Leadership of the 2017/18 Students Representative Council (SRC) of the Accra Technical University (ATU) has taken a bow as their tenure of office comes to a successful end with a memorable handing over ceremony.
Leading his team, outgone SRC president Mr. Prince Addison handed over the baton of leadership to Master Richard Ahenkan and his team.
In his handing over address, Mr. Addison expressed appreciation to the Dean of Students Affairs, the Governing Council and the entire Management of the University for their incessant support throughout the tenure of his administration.
He enumerated some of the interventions his administration has put in place which include Wi-Fi systems for students assuring them it would be activated following the approval by the Governing Council of the University; and Learning Centres to serve the purpose as an avenue for learning and off the lecture room discussions for students’ among other engagements.
He advised his predecessors to speak and act in the interest of students’ which forms part of the core mandates of the leadership.
Delivering his investiture speech, the SRC President for the 2018/19 academic year, Mr. Richard Ahenkan articulated the readiness of his team in taking up the mantle of leadership to churn out student interest initiatives through vigorous collaboration with Management.
“I therefore on behalf of the new student leadership accept the responsibilities and duties so conferred on us. We pledge to serve with values, morals, ethics and principles.
It is our interest as student leaders to demonstrate that character which is cradle for leadership”.
Touting the immediate past Executives as one of the best teams, the dean of students affairs, Mr. Michael A.A.Okae-Adow implored the new Executive to be “adequately prepared to face the inevitable challenges and overcome them with strong determination”.
He however bemoaned what he termed “the recent act of vandalism and misbehavior by some few students of the University during the vacation”.
An incident he said has affected the University in many ways and warned that it does not re-occur since it has the tendency of impeding the smooth running of the University and hurting its image.
Mr. Okae-Adow entreated the sworn in leaders to be sober, diligent, respectful, transparent and focused.
The Ag. Interim Registrar of the University, Ms. Susan Dilys Kwakye cautioned the Executive to be abreast with all the protocols that underpin the establishment of the University including the Constitution, the Technical University Acts, among other relevant set of codes to guide them in the discharge of their duties. She noted that management will not countenance any excuse of ignorance should they break any rule.
Congratulating the Executive, the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Edmund Ameko pledged Management’s full support for the new Officials and asked for their maximum cooperation.
He noted that the image of the University must be paramount in whatever dealings they decide to advance and seek proper counsel in times of difficulties.