Stop carrying negative stories about UG – Prof Awandare to Media

Gideon Nicholas Day
Gideon Nicholas Day
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The Pro-Vice-Chancellor in charge of Academic and student affairs at the University of Ghana, Prof Gordon Awandare, has urged the media to desist from propagating stories that put the University of Ghana in a bad light.

He made these statements when he addressed members of Akuafo Hall in a short ceremony to receive new bed donations from alumni of the Hall.
According to him, the media keep engaging ‘negative’ alumni fueling stories that project the University negatively. He, therefore, called on the media to highlight the positive stories with the same energy they use for the negative ones as well.

“This, I hope that the media will carry this event just as much as they carry the negative alumni, ecause in recent times we’ve had other alumni who have not provided a single bottle of water to the university putting the university in a in a very negative light and the media are currently all over the place 24/7. I think this is what they need to be highlighted. This is how alumni of a university support the university.
It is not through media propaganda. So let’s put this in the spotlight. This is what University of Ghana is about. It’s about excelling in your field of endeavor and blessing the university with the resources that you have also managed to generate.”

He also touched on challenges the University is facing and called on students to use the beds wisely as the university management works to make life better for students.

 “We’re in a situation where the university is grappling with so many challenges and dwindling resources. The subsidies don’t come in. So the reality is that the university is always struggling to keep your lights on, to keep your water flowing. To make sure you can go to class and so when we get support such as these, we would ask of you that you use their facilities and the resources that they give. Use them responsibly so that when you leave your younger brothers and younger sisters can also come and use them because resources are tight and we cannot continue to damage university property and then expect that they will replace them overnight.

We’re doing what we can do to make your life better on campus, and with the support of alumni, as we have today, we’re trying to do that. But we also call on you to be very responsible and to be each other’s keeper and to report people who abuse university property so that we can get them out of the way so that you can.”

Lawyer Thaddeus Sory and Managing Director of Phoenix Insurance, Henry Bukari donated 100 students’ mattresses in a ceremony held at the fountain of the Akuafo Hall on Sunday, March 12, 2023.

They donated the beds after an appeal was made by the Deputy Senior Tutor, Dr. Margaret Ismaila, emphasizing the plight of students from the hinterlands, particularly the Upper West Region where both donors hail from.  The donation is therefore to help provide accommodation for students from particularly far distances, especially Upper West Region.

One of the donors, Lawyer Thaddeus Sory said the gesture is to help provide accommodation for students from particularly far distances, especially Upper West Region.

“The number of us who come from the north and far way places do not get anywhere to stay, it is one of the reasons why we decided that this cause, we’d be a part of it “

The Hall Master, Prof. Kweku Oppong Asante expressed gratitude to the illustrious sons of the hall and promised to use the beds responsibly

“I just want to stand on behalf of the hall and say that we will put this mattress to good use and I’m sure the JCR president can also assure our senior farmers that their students are going to take good care of this facility that you’re giving unto us.
We’re going to make it, put it to good use .”

Story by; Gideon Nicholas Day |

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