The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has urged students of the University of Education, Winneba to remain calm and exhibit the best of character as school resumes on Monday, April 8.
The leadership of NUGS made this call when they paid a courtesy call on the Student Representative Council (SRC) of UEW to among other things discuss best ways to bring students back to school for academic work to continue.
President of NUGS, Tinkaro Asare Osei appealed to the students to channel their grievances to the appropriate authorities for a smooth academic work.
This comes after weeks of closure following violence and destruction of property by students.
The Governing Council of the UEW however on April 3 announced the re-opening of the university effective 8th April 2019 as well as the reinstatement of the three lectures whose dismissal resulted in the violent protest by students.
Read the full statement by NUGS below
NUGS EMBARKED ON TWO DAYS WORKING VISIT TO THE CENTRAL REGION
The Leadership of the National Union of Ghana Students on 28th and 29th of March, 2019 embarked on an official working visit to the central region.
On Thursday, March 28, 2019, the union participated in the Press Conference organized by the UEW-SRC to better understand the position of the SRC so as to know how to engage the Ministry of Education, Administration of UEW and the media on how best we can put things together in bringing the students back to school for academic work to continue.
The union by this release urge all students to keep calm and prepare for school as there’s an ongoing negotiation with all stakeholders in bringing back the students to campus. On the 8th of April, academic work will continue. Again, we urge all students to exhibit the best of character and remain calm for academic progress. All grievances moving forward should be channeled to the appropriate authorities for a smooth academic work.
The union monitored the UCC SRC elections on Thursday and proceeded to engage the newly elected leaders on Friday. The discussion was centered on the role of the UCC SRC/NUGS towards the national students agenda.
It was an opportunity for the union to also engage the Private University Students Association of Ghana (PUSAG) in their annual games which took place at the Cape Coast Stadium.
NUGS is ever committed to making sure Information reaches the students body on the activities of the union.
Kobby Otchere Marfo
Press and Information Secretary, NUGS
Tinkaro Asare Osei