There are six halls of residence on the list of halls in KNUST currently. We shall take a look at all the individual halls and some of the facts you must know about them.
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology came into existence way before Gold Coast became Ghana. Since then, it has accommodated and groomed many dignitaries.
We shall be taking a look at the list of halls in KNUST and some of the amazing facts about them.
Halls in KNUST
There are six residential halls at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. These halls when considering living conditions at the university are the first places to look.
You can not talk about living conditions without talking about the individual halls in KNUST. Let us take a look at the individual halls and some of the things you must know about them.
African Hall (Domites)
African Hall is one of the best halls in KNUST. The hall used to be a ladies-only hall until 2018 when it became a mixed hall. The residents are known as the Domites.
This whole was open for students since 1967 and has housed students every academic year. There are up to 192 habitable rooms in the entire building.
The hall has a minimarket, kitchen, salon, chapel, basketball court, games room, laundry, and an internet cafe. All these facilities help make living in the African Hall very easy.
Queen Elizabeth II Hall (Royals)
Queen Elizabeth II Hall or Queen’s Hall as it is simply called was named in honor of Great Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. The building was opened officially by the Duke of Edinburg in 1959. However, the Queen herself visited the hall in 1961 when she visited Ghana.
The hall has 294 habitable rooms with facilities including a study room, gym, market, chapel, salon, and tennis court.
The residents of this hall are known as the Royals.
Univeristy hall or Katanga Hall as it is known by most people is one of the oldest halls in KNUST. The whole was built in 1961 to commemorate Kumasi College of Technology’s promotion to university status.
The hall had 198 habitable rooms that housed only male students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Flats were built later in addition to the main hall to accommodate more students and has since 2018 become mixed students hall.
There facilities including games room, communication center, gym, salon, market, etc to make the residents live a comfortable life.
Unity Hall (Continental)
Unity Hall or Twin Tower as it is popularly known is believed to be if not the largest, then one of the largest capacity halls in KNUST. The building has 448 habitable rooms and facilities including a business center, communication center, well-stocked market, game room, basketball court, boutique, etc.
Unity hall housed only male students until 2018 when it was converted into a mixed hall. The residents fo this hall is known as “Continental” or “Conti” for short.
The Republic Hall was dedicated to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology after Ghana achieved Republic status in 1960. The building has 198 habitable rooms which housed only male students until 1991 when female students started coming in.
Many facilities include a study room, gym, market, chapel, salon, and tennis court.
Independence Hall (Spartans)
Independence Hall is also one of the special halls in KNUST dedicated after a special event. This particular hall was officially opened in 1959 to commemorate Ghana’s independence achievement in 1957.
The Independence hall has 198 habitable rooms which house both male and female students. The residents of this hall are known as the “Spartans”.
The hall has modern facilities including a study room, gym, market, chapel, salon, and tennis court.