UG: Ghanaian musician, Guru, to contest for SRC President office

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Maradona Yeboah Adjei, popularly known by his stage name Guru, has revealed that he would be contesting for the high office of the University of Ghana Students Representative Council (SRC) President.

This puts him in line with giant student politicians such as Jay Lit, Manuel Life, and Nii Afotey, in their quest to secure the 67th UG SRC Presidential office.

In an interview with ace broadcaster MzGee on United Showbiz, the Lapaz Toyota hit maker outlined his visions of what he intends to do once elected to power, stating that he aims to bring a TV station on board as the sole means of disseminating information on the university campus, is only a radio station.

“We’re growing, take it as the whole university of Ghana, for all these years, the main means of disseminating information is just radio, Radio Univers. And how competitive is Radio Univers? So, I think we should upgrade it to a TV Station. TV stands out well in disseminating information aside social media, so it makes sense upgrading it to a TV station. Even Pastors have taken on TV to patronize their congregation, so if the University of Ghana owns one, it will help. Legon is an esteemed establishment and limiting to a radio station isn’t fair for me.”

Guru also emphasized his plans to enhance digitalization once elected to office. He proposes implementing a device that allows students to enter their student ID to access exam halls and other university amenities, even if they do not have their physical student ID with them.

Additionally, he plans to boost lighting systems and install more cameras, as well as improve shuttle services on campus.

“With the ID cards, for instance, if a student resides at Kasoa and leaves his/her ID card home, that means he/she won’t partake in the exams so if we upgrade digitalization on campus, we can just implement devices which allow students to use their thumb or just entering their ID number to access amenities.”

“I think the major problem of the school is shuttles, they’re less and we’ve to add up. For instance, if you’re residing at the diaspora halls and you ought to come to main campus for your exam, due to the population, shuttles can’t accommodate all students residing at diaspora and the distance is also far, so we have to add up.”

He also underscored the need to expand halls once he assumes power.

“Accommodation on campus is not enough at all, I think we have to expand accommodation on campus, and it will ensure that students enjoy a comfortable stay on campus.”

During a tumultuous period in Ghana’s political history, students faced various challenges that directly impacted their lives. In response, they united to protect their interests, forming groups and individuals to fight for their rights. This struggle continued from 1952 to 1970. The importance of unity led to the creation of the Students’ Representative Council (SRC), providing a platform for collective representation in decision-making.

Story by: Gabriel Tecco Mensah |

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