The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has issued a press statement on the recent happenings on university campuses.
Below is the full statement:
THE NATIONAL UNION OF GHANA STUDENTS (NUGS) PRESS STATEMENT ON THE RECENT HAPPENINGS IN THE PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES IN GHANA
The students front has been derailed into a state of perplexity by the recent reported death of our colleague students at the University of Development Studies, University of Education and the University of Cape Coast. We still have not been able to keep our imaginations synchronized with these realities which have dawned on us. We are highly dumb-founded upon hearing the demise of our colleagues especially in such unfortunate circumstances.
We wish to express our deepest condolence to the immediate families, the university Managements and the Students representative councils of our deceased friends. We share in the sorrow and grief of the families, but will however wish to encourage the families to gather strength and courage in these disheartening times.
As we grief over these recent events, we believe that it should be a wakeup call on all stakeholders to find it necessary to devise startegies that will help prevent such occurrences in the future. We further think that students, parents and our institutional heads must endeavour to eliminate these kinds of ‘unnatural’ deaths on our campuses.
In view of the above events, NUGS wishes to propound the following suggestions
* That the Guidance and Counseling units must develop a pre and post results display programmes for peculiar students as a means of curbing unexpected eventualities.
* That students should be conscious with the vehicles they take from home to school and vice versa
*Parents must equally be responsible for the psychological strength and wellness of their children.
* Students are advice to avoid staying out late and should be in groups when walking late in the night.
We therefore call on the various university managements to take possible measures to ensure maximum security is provided to protect lives of all students on campus.
Sammy Binfoh Darkwa
Raymond Ayilu. K
Press and Information secretary.