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19.04.2004 General News

Authorities are sensitive to students' plight - Antwi Danso

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Accra, April 19, GNA - The Dean of Students of the University of Ghana, Legon, Mr. Vladimir Antwi Danso, has assured students that school authorities are sensitive to their plight. He advised students not to act in any way that would jeopardise their welfare adding that student leaders should not adopt confrontational approach in pressing home their demands.

This is because, that approach has the tendency to whittle away good intentions and viable plans.

Dr. Antwi Danso gave the advice at a handing over ceremony held by the Legon branch of the Ghana National Association of Teachers on Campuses (GNATOC) at the N-block of the University of Ghana, Legon. The Dean of Students further admonished that for any student to be successful, they must remain focused and not allow their humble backgrounds to hinder their progress.

He also commended the student teachers for their exemplary living and high sense of discipline on the campus.

On his part, the out-going president of the Association, Mr. Wiafe Akenten explained that the study leave with pay is granted to applicants before they gain admission into the tertiary institutions.

He said in many instances, such candidates do not get the admission. Others, he said, "are not granted the study leave but they gain the admission".

He stressed that such situations often results in frustration on the part of the candidates who gain the admission. He therefore, appealed to the Ghana Education Service and the Ministry of Education to modify the procedures involved in granting the study leave so as to minimise the problems associated with it.

In a speech delivered on behalf of the General Secretary of the This, according to her, would enable them to upgrade their knowledge without necessarily leaving the classroom.

Mr. Agbekpornu Nunya, the newly elected president of the Association also appealed to his colleagues to return to the classroom after their courses. He said this would help achieve the purpose for the study leave with pay policy.