UG: Korle-Bu General Assembly extends JCR President’s term in office 

The General Assembly of the University of Ghana Medical Students Association has extended the term of the Junior Common Room President, Christian Philip Armah for another twelve months in office.

His tenure in office was due to expire on July 1, 2020.

His extension was agreed at an emergency meeting held by the local house of parliament.

The General Assembly of @ugmsa_ yesterday in an emergency sitting extended the mandate of my position as President of the JCR and that of my other executives based on Article IX (C).It must be noted that my tenure was due to expire at 12 midnight yesterday.

— Christian Philip Armah (@CPArmah) July 2, 2020

The article IX clause (C) of the constitution states that: the executive board shall hold for one (1)year, beginning on the midnight of 30th day of the month of June unless the following circumstances prevail;

a.Disruption of Academic Calendar

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b. If any class is not in session prior to the voting of a new executive board

c. As deemed fit by the General Assembly

Clause (C) added that members of a dissolved Executive board shall not be eligible for re-election to any office and no member shall be an executive officer for more than two (2) executive years.

He further expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to serve the interest of students.

“Thank you so much for the opportunity to continue to serve you. My executives and I do not intend to hold on to power for too long. We shall continue to serve you better and with respect in these moments.” he said in a Tweet

Story by: Eli Djomekou