The executives of the Graduate Students Association of Ghana (GRASAG), UCC Chapter have paid a courtesy call on the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K. T. Oduro.
Explaining the purpose of the visit, the GRASAG President, Mr. Seth Odame-Mensah said the visit was to call on the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and also discuss some pertinent issues affecting graduate education at the University. The concerns raised included providing some support to enable them to complete their studies, getting accommodation for GRASAG Executives, Representation of GRASAG at the School of Graduate Studies Board, and the rate of completion of graduate education.
Mr. Odame-Mensah, on behalf of graduate students, thanked the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the platform given them and also commended management for a smooth working relationship. He also expressed gratitude to the management for always listening to their concerns and having good interaction with the students. He prayed that the cordial relationship between them would be maintained.
Welcoming the delegation, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor expressed appreciation for the visit and assured them of management's support at all times. He entreated them to always engage management in dialogue to address their grievances. ‘Management is committed to supporting the graduate education whenever the need arises because without the students there will be no university’’, he said.
Prof. Oduro said that management needed the support of students and therefore, they should feel free to consult management for redress. He said their approach should not only be militant but rather work together so that both could strategise in terms of what to do for the betterment of the university.
The Registrar, Mr. John Kofi Nyan on his part noted that “The University has regulations so you have to be circumspect on how you give information to the media, you have to refer issues to the appropriate offices of the University for redress.” He also asked the executives to have confidence in management to deal with issues confronting students. “We are partners so let us work together and let the motto of the university guide you”, he concluded.
Present were the Junior Assistant Registrar, Documentation and Information Section, Ms. Angela A. S. Ofori, GRASAG Vice-President, Maurean Adoma Mireku, Organiser, Ebenezer K. Armah Ansah and the Women’s Commissioner, Nancy Grace Baah.