We need clear timelines for UPSA SRC Election – Petitioners to Interim C’ttee

We need clear timelines for UPSA SRC Election – Petitioners to Interim C’ttee

There is growing dissatisfaction among students about the manner the Interim Management Committee of the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) is managing the affairs of the Council.

Some Course Representatives are accusing the IMC of paying deaf ears to their calls for clear timelines for the conduct of 2020/2021 SRC, Hall and Departmental Elections in the school.

A student leader, Salamatu Bawah, who has petitioned the IMC Chairman over the matter, says she is prepared with her co-petitioners to escalate matters if their letter is not responded to.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with UPSANEWSROOM.com’s Boamah Oduma Venessa Friday, Ms Bawah said she is bothered by the turn of events.

“I had a bit of a problem with the constitution of the IMC because the General Assembly (GA) was not consulted,” she told the reported.

The Students’ Representative Council of the University of Professional Studies, Accra under the immediate past President Peter MwinZumah opted for an Interim Management Committee when students were unable to elect their leaders following the closure of schools due to the Covid-19.

The instrument appointing the Committee tasked the members to initiate processes for the election of leaders in the school, two months into the First Semester.

With barely two weeks into the Semester, some student leaders and activists are calling for a proper consultation leading to the ultimate election of legitimate leaders for the SRC, Halls, and Departments.

“If the departments are not functioning well, the SRC will not function well,” Ms Bawah said, urging students to see their petition submitted last week as an invitation to the IMC to come to the discussion table.

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