Stage A Massive Demo Over Gh¢10,000 Hostel Fees For Students

KNUST Students Stage A Massive Demo Over Gh¢10,000 Hostel Fees For Students

Hundreds of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) students gather to protest against an increase in their hostel fees and other charges on campus.

The majority of the students who gathered to march the massive demonstration are with the fear that they might be forced to quit their university education as a result of the increasing hotel fees on the campus.

Currently, students pay approximately ¢2,000 to ¢5,000 as hostel fees per semester. If owners of these private hostels go ahead with another increase that figure could go up to ¢10,000.

Fredmak Hostel - KNUST

Fredmak Hostel – KNUST

KNUSTconnect further investigations brought to book that students might even pay more in the subsequent semesters.

Hundreds of KNUST students protesting against an increase in their hostel fees are begging the school authorities to do something about this menace.

“I can’t afford to pay more as my hostel and mess charges. If the order is not rolled back, the only option before me is to quit studies,” – one of the students told GhanaCNN.com

Friday protest

On Friday, as hundreds of KNUST students were preparing to march to the Rent Control Department at Amakom in Kumasi, they were initially stopped by armed police officers. Others vented their anger on social media platforms with a campaign dubbed; #FixHostelFeesNow.

The placard-wielding protesters who have formed the Concerned Students of KNUST, later marched to the office of the Dean of Students to present a petition to management.

Source: www.KNUSTconnect.Com

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KNUST Survey: Where Do The University Students Live During The School Semester Year?

Where Do The University Students Live During The School Semester Year?

According to KNUSTconnect survey been conducted, the following findings were revealed in relation to the place Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) students stay.

The findings are:

  • 38% in a privately rented house or flat
  • 27% in the parental home
  • 2% in other property owned by student or their family
  • 19% on university or college halls, flats, or houses
  • 6 percent own a home
  • A friend’s property is worth 1% of the total.
  • 4 percent in privately-owned residence halls
  • 3% for property rented from a council or a housing association

Source: www.KNUSTconnect.Com

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