Students of the University of Ghana have expressed mixed feelings ahead of some initiatives by the Acting executives of the University of Ghana Students Representative Council (UGSRC) planned for the second semester of the 2020/2021 acedmic year
These initiatives include a pageant dubbed, “Face of Legon” and raising the muscle standard, “Legon’s Strongest”.
The Acting executives of the UGSRC is expected to blow GHC 27,000 this year on these two initiatives.
Sources available to UniversNews revealed that the amount serves as the prize money for the winners and the second and third place holders in these contests.
A total of GHC 18,000 to be expended on the Face of Legon pageant and GHC 8,000 on Legon’s Strongest.
This plan, however, did not sit well with a cross-section of students of the school as they took to Twitter to register their concerns.
It's pity sometimes when tertiary is rather doing this. They can even use this peageantry as a mean to raise funds to continue or start a proper project but not to waste money on it. I believe in leadership that leaves legacies and names behind
— John Logosu (@JohnLogosu2) June 16, 2021
What's the wisdom in this so-called initiative?
I bet this is just to create a detour from an 'ulterior' motive, otherwise there is virtually no plausible foundation for this. Completely wasteful !
— PrinceSemekor (@PrinceSemekor) June 16, 2021
Aside the money, how many people can even have fun within that meagre period for studies?
Assignments upon assignments, test and quizzes, etc. and you'll expect me to actually take time off to audition for this program and expect a high turnout of students? 6 weeks oh bro, 6!🥺💔
— Frank Tsikata🍃 (@tsikata__) June 16, 2021
While some urged the acting executives to channel this amount of money into solving other pertinent issues on campus, others appealed for a fixing of the SRC with the #FixUGSRC
With half the student population at home(Level 200s and 300s) and another half 400s(who have 6 weeks to finish school and struggling with their thesis with back WiFi networks and other issues) and level 100s(who have started on hard mode, these is the least priority.) #FixUGSRC https://t.co/ackv9xY2jI
— Father Anthony (@fatheranthoni) June 16, 2021
What is Face of Legon?
Face of Legon is a pageant which is organized by the University of Ghana SRC to crown one lady as the Face of the University based on her peculiar skills, confidence, hard work, and passion to solve a problem in society.
The competition was last held in 2019 and saw Nsroma emerge as the winner.
However, due to COVID-19, it was not held last year.