The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has been closed down indefinitely, authorities confirmed on Monday.
It follows a directive of Ghana’s President on measures to contain the deadly Coronavirus pandemic — which has claimed many lives amid lockdowns.
Management said in a statement that students are to leave campus within five days.
“Students are to leave campus from today, Monday, March 16 to Saturday, March 21, 2020 by 5:00 pm”, parts of the statement.
Residential Halls, the University added, would be under a lockdown after the said period has expired.
“International students are, however, allowed to stay until further notice”, the statement further indicated.
The University also advised staff and students to adhere to protocols as established by the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service.
KNUST joins other public universities who have since closed down as a measure to prevent the deadly Coronavirus.
So far six persons have tested positive of the Covid-19.
The sufferers included a student from the University of Ghana.
Government has since tightened travel restrictions to prevent the deadly disease from spreading.
By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH | Email: Joevica18@gmail.com