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UCC SRC Launches Students Welfare Assistance Fund

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The Students’ Representative Council {SRC} of the University of Cape Coast has officially launched an initiative to help students who face financial challenges whilst on campus.

The fund the SRC president, Mr Dennis Appiah Larbi Ampofo believes would help soften the financial challenges many students go through whilst on campus.

Addressing students during the launch at the university’s main auditorium on 28/10/2016, Mr Dennis Appiah Larbi Ampofo disclosed that  students with genuine financial needs would have to apply for the fund by picking and filling a form at the Dean’s office or at the SRC’s office.

He added that after every two weeks, a committee will sit and scrutinize the forms and authorize money to deserving individuals. The composition of the committee shall consist of eleven members with representatives from the SRC, GRASAG, Office of the dean of students, a legal person from the university and others.

*SWAF* is an intervention to provide soft and short term financial support to students who have genuine financial constraints while on campus.

‘The amount to be given is not for fees or as capital for business, it’s to solve ones pressing financial needs’, the SRC president stated.

“Believe you me , an SRC’s job is not all about building structures but highly concerned with solving the social concerns of our people” the SRC president added.

He also disclosed that the fund is not a loan but a free support. A maximum of seventy students can benefit from the fund every month. Each student is eligible to apply for the fund only twice a semester. The maximum amount a successful applicant can benefit from the fund is Ghc 200.

Addressing students during the launch the Dean of students, Professor Kwow Edjah admonished students who will apply for the fund to refrain from providing the vetting committee with wrong information lest they are rusticated. He said the fund shall be operated hand in hand with the students handbook.

*Dummy cheques presented to support the fund*

Oguaa Hall Ghc 3000
Kwame Nkrumah Hall Ghc 3000
NUGS UCC Local Ghc 200
Deans Office Ghc 18000
Atlantic Hall 2000
Students Representative Council Ghc 10,000

Students are therefore advised to take advantage of this fund to help ease their financial burdens.

Story by:
Latif Lawrence Jorhowie

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