by: michael eli dokosi /

Hundreds of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) freshers who couldn’t secure any of the traditional halls as residences are reportedly stranded in Kumasi with some sleeping in the cold.

The freshers contend, the private hostel’s charge of GH¢2000.00 is beyond them and their parents hence their predicament.

The worrying trend of first year students being saddled with huge rents across the various universities because of the non-availability of space at the traditional halls requires urgent attention by all stakeholders as the private hostels filling in the gap operate chiefly for the rich.

KNUST authorities say, the school had an overflow of fresher intake compounding the accommodating challenge.

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