The leadership and members of the Students Representative Council (SRC) of the Ghana School of Surveying and Mapping (GSSM) and have expressed gratitude to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for intervening on their behalf when attempts were made to take away close down the school and the school land taken away from them.
Addressing journalists yesterday, June 14, 2017, the National President of the Ghana Union of Professional Students (GUPS), Mr Bismark Gyamfi, stated that President Akufo-Addo’s timely gesture is a demonstration of his commitment to the educational wellbeing of the citizenry.
They emphasized their trust in President Akufo-Addo to restore all lost materials needed to enable bring the school back on its feet.
President Akufo-Addo’s actions follow a petition by the leadership of the SRC of the GSSM on Wednesday, May 17,2017 asking him to intervene by preventing the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Mr John Peter Amewu from closing down the Ghana School of Surveying and Mapping which is currently the only active one in West Africa.
The petition asked President Akufo-Addo to help resolve the whole impasse and save the school lands from being sold by the Ministry of lands and Natural Resources.
Mr Gyamfi said not only did the President listened to their plea against the closure of the school, but a new board has also been formed to govern the day to day activities of the school, among others.
He said they are confident and hopeful that the brouhaha surrounding the land of the School will be properly addressed under President Akufo-Addo and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration.
He has therefore admonished all students across the African continent, especially Ghana to take a cue from this struggle.
“We the petitioners admonish all student leaders across the African continent, and most especially Ghana to take a cue from this struggle, as Students activism continues to be a great instrument at our disposal, which aids us to fight our course and make us more relevant to both our constituents and all stakeholders especially the government,” he stated.
Source: Theresa Adezewa Ayittey || ghananewsonline.com.gh