The National Union of Ghana Students, NUGS have elected executives to steer the affairs for the union for the 2017/2018 academic.

The constitution of NUGS stipulates that the Union shall organises annual elections to elect new officers to manage the affairs of the Union.

In line with this mandate, the National Union of Ghana Students, NUGS held its 51st residential Congress from 16th to 19th November, 2017 at the Methodist University College, Dansoman campus under the theme “solidarity in diversity through formidable NUGS structures”
This year’s congress elected the following ten national officers.

Oheneba Elisha Essumang aka Bohyeba, President, Mercy Asamani, General Secretary, Dominic Matasa K. Blay, Press and Information Secretary, John Charway, Coordinating Secretary, Omama Kojo Frimpong, Treasurer.

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The rest are Emmanuel Tabil Jnr, Financial Controller, Joseline Arthur, Women’s Commissioner, Eric Opoku Mensah, Projects and Programmes Secretary, Eunice Foriwaa Bempong, International Relations Secretary and Afriyie Osei Owusu, Education and Democratization Secretary.

In all, over thirty Universities across the ten regions of Ghana attended this year’s congress, a resolution was passed for the creation of a portfolio for Gender and International Affairs. The Twelfth Eletive Congress amended and adopted the motion which saw the election of

Angel Mbuthia (Kenya University Students Association) as Secretary for Gender and International Relations

Speaking to the press in an exclusive interview, Mr. Maxwell Dampare Sakyi, President of Ghana Union of Professional Students, GUPS, which is one of six blocs under NUGS has called on the Education Ministry and all its related agencies and department, Heads of Missions system to give the new executives the maximum cooperation and support to serve the students of Ghana.

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Oheneba Elisha Essumang, President elect of NUGS expressed gratitude to the local organizing committee of NUGS all for organising the 51st Congress in an incident free atmosphere, he promised to work with his subordinates to consolidate the gains made by his predecessors in its quest to make the lives of Ghanaian students both in Ghana and the diaspora a better one.

“My Administration will continue to support the promotion and sustainability of quality and affordable Education, Democracy, Human Rights, Gender Equality and Culture at all levels”.

By Dominic Kojo Blay

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