The University of Environment and Sustainable Development, (UESD) has sworn into office its new set of Student’s Representative Council, (SRC) Executives. This was at a short ceremony held in the Auditorium of the Multipurpose Building. It was witnessed by members of the University community. Some of the old executives were retained.
Esther Appah is the new President of the seven-member SRC Executive which has Kelly Amponsah DeGraft as Vice-President, Joseph Kofi Oshiakor – Finance Officer, Flavianne Fianko-Yirenkyi – General Secretary, Bertha Agyeiwaa Owusu – Women’s Commissioner, Abigail Morkporkpor Norvor- Public Relations Officer, Jessica Amuand – Organizing Secretary (retained), Organizing Secretary (retained), Kwesi Menlah Nyankeh – Sports Coordinator.
The Registrar, Mrs. Mary Abena Agyepong swore the incoming executives into Office and urged them to be guided by the rules and regulations that govern the University.
The outgoing President’s speech was delivered by the Vice-President, Abena Kyeiwaa Gyamfi. She outlined some of the successes the team had chalked over the past two years including: ensuring the prudent financial management of their funds, securing commuter bus services for students in collaboration with Management, and presented to management a draft students handbook on their rights, duties, and responsibilities.
In her acceptance speech, the newly elected President, Miss Appah, expressed appreciation to her colleague students for the confidence reposed in them to serve. She also expressed gratitude to the Vice-Chancellor and Management of the University for their immense contribution towards the establishment and development of the student body. She said, it is her administration’s interest to see to the welfare and development of every student at UESD. She pledged her team’s will to continue with the works of their predecessors.
Addressing the students, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nyarko-Sampson commended the immediate past executives for their efforts in getting the student body to function. He encouraged the new executives to rise above challenges in order to achieve success. He said, as a human institution, it is prudent to be circumspect in handling students’ issues and so they should be proactive in seeking advice and resort to peaceful resolution of conflicts between students and Management, other than resorting to demonstrations and violence.
The Vice-Chancellor continued that junior members (students) are perceived as clients of a university and it is the prerogative of Management and staff of the institution to see to it that they are given the best of services such as teaching, career guidance and counseling.
He reiterated the UESD HOPE agenda of instilling in the students the core values of the University which are Honesty, Opportunity, Persevere, and Enterprising.
The new Executives of the Junior Common Room (JCR) of the University were also sworn into office with some retained. Mr. Bernard Akowuah was retained as the President, Miss. Tiwaa Perpetual – JCR Vice-President, (retained), Mr. Augustine Nana Obour Jnr. – JCR Organiser, (retained), Miss Barbara Osei Mensah – JCR Secretary, (retained), Eunice Badu – JCR Vice-President and Mr. Kenneth Samuel Odoom – JCR Treasurer
Present at the handing over were the Heads of Department of Sustainable Development and Policy, Dr. Michael Tuffour & General Studies, Dr. Nuworzar Kugbe who had some words of advice for the new executives.
The moderator was the Dean of Students, Dr. (Mrs) Daniella Sedegah.