The 2016/2017 executives of the Student Representative Council (SRC) and Local Chapter of National Union of Ghana Students (LNUGS) have paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. D. D. Kuupole.
Explaining the purpose of the visit, the SRC President, Mr. Dennis Appiah Larbi-Ampofo said their presence in the Vice-Chancellors office was to formally introduce themselves and also discuss some pertinent issues affecting the welfare of students. He noted that upon assuming office, the executives had been working around the clock to ensure that students receive the best of service from the University. “We have had a smooth working relationship with management within this little period in office and it is our prayer that it continues this way,” he indicated.
Mr. Larbi-Ampofo asked the Vice-Chancellor to forgive them for their comments in the media concerning the imposition of utility tariff on students. He said they have reflected and regretted for their actions. He used the opportunity to wish the Vice-Chancellor a “belated happy birthday.”
Welcoming the team, the Vice-Chancellor expressed appreciation for the visit and assured them of management's support at all times. He commended them for realising their mistake and rendering apologies adding that “You have to examine issues and refer it to the appropriate offices for redress instead of jumping to the media.” He asked them to have confidence in management to deal with issues confronting students.
Prof. Kuupole reminded the student leaders of their responsibility to contribute towards the growth of the University saying “If we destroy this institution, we’ll inherit it one day, it’s in our own interest to build on it or leave it the same way we came to meet it.” It is my expectation that my successor would also have a good working relationship with student leaders.
Some of the issues the student leaders raised at the meeting were the expansion of student’s clinic, flexible payment of fees and accommodation.
In attendance were the Registrar, Mr. John Kofi Nyan; Ag. Director, Directorate of Human Resources; Dr. Kwaku Gyasi Badu and Assistant Registrar, Office of the Vice-Chancellor, Mr. Oku-Afari Opoku.