7 days more to end of 2 months given UPSA IMC to conduct postponed SRC election, no show

7 days more to end of 2 months given UPSA IMC to conduct postponed SRC election, no show

This Sunday, February 28, 2021, marks the end of the two-month period that was given to the Interim Management Committee of the Student Representative Council at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) to conduct the 2020/2021 SRC election.

With barely seven days to the end of that period, the IMC is yet to outdoor a tangible and substantive plan for the conduct of the postponed council election for the 2020/2021 academic year.

The five-member Committee was tasked as part of its terms of reference by the Dean of Student, Mawuli Feglo, to conduct the SRC election within two months upon resumption of on-campus lectures.

The school reopened in January and the end of February 2021 will be exactly two months since the start of on-campus lectures.

However, with barely seven days more to go, UPSANEWSROOM.com can confirm that there is no plan for the conduct of the SRC election.

Students at the University of Professional Studies, Accra are disillusioned as much as some persons who have the intention of contesting for any of the SRC positions.

“I don’t know what is happening. Nobody is saying anything,” a female student, who says she had plans of contesting for an SRC position told UPSANEWSROOM.com‘s reporter on Monday. “The school management is not helping matters at all,” she added.

UPSANEWSROOM.com can confirm that several petitions have been sent to the IMC members, Dean of Students, Registrar and Vice-Chancellor of the University all with no success.

It is not clear when the election would be conducted and a majority of the students at the University of Professional Studies, Accra are worried.

“I’m damned worried. What at all is happening? We need to elect our leaders in order to hold them accountable. These guys there are not accountable to us but rather the school management,” a final year student told UPSANEWSROOM.com.

Another student added that nearly two months: “there’s no show and the university management is unconcerned.”

The level 200 student said there is the need for students to rally together and get the relevant school authorities to ensure the conduct of the much-awaited election.

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