A United Front of Male Halls in the country, in an attempt to end unhealthy rivalries, has pledged to promote a healthy relationship amongst themselves.
The group comprising of University Hall, Commonwealth Hall, Unity Hall and Casely Hayford Hall, said the rivalry has over the years weakened its core values and have shattered the dreams of most students, hence the need to form a common bond.
Addressing the media on Friday in Accra, Samuel Sadat Saeed Afari, Former General Secretary of Katanga at the University of Science and Technology, said “this conference has ushered us into one fraternity in an attempt to halt these unhealthy rivalries. In view of this, the male hall fraternities throughout the country, with the aid of Young Africans for Opportunities, will deliberate and consider possible plans of forming an all-male halls fraternity.”
He disclosed that a general platform would be created to bridge the communication gap between these halls.
According to him, the fruition of this platform will offer other rivalry halls the opportunity to attend programs of other sister halls without fear of being injured.
The conversion of male halls became necessary due to the rivalry between University Hall (Katanga) and Unity hall.
Though the decision by management has been met with stiff opposition by members of the two halls, authorities have maintained that the move is to give 50 percent of the space to female students.
However, the group believes the move by the University authorities is a political attempt to convert the two halls into mixed halls under the beguiling intents of promoting female education.
“The attempt to convert these male halls is solely to facilitate managements’ dictatorial regimes across our universities since the SRC, NUGS and USAG have failed as students’ mouthpieces. As was attempted in UCC and UG, the current happenings in KNUST if not overruled, will make our wards orphans in KNUST because when the going gets tough, it is these halls that lead the emancipation call,” the group mentioned.
Mr. Saeed Afari further called on all members in the male halls across the country, student associations to support the course.
“As a wake-up call, we are calling on NUGs, SRCs as well as USAG to revisit their core objectives by serving students interest, the conversion of Katanga and Unity halls is no different,” he stressed.
By: Emmanuel Yeboah Britwum