The inauguration of the UGSRC Welfare Scheme Board took place under the leadership of Prof. Gordon A. Awandare, the Pro Vice-Chancellor responsible for Academic and Student Affairs (ASA).
The nine-member board, appointed by Prof. Awandare, is tasked with spearheading students’ welfare initiatives at the University of Ghana Students Representative Council (UGSRC).
This committee will be responsible for overseeing the management of the recently established UGSRC Welfare Scheme. This scheme comprises a comprehensive array of welfare initiatives designed to provide vital support and assistance to students in various aspects of their academic journey and personal lives.
The official swearing-in of the Board members and the Administrator of the UGSRC Welfare Scheme took place at the Old Council Chamber of the University during the inauguration ceremony. Subsequently, the Board convened its inaugural meeting to outline its objectives and plans.
During his address, Prof. Awandare commended the 2022/23 SRC Executive Council and General Assembly for conceptualizing and implementing the impactful UGSRC Welfare Scheme. He assured the Board of University Management’s support and urged them to work collaboratively with the SRC and University Management to fulfil the vision and mission of the UGSRC Welfare Scheme.
Dr Charles Brenya Wiafe-Akenteng, Vice-Dean of Student Affairs, in his opening remarks, expressed the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs’ support for the initiative from its inception. He highlighted the rigorous development process involving input from various university units and organizations before securing final approval.
Mr Divine Edem Kwadzodeh, the Project Consultant for the UGSRC Welfare Scheme, provided an overview of the scheme’s objectives, including supplemental funds for needy students, provision of laptops through the Vice-Chancellor’s One Student One Laptop Initiative, food assistance through the Dean of Student Affairs Food Bank Project, and a comprehensive life insurance cover for all undergraduate students.
The Chairperson of the UGSRC Welfare Scheme Board, Mr. Peter Kwasi Kodjie, expressed gratitude on behalf of the Board for the opportunity to serve. He pledged the Board’s commitment to ensuring the success of the UGSRC Welfare Scheme, emphasizing their dedication to supporting the university’s vision of becoming a world-class research-intensive institution.
The Board, led by Mr Peter Kwasi Kodjie, includes Mr Emmanuel Kumadey, Esq. (Secretary), Dr Charles Brenya Wiafe-Akenteng (Member/ Representative, Dean of Student Affairs), Mr Karimu Gbene Suglo (Member/ Representative, Director of Finance), Ms Selina Torrison Saaka (Member/ Head, Students Financial Aid Office), Ms Priscilla Eyram Awumah (Member/ Administrator, UGSRC Welfare Scheme), Mr Martin Gyasi Boakye (Member/ Former SRC President), Mr Ramzy Ahmad Fuseini (Member/ Former SRC General Assembly Speaker), and Mr Edward Tetteh Zanyoh (Member/ SRC Vice President).
The inauguration ceremony was attended by Prof. Gordon A. Awandare, Prof. Rosina I. Kyerematen, Dean of Student Affairs, Mr. Divine Edem Kwadzodeh, Project Consultant, and other distinguished guests from the university community.
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