The Central University branch of the Graduate Students Association of Ghana (GRASAG-CENTRAL) on Friday inducted into office, six new executives for the 2019/2020 academic year.
The new executives are Jonathan A. Syme, President, Michael Ogbey, Vice President, Jacinta J. Honyenuga, Secretary, Henry Mawuli Ameckson, Treasurer, Vivian Donkor, Women’s Commissioner and Roland Asante, Organiser.
Dr Samuel Howard Quartey, a patron of GRASAG-CENTRAL urged the new executives to serve the university with thorough sacrifice, love and responsibility.
He said they should end their tenure of office leaving behind a legacy just as their immediate predecessor had and emulate their style of leadership.
The patron added that their mandate was not only to fight for the course of the student but for the university at large adding that, “We are here together and therefore let us work together for the common good of the university.”
Dr Quartey charged them to serve in humility and that he was readily available “to listen, guide and hone their passion” for the good of the students and the university.
The outgoing President, Bernard Agyei Aryee, called on the new leadership to raise the image of GRASAG-CENTRAL and to contribute to national issues through advocacy and other initiatives.
He urged them to also be vibrant in order to share relevant content that would empower members of the association as well as shape visions and policies in the country and across the continent.
He appealed to the university authorities to ensure there were student representatives on the university council just as it was with other tertiary institutions in the country adding that, “ We believe with our exposure and experience, we will have a lot to contribute in making the graduate school and Central University an enviable institution.”
The new President Mr Syme promised to build on the works of the old executives and ensure the Graduate School becomes a force to reckon with in the country.
He said his administration would explore opportunities available to them both on campus and outside to position students to take up challenges that were offered them.
Mr Syme stated: “I am going to be a servant leader to you and I am willing to listen to everyone and anyone who has something to share in order to improve the lot of the university,” and called on the student body to support the executives.
BY JEMIMA ESINAM KUATSINU