SPECIAL APPEAL FOR IMMEDIATE SUSPENSION AND SUBSEQUENT CANCELLATION OF SRC AKWAABA WEEK CELEBRATION AND ALLOCATION OF FUNDS TO SUPPORT STUDENTS WHO ARE UNABLE PAY SCHOOL FEES TO ENABLE THEM REGISTER
Please accept my warmest compliments.
I have noted with great concern, the inability of students to go through with their registration largely due to financial constraints, I plead with you in the name of God, and in the sole interests of students of this noble institution to as a matter of urgency, suspend the AKWAABA WEEK CELEBRATION and steps should be taken to cancel same and funds be made available to help students who are unable to raise money to pay their school fees, to pay so they can register their courses. These students’ future must be saved.
Article 4 clause 1 of the UEW-SRC constitution stipulates “the SRC shall be the official organ of the students of this university, and shall be responsible for (1) promoting the general welfare and interests of students”.
Hundreds if not thousands of students of this noble university have not been able to register their courses due to financial difficulties and the consequences are dire to say the least. The time has come for the SRC to take the toughest decision to save the future of these students.
I plead with the SRC to cancel the week celebration and use resources within its reach and any other resources available to help students pay part school fees to enable them register their courses.
It will be in the utmost interest of students if the SRC will act swiftly to save these students from deferring their programme. We should not wait on this.
This academic year has so far been a difficult one for students. Some of these students rely solely on the student loan trust funds to pay their fees. The student loan disbursement has been in arrears and students are unable to access funds to pay their fees. Covid has affected fortunes and university students are not an exception. Parents are crying over skyrocketing prices of goods, and university students suffer more. Petrol prices have doubled within a short period. All these are factors causing hardships in the country. The SRC should act on these students.
I commend the Felix Donkor lead administration for the efforts so far with regard to the extension of registration deadlines.
But Mr. President, the truth is that, should the deadline be extended to the end of the year, some students will still not be able to pay. There is a need for a support system to enable these students pay their fees. Please consider the future of these students and act in their interest. The memories will be last in their hearts forever when this done. Please in the name of God, and the welfare of these students save their future by acting swiftly.