By: HTU Public Affairs
On Monday 3rd October 2022 the Students Representative Council (SRC) of Ho Technical University held its 29th handing over ceremony at the G.M Afeti Auditorium. The ceremony saw five newly elected SRC Executives taking over leadership of the students’ front for the 2022/2023 academic year.
The new executives led by Francis Gatogo – President and Vanessa Assasey – Vice President, were sworn into office by the University’s Legal Officer, Ms. Dorothy Akortsu Esq. during the last sitting of the 3rd SRC Parliament.
The rest were Gladys Tsiagbe – General Secretary, Felix Ansah – Financial Secretary and Richard Amenya – Organising Secretary.
Mr. Samuel Kissi Ampadu, the outgone SRC President for the 2021/2022 academic year, in his exit address highlighted various activities and projects undertaken by his administration, including the procurement of projectors for various academic departments to aid teaching and learning. He encouraged the new executives to continue from where they left off, as he expressed gratitude to Management and the student body for their support and cooperation during his tenure.
Mr. Francis Gatogo the new SRC President in his acceptance speech, thanked the student body for the confidence reposed in him and other executives to lead them for the 2022/2023 academic year. He applauded the outgone executives for their good works and pledged to build on what his predecessors left. He also commended the University Management for their intervention in resolving impasse that delayed the elections.
The Vice-Chancellor Prof. Ben Honyenuga congratulated the new SRC executives, and also thanked the various stakeholders, including the Academic Board and Dean of Students Affairs for the decisive interventions which turned an almost messy electoral process into a peaceful one. The VC also commended the outgone executives for their cooperation and later appealed to the student body especially the President to maintain peace and unity among the students in the University.
It will be recalled that the SRC elections scheduled to be held in March 2022 delayed due to impasse among the SRC structures. The Academic Board intervened and directed that, an independent body should superintend over the elections. This led to the bringing on board, the Volta Regional Director of the Electoral Commission, Mr. Eric Dzakpasu to conduct the polls on Friday, 23rd and Saturday 24th September.
The EC Regional Director declared the results 72 hours later in the presence of Management and the candidates, as stipulated in the SRC Constitution, paving way for the handing over ceremony.
In attendance was the University Management, the Dean of Students Affairs and Directors of various Directorates.