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List of KNUST Halls of Residence and History

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has Six main Halls of residence and a number of other hostels on the University Campus. All the Six Halls of residence are mixed (Male and Female). Let’s look at the KNUST hall list and some fascinating information about each one. Below are a list of the Halls of residence in KNUST. Aside from these residence halls, there are a substantial number of private hostel facilities around the universities’ Kumasi and Obuasi campuses for freshmen and continuing students who require off-campus accommodation.

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Unity Hall – The Continental

Halls of Residence in KNUST
Unity Hall

Unity Hall, also known as “The Twin Towers,” is the largest hall, with 448 rooms and 36 extra flats. It was once an all-male hall until August 1st, 2018, when it was converted to a mixed hall.

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The hall has internet café, a communication and business center, a basket ball court, a games room, a boutique and gift store, a barbering salon, a kitchen that serves food, and a shopping mall with a well-stocked supermarket are all available. Members of Unity hall are known as “Continentals” or “Conti” for short.

Queen Elizabeth II or Queens Hall

Queens Hall

Queen Elizabeth II Hall, also known as Queen’s Hall, was named after Great Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. The Duke of Edinburgh officially opened the facility in 1959. Queen visited Ghana in 1961, she paid a visit to the hall. There are 294 usable rooms in the hall, as well as a study room, gym, market, chapel, salon, and tennis court. The Royals are the occupants of this hall.

Independence Hall – The Spartans

Independence Hall

Another unique KNUST hall, Independence Hall was created to recognize Ghana’s achievement of independence in 1957, this particular hall was opened in 1959.
The 198 livable rooms of Independence Hall can accommodate both male and female students. The “Spartans” are the residents of this hall. The hall is equipped with contemporary amenities such a study area, gym, tennis court, chapel, salon, and market.

Republic Hall

Republic Hall

After Ghana became a republic in 1960, the Republic Hall was dedicated to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. The hall has 198 rooms which used to be occupied only male students until 1991, when female students began to occupy them. There is a study area, gym, market, chapel, salon, and tennis court are among the many amenities.

University Hall or Katanga Hall

Katanga Hall

One of the oldest halls at KNUST is university hall, or Katanga Hall as it is commonly called. The entire structure was constructed in 1961 to mark Kumasi College of Technology’s elevation to the status of university.

The hall solely accommodated male students in the 198 usable rooms of the building. In order to accommodate additional students, flats were later added to the main hall, and in 2018 they converted it into a mixed-students hall. The facilities include games room, communication center, gym, salon, and market, among others.

African Hall – The Domites

African Hall

Among KNUST’s top halls is African Hall. Prior to becoming a mixed hall in 2018, the room was a ladies-only space. The locals are referred to as Domites. Every academic year, students have been accommodated in this building since it first opened to the public in 1967.

The overall structure has up to 192 livable rooms. A minimarket, kitchen, salon, chapel, basketball court, games area, laundry room, and internet café are all located in the hall. Living in the African Hall is quite convenient because to all of these amenities.

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