Prosper Dzitse
Prosper Dzitse

The National Union Of Ghana Students (NUGS) President, Prosper Dzitse says NUGS elections are always jeopardized by fighting, name calling, political manipulations creating a bad image of the institution in the minds of the people.

Prosper Dzitse
Prosper Dzitse

According to him, NUGS is beleived to have become a body that has lost its relevance in as far as its contribution to national development is concerned.

His comments came when he address the launch of the first National Union of Ghana Students Week Celebration.

The NUGS President believes that many student leaders are only interested in electing people to positions and having fun whilst disregarding intellectual discourse. “I am sorry to say we are doomed as a country if we continue like this.”

 

 

Below is his full statement:

SPEECH DELIVERED BY PROSPER DZITSE, PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL UNION OF GHANA STUDENTS AT THE LAUNCH OF THE 1ST NATIONAL UNION OF GHANA STUDENTS WEEK CELEBRATION ON THE 22ND OF JANUARY 2015.

 
Mr. Chairman, invited Guests, all protocols duly observed, Ladies and Gentlemen, it is a great privilege to stand before you on this special day, a day that marks the beginning of a new chapter in the life of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS).

Mr. Chairman, on a special day like this, it is very important for me to officially welcome everyone to the MAIDEN EDITION of the National Union of Ghana Students Week Celebration.
NUGS WEEK CELEBRATION is a celebration meant to engage serious minds on issues that bother on our education.

Many people have consistently said that NUGS has become a body that has lost its relevance in as far as its contribution to national development is concerned.

Mr. Chairman, after taking over as the 48th President of NUGS, I keep on asking myself; what is it that has created that impression in the minds of such people. The answer to me is one! The only thing NUGS has been consistent in doing is, organising of congress and electing of its national officers. Most at times these elections are jeopardized by fighting, name calling, political manipulations, among others.

Many a student leader of today are only interested in electing people to positions and having fun. Intellectual discourse is not given a priority. I am sorry to say we are doomed as a country if we continue like this. We need to cherish constructive engagement in order to continuously find ways and means by which we can shape the future of our dear country. This is what we need, and it can’t be done by just the selected few. We are collectively responsible for what becomes of our dear country’s educational system. We complain on daily basis that our educational system is not giving us the needed result, I am sorry it is not enough to complain, countries and organizations that develop do not have talkers than doers. Doers are those who make the needed difference. We must all do our parts.

Mr. Chairman, the 2014/2015 administration of NUGS, realising the challenges that confront us have decided to put this week celebration together in order to discuss how to properly contribute our quota towards the development of our dear country in as far as the making of educational policies are concern aside the Congresses that we organize annually.

We are working hard so that by the end of this week celebration, a comprehensive communiqu? will be issued on the theme ??ENSURING TOTAL COMMITMENT TO QUALITY EDUCATION ; the role of stakeholders??.

We are going to critically work on the role of students, the role of private individuals and the role of Government and its agencies in ensuring that as a country we are not just giving our people education, but we are also committed to ensuring that the education received and given is of higher standard.

Mr. Chairman, NUGS is fully aware that we are a country on the move and the contribution of each and everyone is highly needed and this is part of our contribution as a union. We are looking forward to having greater collaboration with each and everyone in order to make this vision a reality.

God bless NUGS,
and God bless our Homeland Ghana and make Our Nation Great and Strong.

 

 

Source: spyGhana.com

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