Increase Access To Latest Journals – GRASAG Urges Ministry Of Education

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The Graduate Students’ Association of Ghana, GRASAG, Chapter of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) has called on the Ministry of Education to facilitate increased access to the latest journal publications for students.

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According to the Association, this will enhance research and more frequent publications by both lectures and students.

This was contained in a New Year’s message issued in Accra and signed by the President of GRASAG GIMPA, Mr. Raphael Apetorgbor.

The President also expressed worry over a meager research allowance, rising tuition fees, obnoxious residential facility charges, poor transport and feeding and lack of access to the latest research/journal publication.

Mr. Apetorgbor assured students that the Association shall spare no effort in advocating for educational reforms in Ghana.

He further expressed solidarity with working students, especially the wives who have to take care of children, home and office work, and also to attend to academic work at the same time.

Mr. Apetorgbor also assured international students of their avowed commitment to law and order which will know doubt guarantee their safety and comfort in Ghana.

“To our continuing and final year students, we urge you to carry on the fight regardless of the evident challenges”. he added.

Below is the full statement by the President of GRASAG GIMPA

*GRASAG GIMPA 2020 NEW YEAR MESSAGE*

We the Graduate Students’ Association of Ghana (GRASAG), the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) Chapter hereby wish all students and all people in Ghana a Happy New Year 2020.

We congratulate our colleagues who have been able to secure scholarships and express solidarity with the struggling masses.

We wish to assure you that we shall spare no effort in advocating for educational reforms in Ghana.

We also further express solidarity with our working students, especially the wives who have to take care of children, home and office work, and attend to academic work at the same time.

We wish to assure our international students of our avowed commitment to law and order which will know doubt guarantee your safety and comfort here in Ghana.

To our continuing and final year students, we urge you to carry on the fight regardless of the evident challenges.

Notable among our challenges are a meager research allowance, rising tuition fees, obnoxious residential facility charges, poor transport and feeding, and lack of access to the latest research/journal publication.

We take this opportunity on behalf of all graduate students to call on the Ministry of Education to facilitate increased access to the latest journal publications that will enhance research and more frequent publications by both lectures and students.

Meanwhile, we trudge along with our Azonto – one step forward, two steps backwards – knowing that our efforts shall be crowned with success.

We look forward to a happy graduation ceremony in July 2020 when our parents, benefactors, family and friends will join with our management, lecturers and other members of staff in one happy GIMPA family.

Finally, we wish all Ghanaians a Happy New Year and charge our politicians, the youth and other electoral stakeholders to conduct the 2020 election cycle in peace and decorum, emphasising principle and issues to enhance our democracy.

Aluta continua!

Long Live GRASAG GIMPA!
Long Live Student Solidarity!!
Long Live Ghana!!!

Signed

Raphael Apetorgbor
PRESIDENT- GRASAG GIMPA

2nd January, 2020
GIMPA, Greenhill, Accra.

By: Paul Mamattah

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