General News of Tuesday, 14 May 2019
n eight-member Executive Committee of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) Chapter of the Graduate Students Association of Ghana (GRASSAG), has been inaugurated in Accra.
The newly established GRASSAG GIMPA Chapter, which is under the Presidency of Raphael Apetorgbor, would spearhead the affairs of the Association for the 2019/2020 academic year.
Other members include Mr Adamu Mohammed Iddrisu, Vice President; Mrs Mariama Dauda, Treasurer; Mr George Keteku, Speaker; Mr Eric Ofosu Asare, Public Relations Officer and Mrs Fuseina Issah, Women’s Commissioner.
The rest are; Mr Christopher Flomo, General Secretary and Alhaji Yussif Baba Suleman, Organiser.
The Committee was inducted into office by Mr Osei Kwame Griffiths, Chairperson of the Judicial Committee of GRASSAG-GIMPA.
Professor Phillip Duku Osei, Deputy Rector of GIMPA, tasked the student leaders to be accountable not only to the student body, but to the authorities they work with, and Ghana as a whole.
He also underscored the need for the executives to nurture the undergraduates as well as ensure that their welfare was completely taken care of; thus better customer service, adding that “this is why we have set up two offices, Office of the Dean of Students and Office of the Dean of Research and Graduate Studies”.
Prof Osei said this was planned with an objective to grow the Graduate School, as such, GRASSAG- GIMPA had two key Offices to support their programmes, especially research programmes.
The Deputy Rector said Ghana was at a point, where it needed lots of graduate products with critical thinking and were able to do problem analysis; “to resolve all the numerous problems we have in our communities and at the national level”, he added.
Mr Apetorgbor also noted that through effective education and proactive policies, GRASAG-GIMPA was determined to build a welcoming community for all postgraduate students and the entire GIMPA fraternity.
He said the efficiency of proactive leadership lied ineffective accountability.
Mr Apetorgbor recounted that in as much as they would want to be seen as visionary and proactive in their dealings in managing the affairs of GRASAG -GIMPA, they would not forget to keep accuracy in their timing and positive attitude in handling their records and activities.
“In fostering the model of School of Graduate Students, GIMPA GRASAG upon its inauguration will focus on ensuring due process, that enables students have ample opportunity to voice their grievances in a manner that is clear and fair to all”, he added.
He said the executives would stand up to the day to day challenge in fixing problems and issues that needed to be timely addressed, to get the desired results, while formulating future plans and event to put their agenda ahead of time.
He expressed the hope that with multitude of student concerns and obligation, he believed the drive of proactive leadership would be able to stay up to task and strive to be effective, productive, and efficient in all proceedings.