The Student Representative Council (SRC) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has opened a new office at the main Kumasi campus in an effort to rebrand and facilitate all activities of the executives.
The Vice-Chancellor of the university professor Kwasi Obiri-Danso commissioned the ultramodern edifice on Friday, July 7, 2020. Situated at the ‘non-re’ area on campus, the office will be the center for all administrative duties of the Council and has office spaces allocated to all the principal executives of the SRC.
The facility also contains a 24-hour study area for students.
Speaking in an interview with Focus News during the commissioning, the KNUST SRC president, Mr. Adu Baah Charles Jnr said his administration was glad to succeed in putting up a student leadership centre as was promised during his campaign to become the SRC president for the 2019/2020 academic year.
“I’m happy today to see this facility come into reality. Anyone who followed the SRC elections last year knew that we said we were going to put up a student leadership center and this is it that we have commissioned today. It comprises of various offices for all SRC executives,” he said.
He noted that students can now physically locate the offices of their leaders to make any inquiries and complains of any kind without difficulties.
Another project that was commissioned by the vice-chancellor was the two newly constructed SRC Bus Stop located at the Faculty area of the university.
At a short ceremony organised to commission the bus stop, Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof Kwasi Obiri-Danso, in his address, thanked the SRC for the immense support shown to the university not only with the bus stops but in other areas as well.
“I want to thank you on behalf of management, the university council and the chancellor of the university that KNUST will never forget this crop of student leadership,” he stated.
“It’s always a pleasure to see you. Although we are on recess in a way, you still continue to offer your services to the good of the university. I’ve been in this job for four years; SRCs come-SRCs go, but I’ve always said that if you’re a leader one of the key things that you must do is to serve society–the things that benefit many and not the few and putting such an edifice here will benefit practically every student that walks through our university,” he further noted.
In his capacity as the loco parentis of the student body, the Dean of Student Affairs of the university, Prof Wilson Agyare commended the SRC for the projects.
“I commend the SRC for not thinking about themselves alone but also to think about the warfare of students and key among them is the bus stop where they observed that most students will have to stay in the sun and therefore thought it wise to put the facility up to protect them,” he said.