The Students Representative Council (SRC) president,Mr.Francis Arthur, on Monday educated Medical students on the Students’ Emergency Relief Fund (SERF).
He said SERF was a joint initiative of the SRC, Local wing of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) and the Graduate Students Association of Ghana (GRASAG) and other stakeholders.
Mr.Arthur noted that SERF was an initiative to financially support students to ensure that they do not defer their courses as a result of financial challenges.
Speaking at the launching of the School of Medical Sciences (SMS) Health Week, he urged students to patronize the fund,adding that information about how to become a beneficiary of the fund was on the university’s website.
He appealed to private sectors,NGOs, and public-spirited individuals to assist the university’s efforts at making higher education accessible to all manner of students of the university.
Among others,he touched on the proposed SRC Driving School Programme and the Students’ Health Support Fund.
In a separate development, the SRC president, Mr. Francis Arthur, has called on students of the university to treat students with disabilities with dignity and respect.
He said the disabled students were “our brothers and sisters and therefore they deserve first-class care and treatment”.
Mr.Arthur was speaking at a meeting organized by the SRC to interact with the Association of Students with Disabilities (ASD) of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) to know their problems and find out how best they can be helped.
He assured them of the council’s support for their programmes and activities.
For his part,the vice-president of ASD, Mr. Bansiibu Servace, pointed out that the inadequate braille sheets,broken down tape recorders,among others, are the challenges students with disabilities face on campus.
Present at the meeting was the SRC spokesman, Mr. Theophilus Sosi.