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19.11.2008 Education

NUGS Want All SStudents Alive After Polls

By Our Reporter -

The national president of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS), Mr Ishmael Tweneboa-Kodua, has charged all Ghanaian students to stay away from election violence.

He said in order to promote peace the union has started posting peace messages in member institutions and would soon organise gala football matches among political wings on campuses.

Mr Tweneboa-Kodua, who stated these during an interview with the GNA in Cape Coast, stressed that NUGS “needs all students alive”, and was also educating its members on post election violence.

He said NUGS has made it a responsibility to create the awareness that, “this election is not a do or die affair, but we want leadership for Ghana”.

The NUGS president said the union was collaborating with the Electoral Commission (EC) in training some students to be deployed to all polling stations throughout the country.

He said they would observe the electioneering process to enable them to evaluate the effect of the peace campaign.

According to him, video clips of election riots in countries like Kenya, Liberia and Rwanda would be shown at Junior High and Senior High Schools throughout the country, so that they can appreciate the consequences of conflicts.