The Graduate Students’ Association of Ghana (GRASAG) has elected Mr. Rashid Kwesi Etuaful, a PHD student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) at their 22nd National Delegates Congress which came off at the University for Development Studies (UDS), Tamale Campus from Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th August.
The climax of the four-day congress which was the elections of new National Executive Committee (NEC) members saw an overwhelming endorsement of Mr. Rashid Kwesi Etuaful as the President and Mr. Ernest Obeng as his Vice. Mr. Baba Hassan and Mr. Michael Kobina Gyan who also had fierce competition were successfully elected as the Secretary and Treasurer respectively. The two unopposed candidates Mr. Benjamin Taylor and Ms. Joselyn Elizabeth Nana Amma Nimo were also endorsed for Organizer and Gender Commissioner for the association respectively.
This year’s annual congress was dubbed “The Savannah Congress” with the theme “Bridging The Gap Between Education & Employment: The Responsibility of Graduate Students, Industry Players and Educational Policy Makers”. Professor Gabriel Ayum Teye, the Vice Chancellor of UDS gave the key note address at the opening ceremony on the theme and sensitized graduate students present to get up and doing in changing their attitudes towards improving working cultures in every job they find themselves. Vo Naa Alhaji M. B. Bawa, Chief of the Vogu Traditional Area was the chairman of the four-day congress.
Other events at the congress included Research Conference, Fun Trip to Mole National Park and Donations to the Tamale Orphanage. These events were actively patronized by all member institutions presents which includes University of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, University of Education Winneba, University of Cape Coast, University of Professional Studies, University for Development Studies, Ghana Technology University and several others.