The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS)has paid an official working visit to the national secretariat of the Nations Builders Corps(NABCO) to discuss how best the Union can collaborate with their outfit in embarking on a national suicide prevention tour taking into consideration the number of students who die each semester through suicide.
Speaking to the Ghanaian Observer newspaper after a meeting with head of NABCo, Tinkaro Asare Osei, President of NUGS said the Union has over the past few years noticed with despair the unwelcome frequency of students committing suicide each semester in the various institutions in the country.
As a mother union that fights for the welfare of Ghanaian students, NUGS is committed to developing possible ways of engaging the students in addressing the various challenges that may lead to the individual student not feeling the real essence of him or her staying alive, the President stressed.
This partnership with NABCO, Mr Tinkaro stated will help to address some of the challenges students face in school warranting the thought of suicide.
”We are committed to ensuring we explore all avenues to getting the best for our students in the universities in the country so they can complete school in good health and with sound minds”, Mr Tinkaro stated.
The CEO of NABCO, Dr Anyars Ibrahim was delighted in meeting the leadership of NUGS and used the opportunity to give brief details of his involvement in the activities of NUGS in the late 20th Century as a local NUGS President of the University of Ghana and also National Vice President of NUGS in the 1998/1999 academic year.
Dr. Anyars in his address noted with keen interest the willingness of his outfit to equip the youth, especially students in the area of entrepreneurship since the main purpose of NABCO is not only to provide jobs for the youth.
He further stated that suicide is a big challenge to the growth and development of our nation and for that matter should be looked at with all seriousness.
“My outfit is ever ready to collaborate with NUGS to organize forums and also engage students reading Psychology in the various tertiary institutions in addressing the suicide menace”, he stated.
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