GRASAG, Ghana Technology University College hands over mandate

Accra,The Graduate Students Association of Ghana (GRASAG) of the Ghana Technology University College, has held a handing over ceremony to give new executives the mandate to lobby for the welfare of graduate students.

The six member executives is made up of the President, Vice President, Organising Secretary, General Secretary, Treasurer and Women's Commissioner.

Dr Ebenezer Malcalm, Dean of the Graduate School speaking in an interview with the GNA noted that GRASAG was a concrete body that was established to among other things assist the University to support the course of students to address their challenges.

He said with the collaboration, the Management of the School would help to build the capacity of the executives to make them more productive as liaison between the student body and the Administration.

Dr Malcom said even though the University launched a strategic plan and vision 2021 with 10 thematic areas during its 10th anniversary celebration last year, the key among them was the "preparedness to inculcate the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovativeness among the student body".

He said there were programmes tailored to achieve the objective such as international business, finance, and supply chain management which were industry based programmes.

Mrs Vera Graham Asante, Head of Administration of the Graduate School, said the handing over ceremony had support from GRASAG from across the country to make it more successful.

She said the main goal of the Association was to spearhead research both in academia and industry among students hence the need for the new executives to work hard to achieve the goal.

Mrs Graham Asante said the incoming executives had pledged to liaise with identified industries in "industry led research" and also organise expert lectures to make possible a convergence of theory into practical lessons for the Graduate School.

She said Management would support them to accomplish the responsibility.

Mr Louis O. Amankwah, the New President of GRASAG said the new executives would be able to address the concerns of the students if they were abreast of them.

He said they would address the policies of management that affected students directly and find ways to solve them effectively.

"We will sit with the School's Board and assess factors that directly affects students and find measures to resolve them," he said.

Source: Ghana News Agency

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