President of the Students’ Representative Council of the University of Education, Winneba, Emmanuel Oduro, has assured final year students of a successful graduation ceremony even though the tenure of the University Council expires days before their graduation.
Speaking to UniversNews, Emmanuel Oduro mentioned that, the fate of thousands of students are not in limbo as reported by some media outlets.
According to him, a new Council will be established in the coming days to help officiate the graduation of the students who completed their education during the 2018/2019 academic.
“I am assuring all students to calm down and have the assurance that their graduation come off as scheduled”, he stressed.
Even though he admitted that, “the Council has a two-year mandate which is set to expire in the coming days,” he is optimistic that, “a new one is going to be constituted” before the scheduled day for the graduation.
“On the side of the SRC we know that the graduation will take off on the 22nd[of July] as scheduled”, he maintained.
Recent media reports had suggested that a 2019 graduation ceremony for students of the University risk not being delayed. The reason being that the University’s Governing Council, whose mandate it is to officiate the ceremony, will be dissolved few days to the ceremony.
University regulations give the Governing Council a two-year mandate to work after which it ceases to function as the Council of the school.
The Council whose tenure will expire on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 was formed on July 18, 2017 by the Minister of State in Charge of Tertiary Education, Professor Kwasi Yankah on behalf of government.
Story by: Daniel Osei Wereko|universnewsroom.com