NAPO fires back at Continental Hall Alumni

The Minister of Education is not worried he has been stripped off his affiliation to Unity Hall, popularly known as Continental Hall of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

Dr Mathew Opoku-Prempeh maintains that his membership of the hall ended after graduating from the university.

Alumni of Continental Hall have accused the Education Minister of not fighting to stop the conversion of the all-male hall into a mixed one.

What broke the camel’s back, they claim was the Minister’s letter to KNUST’s Council asking them not to convert only Kantanga Hall into a mixed hall.

This position, the Conti alumni argued amounted to a betrayal of the oath the Education Minister took while at the hall. They have, therefore, stripped him off the title of holding himself as an alumnus of the hall.

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In response, Dr Opoku-Prempeh said he was surprised because he had never associated himself with the hall.

“I have never been to Conti meeting because I did not know such a thing exists, so I’m surprised I have been stripped off,” he stated on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme, Tuesday.

NAPO, as he is popularly called, said two years before graduating from KNUST; he moved to Valco Hall at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital but “more importantly, I’m an alumnus of a university not a hall.”

The Education Minister said he cannot be blamed because he recommended both Katanga and Conti should not be converted but the final decision rests with the university council.

“Government said we disagree with the hall conversion policy but the university council took the final decision,” NAPO added.