Former Legal advisor of University of Ghana Student Representative Council (SRC), Prosper Batariwah, says that students leaders in the school can still carry out their respective duties even though the university has been closed because of the coronavirus outbreak.
His comments come after concerns were raised over the inactivity of the SRC General Assembly and by extension the inactivity of the SRC in carrying out it mandate to students.
According to Prosper Batariwah, who is also currently the President of the University’s Law Students Union, the SRC should endeavor to be proactive even now that academic work has migrated online.
Prosper Batariwah was speaking on the Campus Exclusive Show.
“The University has released an adjusted academic calendar in order to brings some kind of regularity in the academic process. So if the institution has gone ahead to introduce initiative of this nature, then I don’t think it is impossible for students leaders to achieve students governance at this particular time,” he said.
He attributes the inability of the SRC to continue in its mandate of serving students to the inefficiency of the administrative mechanism to make such provision.
” I think the SRC should now focus on clearing the backlog of duties it is supposed to have done and then also to make sure that they fulfill other roles, especially roles that have to do with elections, the functioning of the SRC itself etc. So I think the main issue is the administrative mechanism which fails to activate the provision ” he added.
Story by: Eli Djomekou | universnewsroom.com