The Students Representative Council of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA, SRC) has warned politicians who have made it a ritual to invade the congresses of NUGS through student agents to desist from such acts.
The warning has become necessary ahead of the Council’s annual delegates congress which is currently being planned.
A release jointly signed by the Local NUGS President at GIMPA, Mr James Deku and the SRC President, Ernest Burke, says such partisan political manipulation of the affairs of NUGS has led to the total defiance of the Union’s aim of promoting and safeguarding the interest of the over seven million Ghanaian students.
“The current state of the union makes us wonder if really this has been the union that radically kick against undesirable government policies such as the introduction of the Prevention Detention Act (PDA) of CPP, the demonstration against the monotony of the free rice and chicken meal in the premier university halls of residence under the Progress Party under Dr. Busia among many others,” the release stated.
“There is no inch of doubt that the image of NUGS continues to sink as controversies and legal battles are being the norm rather than rallying students to demand a better educational system with adequate infrastructure to promote quality learning.
“The media has brought to the limelight various educational challenges confronting Ghanaian students such as basic school pupils sleeping on their stomach to write, crossing rivers to access education, astronomical hikes in school fees among other numerous challenges which needed to be championed by NUGS,” it further stated.
The statement calls on all local NUGS secretariat and SRCs across all the various campuses in Ghana to rise for the Union and wean itself of political elements ganging the effectiveness of the Union.