Executives of the Student Representative Council (SRC)of the University of Environment and Sustainable Development (UESD), Somanya in the Eastern Region have attended a two-day leadership workshop held at the Senior Member’s Cafeteria on campus.
The workshop which was aimed to equip the leaders on the operations and procedures of the University was organised by the Management of the University. The resource persons were some Senior Members of the University? They took them through: financial management, risk management, emotional intelligence, assets management, and use of facilities on campus among other topics.
In the first presentation, the Director at the Department of Physical Development and Estate Management, DPDEM, Dr. Isaac Abbam, touched on the maintenance culture of UESD, assets management practices, and the use of facilities on campus. Dr. Abbam asserted the responsibility of students to proper management of the ultra-modern facilities of UESD and advised them to be upright custodians.
In his presentation, the Director of Finance, Mr. Baffour Awuah-Kwabi who took the students through financial and risk management, explained the processes involved in the management of student finances. He also introduced the students’ leadership to the financial instruments available to them in their choice of investments and the preparation of budget, cashbook, and bank reconciliation statement.
On the second day, the Director of Internal Audit, Dr. Emmanuel Opoku-Ware schooled the students’ leadership on the role of Internal Audit in the University setup. He explained that the main function of an Audit office in the University is to ensure that monies are effectively and efficiently spent by following laid down procedures. He said, auditors, ensure that the procurement of goods and services follow established laid down procedures. The Head of the Procurement Unit, Mr. Razak Mohammed took the students through the preparation of a procurement plan and the procurement process for contracts and the channels of communication.
Taking her turn, the Dean of Students, Dr. (Mrs.) Daniella Delali Sedegah took the students’ leadership through student governance and collective accountability issues. Dr. Sedegah encouraged them towards achieving a common goal. She reminded them to also be accountable to their colleagues.