Some students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have kicked against the decision by the school’s management to ban gambling and sports betting on campus.
Management has served notice that students found engaging in the practice will be rusticated for a year. The decision was arrived after an academic board meeting held last Thursday, May 2.
A source at the board of the school told Ultimate FM “ the University or any of its department hereafter shall not accept any donation or sponsorship package from any betting company for any program on the Science and technology campus.
“The University Information Technology Service (UITS) has hence been instructed to block all betting websites from the University’s WIFI accessible to all students’’.
Management believes gambling among students on campus is gaining roots and distracting them from their core objective.
But some aggrieved students say they are ready to challenge the move by the KNUST Management and will find a way to still bet by buying their own data as that is the only way they make money to take care of their education.
“This attempt by the school is not enough, you block it on the wi fi side but I get my own money and I can do it myself. This is actually the dumbest thing I’ve heard so far, my mother and father are no more and bet has been the only good thing that has ever happened to me,” a student said.
“Sometimes you need money to do something but you don’t know where to get the money and let’s say you have your last GHC5 or GHC10 you can use to bet and when the light shines you can get GHC100 or GH50 for the week,” another student stated.