Some male students and alumni of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi have explained that the sexually provocative dressing style of female students on campus is the reason for their fierce rejection of the conversion of Katanga and Continental halls into mixed halls by the management of the institution.
According to a former President of Continental hall, Thomas Freeman, dressing of student females on campus is so poor that it attracts the attention of male students during lecture hours affecting their academic performance.
“If Katanga and Continental halls are made mixed halls, we will be distracted by the bad dressing of female students that is why we want these two halls to remain single-sex halls”, the KNUST alumnus explained in an interview monitored by MyNewsGh.com on a local radio station.
“If proper research had been done by authorities, they will know that converting male halls into mixed halls is a recipe for disaster for us”, Thomas Freeman stated.
Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the University, Mr. Kwame Yeboah has said, authorities will not rescind their decision to converting all halls into mixed halls despite rejection from the students and alumnus of Katanga and Continental halls.
“The halls and buildings of the University do not belong to any individual or past students so they cannot decide for the University”, the PRO pointed out in an interview with host, Aduanaba Kofi Asante Ennin.
“We are not threatened by any demonstration. Students can go ahead and demonstrate since they have their right to”, Mr. Kwame Yeboah stressed.