The Students Representative Council (SRC) President of Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), Joseph Agbezuke, has named level 400 Journalism student, Emefa Sandra Dziwornu as Speaker of the SRC’s General Assembly for the 2019/2020 academic year.
Emefa Dziwornu was a member of Joseph Agbezuke’s campaign team that saw him elected as the leader of the students’ front of the school.
Her appointment is in line with Article 7, clause 4 subsection g (i) of the constitution of the Students’ Representative Council (SRC).
Ms. Dziwornu would be deputized by Diploma 2 Weekend student, Emmanuel Earl Aggrey.
Other persons appointed by Joseph Agbezuke include Level 300 Journalism student Adelaide Adu-Gyamfi as Lady Chief Justice.
The SRC has also appointed some 11 persons to form its Public Relations Bureau.
Similarly, 11 persons, including a former candidate in the 2018/2019 SRC Presidential election, Fauzu Masawud, have been named to form the SRC’s Weekend Committee.
Speaking on the appointments made so far by Joseph Agbezuke, ranking member of the League of Reformers, a pressure group on GIJ campus, Efo Korku Mawutor lauded the SRC president for appointing women to top positions of the SRC.
He billed the appointments as properly structured.
“We believe that the appointments made by Joseph Agbezuke are in the right direction. For the first time in the history of GIJ students politics, we have women at the two top positions aside from the president, that is the Chief Justice and the General Assembly Speaker. We believe that these appointments are in the right directions and we support it”
On some criticisms against the appointment of Sandra Dziwornu because she was a part of Joseph Agbezuke’s campaign team, Efo Korku Mawutor believes that that should be overlooked and focus drawn on her capabilities.
“We only hope that the appointed persons will be able to deliver on neutral grounds and not become puppets of the SRC executive committee…whether she [Sandra Dziwornu] was a campaign manager or not, if she is qualified by Constitution and capable with regards to her deliveries so far in other capacities, then she should be given a chance.”
Efo Korku Mawutor added that “we should not judge her on whether she was in the campaign team of the president or not.”
He asked that students “should rather wait and see how she delivers so we judge her based on her performance.”
Mawutor was, however, quick to add that her involvement in the campaign of the SRC President would “automatically induce a feeling of favour and empathy towards the SRC President and the Executive Committee but that is understandable”
A General Assembly meeting is scheduled to be held on Friday, September 13 to approve the appointments.
Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor|universnewsroom.com