Dumsor-Dumsor Causing Poor Academic Performances In Ghana – NUGS

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The National Union of Ghana Students'[NUGS] have called on the government as a matter of urgency to embrace pragmatic steps in order to curtail the current power outage crisis ‘Dumsor’ which is bedeviling the country. This they said, the menace is hindering teaching and learning in schools.

Prosper Dzitse
Prosper Dzitse

The President of the National Union of Ghana Students Mr. Prosper Dzitse , made this remark at a press conference in held in Accra to highlight on issues bothering the educational sector in the country.

According to him, the current intermittent power supply is the contributing factor to the poor academic performances of numerous students of late. ? It is no more unusual to see students walk long distance at night in a desparate attempt to find lights so hey could study. In cases, they are compelled to study by the streets of our cities taking advantage of the street lights. We ask our government
,for how long should this ugly spectacle continue??

This he said, NUGS HAStherefore challenged the government to prioritize and invest hugely into
the energy sector since it is the driving force the economy.

More so, he cited the following concerns which must be tackled with immediate effect: Security on various campuses, Utility subsidies and public Tertiary Institutions, GETFUND and its matters arising, National Youth Authority and its matters arising, National service postings and Concerns at the Second Cycle Institutional level.

Others are: Free SHS, Moratorium on publicsector Employment, Concerns at the Basic Educational Level

This they said, the menace isimpeding teaching and learning in schools. The President of the National Union of Ghana Students Mr. Prosper Dzitse , made this remark at a press conference in held in Accra tohighlight on issues bothering the educational sector in the country.

According to him, the current intermittent power supply is the contributing factor to the poor academic
performances of numerous students of late.

? It is no more unusual to see students walk long distance at night in a desparate attempt to find lights so they could study. In cases, they are compelled to study by the streets of our cities taking advantage of the street lights. We ask our government for how long should this ugly spectacle continue??

This he said, NUGS has therefore challenged the government to prioritize and invest hugely into
the energy sector since it is the driving force of the economy.

Besides, NUGS has observed that some of their constituents have raised serious concerns regarding recent moves by the national Service Secretariat to levy all prospectives National Service Personnel with amount of GH 40.00 as pre-registration fees which is expected to take effects this year. “We do not subscribe to the arrangement where students are going to be prevented from serving their country because of their inability to honour this upfront payment” he noted

By: Isaac Kofi Dzokpo/spyGhana.com

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