For Immediate Release:
NATIONAL UNION OF GHANA STUDENTS.
RE: GOVERNMENT MUST APOLOGIZE TO GHANAIANS ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF 200 DAY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS.
The National Union of Ghana Students wishes to inform the students of Ghana, the media and all and sundry, that it disassociates itself from statement purported to have been Issued by NUGS in connection with the 200 Day SHS Project promised by President John Dramani Mahama.
As president and spokesperson of NUGS, I wish to stress that, the Union has not issued any statement seeking for an apology from the government as purported by certain individuals.
We do this in the utmost faith and in tandem with our living Constitution which is legally interpreted under article 40: that “The President is the spokesperson for the Union”.
In concord, any correspondence and in this context, press statement that emanates from the Union must bear the signatory of the president of NUGS.
In the absence of that feature, or in presence of any other signature, the correspondence is null and void; Or should be viewed as the stance of the signature-bearer.
The truism is however that, this Union continues to be vociferous in petitioning government, Think tanks, civil societies, what have you, to address the daunting challenges of the ordinary Ghanaian student. Among them is the controversial utility charges on students; student welfare ; making Entrepreneurship a compulsory course for tertiary students; among others.
It is therefore saddening and a flaw to such good course when certain individuals with ill-intentions instigate propaganda in an attempt to “colour” or malign the Union.
As the president, I advance that, our commitment to students is an unbroken resolve: We shall continue to call on government and all sector-players to address the numerous student challenges.
We also want to use this medium once more, to employ the government to have a listening ear and more importantly, as a matter of urgency, adopt a proactive way of addressing all petitions from the Union.
Let it be on record that the NUGS PRESIDENT, is the Chief Spokesperson of the Union and the only executive that has the constitutional Mandate to authenticate any correspondence from NUGS.