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Packed Room System in UG Legon discouraged me – Blakk Rasta on Why he Chose KNUST over UG

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Blakk Rasta, a well-known musician and radio host, has explained why he chose Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology over all other Ghanaian universities.

Blakk Rasta was a guest on the inaugural episode of the KNUST Nyansapo Dialogue Series, a program created to close the communication gap between former students and present KNUST students. Blakk Rasta disclosed how he ended up at KNUST to earn his first degree during the event.

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He claimed to have applied to practically all the best tertiary institutions, among them Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, the University of Ghana, and UDS.

“I spent some time going through the other universities and have applied to almost all of them, all the major ones, the University of Ghana, University of Development Studies, and here KNUST. I got admission to all of them so I started testing University life at UDS in Navrongo.”

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The KNUST Alumnus explains why he left the University of Development Studies after paying admission fees and joining lectures for some time.

“In fact, in 1997, there were so many tsetse fly around putting people to sleep. That was one of the things that discourage me about the University and I ran out of it quickly.”

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According to him, it was easy for him to leave the University because they had a trimester while UG and KNUST were semesters.UDS started its academic year earlier ahead of UG and KNUST.

“The prestige of going to a science school was supreme. I went to the University of Ghana and I saw how they were packed in one room. So many students, their packed room system discouraged me the most.”

Blakk Rasta left the University of Ghana due to their packed room system, he revealed.

According to him, he was very happy to see how KNUST was at that time. ” When I came here( KNUST) and I saw the nice grasses and the people were environment conscious, I said that I have to be here”

Watch full interview here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmZDtPx3oIw

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