A Former National President of the Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana (TTAG), Mr. Sampson Tagbor is in race to become the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) President of Ghana’s premier University, UG – Legon for the 2020/2021 academic year.
Mr. Sampson Tagbor, an old student of St. Francis College of Education, Hohoe served as TTAG National President for the 2015/2016 academic year. Prior to becoming the National President of TTAG, he served in the previous year as the National Vice President. He is known to have lobbied for a Manhindra Pick Up together with his executives in 2016 from the then government to aid the association carry out its mandate of serving trainee teachers.
Speaking on what inspired him to vie for the SRC President of the premier University, Mr. Sampson Tagbor in an interaction with the CoEWJ Personality Profile Segment of the Journal stated that, “when you hear the name premier university, the expectation becomes more. I have always known that this university should be the one institution producing the finest brains all over the country. These, they have done over the past couple of years. When I got admitted to the university, I became very active in the student leadership architecture. Those that came in contact me would attest to this fact. I took a critical look at the student leadership architecture and its entire configuration, unfortunately I was not impressed. I was a bit taken aback. I realized that if the picture I was seeing was the same picture in reality then there was a lot to be done”.
He further added that “I concluded that it was about time student leadership changed from a mere representation to effective, relevant and efficient representation that speaks and advocates for the masses. That has been the changing trend in my decision to become the next SRC President of the University of Ghana. I told myself that if it must be done, it must be done well and if it must be done, it must be done by people who know how to do it for the betterment of the student populace. This has been the deciding factor for Sampson Tagbor to run for the Office of the President for the University of Ghana SRC”.
The University of Ghana 2020 SRC elections was scheduled for the second week of April 2020 but could not take place due to the emergence of the novel coronavirus pandemic which led to the closure of all educational institutions by the President of the Republic of Ghana. The University of Ghana was one of the first institutions to have closed down before the Presidents’ directive after they recorded a case of COVID – 19 leading to a closure of the University to avert further spread of the deadly virus.
Our checks at the University indicates that stakeholders are working around the clock to meet and take decisions on the roadmap for the elections. The News Desk of the Journal will keep you updated on any further development on the 2020 UG SRC Elections.
Source: News Desk, Colleges of Education Weekly Journal.