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UDS: SRC Negotiations on FLAT RATE POLICY, Management’s response, any progress made at all?

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It must be noted that this article is limited to only the FLAT RATE FEE STRUCTURE mainly because management walked out of the meeting without listening to other issues equally of great concern.
One of the main cause of the problems we are facing today as an institution is ‘management and student leaders’ they do not consider issues of great concern objectively, but from the point of view which inures to their personal interests hence it becomes very difficult coming to an agreement. Central students Representative Council of University For Development Studies (UDS) deemed it necessary to meet school management to intellectually negotiate or dialogue measures to calm down nerves that have risen beyond normal and to see certain things in terms of solutions to the Flat Rate Fee System.
WHAT TRULY TRANSPIRED DURING THE MEETING?
First of all, the reception received from vice chancellor was not what I expected, the Vice Chancellor instructed ” all phones should be off, what truly transpired was not what we wanted, Pro Vice Chancellor started with the introduction and allowed the finance officer to present the break down of the same thing they did earlier in our various campuses, we demanded a copy of the breakdown of the proposed fees or the meeting be halted. They eventually served a copy to all after our insistence. What we wanted was not the same old stories which our ears are tired of, the student populace needs a sigh of relief with immediate effect. That was the main reason why we came, but like courtesy demands, we allowed them to continue with their routine old stories after which the Pro Vice Chancellor ushered us to question and answer period.
MY PERSONAL QUESTION TO THE VICE CHANCELLOR
After several questions and answers, the substantial issues on the table (“Flat Rate Policy) was not tackled satisfactorily, the question I pose to to management, (quote ) “having sacrificed our books and risked our lives to journey from Wa, Navrongo and Nyankpala to Tamale, with all humility, we are not here for the same old stories, we don’t need any presentation here, what we want is an END TO THE FLAT RATE FEES STRUCTURE”. (quote continues) ” the Student populace are not demanding for any explanations, our friends from sister universities are not going through such ordeal, enough is enough that is the conclusion of the whole matter and the main reason why we are here is to bring to light the grievances of our people”. ( End of Quote.) I was stopped, if not muted.
VICE CHANCELLOR’S RESPONSE TO MY SUBMISSION
Without exaggerations I dare to submit just excerpts of his responses deemed important for public consumption. This is what he said in substance.
(Quote) “how are we refunding all these monies to students? Where, even is the money? How? Where are we going to start with the old system? If we think other vice chancellors are resigning so we want him to resign, we should forget it, because all of them have been called back to work. If I have a friend in University of Ghana who is paying lesser fees, why then did I buy UDS forms? I didn’t know this was the reason why we you called me.” ( end of quote) at this point, it was obviously clear tempers were rising, suddenly, Pro Vice Chancellor meddled continued and advised the SRC to document whatever demand we have ,make solutions and submit at a meeting where NCTE OFFICIALS shall be present. He added, “thank you for coming” after which they left the hall.
COMRADES IN ARM, MY HUMBLE OPINION
What I have realised from some responses from management, refunding of the monies would collapse our dear institution. Our pleas may have effect and may put an end to the flat rate structure, but I am afraid, let’s desist from the refund brouhaha. Upon every oppression and suppression, let’s put UDS first even as we continue to conduct the struggle.
The Student Representative Council is working assiduously for our good and for that matter is a sigh of relief .But we must know our stands, not to allowed our blood dominate our Brains, our emotions are demanding demonstration, but if possible let’s relax so that, that particular struggle is handled gently and peacefully. I therefore encourage progress in whatever the SRC is tasked to do.
#PUT UDS FIRST IN ALL SITUATIONS
#PROGRESS IN THE STRUGGLE
#PEACEFUL NEGOTIATION
#SLOW TO DEMONSTRATION
#THE STRUGGLE IS OUR LIFE
Amanglo Isaac Zuma – A COMRADE IN ARM IN THE STRUGGLE

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