#UGDecides: It’ll take an ‘ambitious’ lady to contest for SRC President – Member, Tescon Wocom

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Member of the Women’s Commission of the Tertiary Students Confederacy (TESCON) at the University of Ghana, Bridget Boakye, says most ladies do not vie for the office of Students Representative Council (SRC) President because they lack ambitions.

Speaking on the Ladies Point show on Radio Univers, Bridget Boakye said that it will only take ambitious ladies to run for such positions.

“In my opinion I think most ladies lack ambitions particularly in the political space which is the more reason why they do not go for such positions as the SRC president.”, she said.

She further added that females who strive hard to take up such positions must be given the equal support given to males provided they are competent and qualified for these positions.

“People should move away from supporting females because of their looks or beauty, but should encourage women who rise to take up such positions.”, she added.

Bridget Boakye further indicated that going forward, a policy document should be formulated to give both males and females equal opportunities particularly in leadership positions.

“There should be a policy document which will prescribe say, a 50:50 equal opportunity for both males and females. However the issue is are women ready to utilize the opportunity when created?”, she added.

Priscilla Ayeh is the only female contending in the presidential race in this year’s SRC elections.

She is up against three others in the race.

The three are Ofosu Samuel Amos, Ayitta Felix Tawiah, and Asumadu Prince.

This year’s SRC election will be held using a hybrid format – online and on-site.

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