The Students’ Parliament House of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has petitioned the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) to withdraw from the National Union of Ghana Students(NUGS) temporally until its divisional crisis is resolved.
NUGS over the years is noted to have three different factions believed to be fueled by political parties in the country.
The Parliament House believes this has rendered the relevancy of the association questionable as students suffer to even know the legitimate faction citing an example a statement made by Hon. Haruna Iddrisu, a former National President of the Union and the minority leader of the Parliament of Ghana that, “NUGS no longer bites and even barking has become a problem because of the polarization of our front”.
The House in its petition is also urging the SRC to stop paying dues to the Union since it is divided into factions now
“KNUST SRC must stop using students’ dues to support NUGS programs. The biggest question is that, now that NUGS has been divided into three, where each of them is claiming to be the legitimate representation of students, which one of them should our SRC pay their dues to?”
The petition follows a hint by the SRC President of the university, Kevin Sah of the withdrawal and further deliberations on this same matter at the last sitting of the KNUST Students’ Parliament House.
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