Acting Students Representative Council (SRC) President of the University of Ghana, Kwame Ntow Fianko has admonished students to use their time judiciously whilst at home, as they gear up towards the 2021 academic year.
His advice comes after President Akufo-Addo, in his 18th national address, on efforts made by the government in the fight against the coronavirus disease, disclosed that tertiary institutions would commence the 2020/2021 academic year in January 2021.
The SRC President on behalf of his executives wished the entire student body best of luck and stated that it is during this period that one can learn and acquire new skills.
He emphasized that one can practically learn how to use applications like Microsoft word, Microsoft excel, and the internet amongst others for self-development.
“I believe this is the time that every student can reflect on certain things, learn new skills, things that have to do with Microsoft word, the use of the internet, and also acquiring certain skills that will build upon their lives. I believe students will utilize the opportunity to build upon themselves while home.” He stated
As a student leader, Kwame Fianko further disclosed that the University of Ghana Student Representative Council (UGSRC) has developed initiatives to engage students in order to build their capacity and capabilities in diverse areas.
He mentioned that the women commissioner’s office will organize programs that will bring onboard experts in various fields of study to educate and equip students through various social media platforms.
“There are some programs that we are organizing on zoom. The women commissioner of the SRC is organizing programs by getting some experts on board to sensitize them on breast cancer and other things. The academic committee head is also working on ensuring that students that have challenges with some of their courses will be attended to and other things that have to do with Microsoft word and things that will sort of building their capital.” He said
Conclusively, the postponement of resumption for all universities in the country may be a blessing or curse depending on how one maximizes the break.
Story by: David Kofi Asante | universnewsroom.com