UPSA Interim SRC committee blows ₵65k on Covid-19 tissue paper

UPSA Interim SRC committee blows ₵65k on Covid-19 tissue paper

The Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) is reported to have spent a whopping GHS65,000 on tissue paper which was donated to the school for the combat of Covid-19, close sources say.

Sources close to UPSANEWSROOM.com have disclosed that the ad-hoc committee whose members were handpicked by the school management to oversee activities of the student council pending the conduct of an election spent the money on tissue paper alone.

UPSANEWSROOM.com has gathered that the items donated included 150 gallons of 5-litre sanitisers, 175 gallons of 5-litre hand washing detergents and 400 packs of paper towels and toilet rolls.

Also, 20 pieces of soap, hand sanitizing dispensers and 15 paper towel dispensers were donated.

“It is sickening that the Interim Management Committee will spend ₵65,000 just to buy tissue papers for donation to the university to aid it in the campaign against the coronavirus at a time students are faced with challenges with the school’s e-learning platform,” a source visibly disappointed says. “This is troubling.”

The Interim Management Committee of the SRC was appointed to manage the affairs of the student council following the closure of schools due to the rapid spread of the Covid-19 last year.

The instrument appointing the Committee members directed them to organise the suspended SRC election within two months after school resumes.

But nearly two months into the resumption of on-campus lectures, there is no indication that the Interim Management Committee is committed to discharging this duty.

Another source told UPSANEWSROOM.com Friday that although several petitions have been directed to the Dean of Students to have the election conducted, they are yet to be responded to or acted upon by the school management.

“The see-no-evil, hear-no-evil posture taken by the school concerning the pending SRC election is disappointingly laughable,” the source says.

Already, students at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), and the University of Cape Coast (UCC) who similarly fell on an Interim Management Committee after schools were closed, have conducted their student council elections.

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