SRC Executives Call on Minister for Information

The leadership of the Students' Representative Council (SRC) has paid a courtesy call on the Minister for Information, Hon. Mustapha Abdul Hamid, at his office in Accra. The visit was intended to congratulate the minister on his appointment and introduce the newly-elected SRC officials. Receiving the SRC delegation, Hon. Mustapha Hamid expressed gratitude to the executives for the visit and honour done him. He advised the executives to come up with educative programmes that would empower and build the capacities of students. The Minister, who is a former UCC SRC president, advised the student leaders to bring innovation and quality leadership to bear on the students' front. “Don’t just come and do what people have been doing over the years, you need to leave a lasting legacy," he cautioned. Hon. Hamid also disclosed that he had contacted the University of Istanbul and Sinop University which had shown interest to collaborate with UCC concerning lecturers and students exchange programmes. The Minister said he appealed to the authorities at Sinop University to extend similar assistance to other Ghanaian universities. The Minister also noted that he had informed the Head of the Department of Theatre Arts, Dr. Vitus Nanbigne, to apply to the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) for an Amphitheatre and promised to ensure that the facility was constructed on campus. He reaffirmed his unalloyed support to SRC programmes and initiatives. "If you are doing any projects or programmes that you need support from anywhere in Ghana, as far as I'm still on this seat, we can use our influences to help," he assured the SRC executives. For his part, the SRC President, Mr. Henry Tony Arthur thanked the Minister for the warm reception accorded the delegation. He appealed to the Minister to use his good offices to get a Pick-Up vehicle for the UCC Security Section to complement night patrol on campus and the “Diaspora".