The Concerned Tertiary Students of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) has brushed off claims by the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) that it engaged management of the Institute to rescind its deferral decision..
The students have argued that NUGS did not actively engage in any of the dialogues that informed GIJ management to reverse its decision which asked students to defer their programmes over late academic registration.
Speaking to UniversNews, member of the Concerned Tertiary Students of GIJ, Efo Korku Mawutor said it took the struggle of the students for management to backtrack its earlier decision.
According to Efo Mawutor, NUGS has derailed from its purpose of establishment and engage in other matters not favorable to the union.
“We cannot accept some supposed mother body organization taking glory were they didn’t work, and it is not about glory but liviing up to your expectation of mandate. NUGS was set up as a pressure group, NUGS was set up as a body to oppose issues concerning students that were not in favor of students, NUGS was set up as a revolutionary body.
“The NUGS we have today is so politicized, its become a dormant version of its former self. NUGS has become a white elephant that for me it is of no use to the student body and I must say it emphatically that NUGS did nothing to help in the fight,” he said.
Meanwhile, President of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS), Isaac Jay Hyde, has expressed worry over the issues raised by the Concerned Students.
“The first thing we do is to make contact with the school and when you get to the school, you are supposed to meet an SRC because that is your point of contact as a union. But as I speak to you, GIJ didn’t have an SRC and what we seek to do is to identify the persons involved in this issue and try to organize ourselves and have an arrow-head approach,” he rebutted.
Story by: Erica Adwoa Yeboah Adjei | universnewsroom.com