The General Assembly of the University of Ghana Students’ Representative Council has been charged to actively perform its constitutional mandates and responsibilities in the COVID19 period.
In light of the extension of the vacation date for the second semester, and the closure of all public and private universities, the General Assembly is being entreated to see to the swift functioning of the SRC through online meetings to decide on and implement policies concerning students.
Making this call on the Assembly to consider matters that directly affect the welfare and interests of students, Daniel Nkrumah, the GA representative for the Legon Hall, maintained that Article 10 (5) of the SRC Constitution grants the Assembly the power to look into policies for the betterment of the SRC and the student body at large, even without the consent or prior notice of the Executive Committee.
He further asserted that the General Assembly’s failure to act in time will render the image of the current administration into a future disrepute.
“…the Assembly will lose a great opportunity to (a) approve and check the executives during this period especially in their expenditure; (b) elections may be a serious problem and breach of the laws and policies; AND (c) justify its position as the highest decision making body of the SRC, allowing the executive to impersonate them,” he highlighted.
Among other duties, he said the Assembly can move beyond the approval of the new Electoral Commissioners to call for presentation of either the semester or stay-in budgets to be approved, or even adopt new ways in which elections could be held in this distress period.
Daniel Nkrumah is therefore urging the highest decision-making body of the SRC to take on its responsibilities to obviate disappointment of their constituents.
Story by: Christian Yalley | universnewsroom.com