A swearing in ceremony has been held to induct into office elected leaders for the University of Cape Coast Students’ Representative Council (SRC).
The newly sworn in leaders are Mr Christopher Dadson – SRC President, Rashidatu Saafu– Vice President, Esther Darrah–Secretary, and Samuel Takyi- Treasurer.
The rest are Divine Bedzra– Public Relations Officer, Freda Candy Mensah- SRC Coordinating Secretary, Linda Appiah – Women’s Commissioner and Samuel Adu-Gyamfi– General Sports Secretary.
Mr Nana Kwesi Bediako Ampaw was also sworn in as the President for the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) UCC local with Amarachukwu Okezie Iheancha sworn in as the local NUGS Secretary.
At the Graduate students’ level, Mr Eric Adjei and Christabel Sarfo Temah were elected GRASAG President and Vice President respectively, Mr Enock Yeboah as the Secretary and Mr Gideon Quansah as the organizer.
Mr Eric Yeboa takes over the Association as its Treasurer, Doris Dziedzorm as the Women’s Commissioner and Muniru Abdul-Salam as the Financial Secretary.
Speaking at the ceremony, Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast Professor Johnson Nyarko Boampong charged the new leaders to demonstrate exemplary leadership while remaining good ambassadors of the University.
“We have all said that we are going to be servant leaders and that you are going to defend the constituents. However, you should also know that we are here because of you and the name of the University is very paramount. Thus we would want you to also defend the name of the University so you will be good ambassadors of the University”, he said.
He added that Management’s doors are opened and henceforth expect the newly elected student leaders to engage them just as they said they would.
According to him also, management will work in harmony with the student leaders to make their time of service very meaningful so that eventually they will become good leaders of our dear nation”.
He further stated “Now the University Council is going to have its full members because without you we were not complete. You are going to be part of the University Council and contribute to the discussions we have on issues concerning the University”.
In his inaugural address, the SRC President Mr. Christopher Dadson acknowledged the confidence reposed in the elected officials by the students’ body and pledged their zeal to collaborate with Management to work in the interest of those they have been elected to serve.
“We are duty bound to provide honest and inspiring leadership that will light the path and motivate the student populace to contribute their quota to the development of this institution”
“We believe that both the SRC and Management seek the same thing, that’s the common good of the University. The Covid-19 is challenging the status quo. We believe that if there is ever a time for more collaboration and engagement between Management and the SRC then the time is now. If we want to manage the Covid-19 challenges well, it must be together”, he indicated.
Oh his part, the president for the Graduate Students Association of Ghana (GRASAG), UCC, Mr. Eric Adjei also promised to work to ensure the welfare of its members.
“The Hope led administration solemnly pledge that as we mark the dawn of a new era we will take up the unfinished business of perfecting our students’ front as GRASAG UCC and build a strong sense of leadership for the betterment of our cherished members”
“We promise to work in harmony with other members of the Executive Council, the senate and the judicial board of GRASAG UCC to ensure the welfare of all Graduate students is fought for”, he said.
He also pledged that he and his team will work in harmony with the Management of the University to continuously build a better University.