The Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K. T. Oduro has advised the executives of the Student Representative Council (SRC) and Local Chapter of National Union of Ghana Students of the University to always engage management in dialogue to address their grievances.
Prof. Oduro noted that the SRC, as an important stakeholder should always partner management to create an enabling environment for academic work in the University.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor gave this advice when the SRC/LNUGS executives paid him a visit. He entreated them to be circumspect with the information they put in the public domain, adding that “the Vice-Chancellor and management operate an open door policy so you can always approach us to discuss and resolve issues affecting the welfare of students.”
Prof. Oduro pointed out that as leaders of the student front, the SRC executives should join ties with management to raise the image of the universities noting that “we are in a competitive environment and therefore we need to be mindful of our actions.” He congratulated the executives of the 2016/2017 academic year and wished them well in their new leadership role.
Speaking at the meeting, the SRC President, Mr. Dennis Appiah Larbi-Ampofo said the visit was to formally introduce themselves as the new leaders of the UCC students. He thanked the management for the cooperation ever since they were inducted into office but apologised for their outburst in the media concerning the payment of utility tariffs by students. “We’ve regretted taking such action without recourse to management,” he pleaded and gave the assurance that they would live up to expectation whenever similar issue happens in the future.
Present at the meeting were the Registrar, Mr. John Kofi Nyan; Dean of Students Affairs, Prof. Koawo Edjah; Director, Directorate of Academic Affairs, Mr. Jeff Onyame and Director, Director of Public Affairs Major Kofi Baah Bentum (rtd).
Other executives who accompanied the SRC President were Miss Priscilla Assuming, Vice-President; Dorinda Bruce Acquah, Secretary; Dennis Nana Asare, Treasurer; Godwin Asamoah Mensah, Sports Secretary; Elvera Mawufemor Wagba, Coordinating Secretary and Felix Amihere, SRC Public Relations Officer.
The LNUGS included Awortwe Sagoe, President; Welhemina Bofla, Secretary and Josephine Aidoo, Women’s Commissioner.