KNUST to admit over 20,000 Free SHS students


The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST, is undertaking a massive physical infrastructural expansion.

This is to create extra space to admit more of pioneers of the government’s flagship education programme, the Free Senior High School from next year September.

The space being created will accommodate about 23,000 successful beneficiaries of the free SHS for the 2020-2021 Academic Year compared with the intake of nearly 12,000 students this year.

These came to light during a media tour of the project sites at the University in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.

Responding to this, Acting University Relations Officer, James Oberko said KNUST will have no problem admitting more students.

He said the university has expanded its infrastructure and will be in a position to admit 23, 000 more students next year (2020).

Currently, KNUST has a student population of just about 55,000, Mr. Oberko further revealed.

“KNUST set off to increase access to the University by expanding its infrastructure and as you’ve seen from our visit, we’ve done a lot and we’ve a lot. We are almost close to finalizing it and when all the infrastructure are set, KNUST will be in a position to admit about 23,000 more students,” he said following a media tour to inspect some infrastructural projects in the school.

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