The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ernest Aryeetey last week handed over a 15-Seater Bus to the Radio Univers at a brief handing over ceremony at the offices of the station.
In his remarks, Professor Ernest Aryeetey, said Radio Univers, as the “voice of Legon”, was a significant part of the University and it was therefore very important for the University to ensure that the radio station is well resourced in order to live up to its mandate. He expressed satisfaction with the management of the station and the on-going restructuring work being done.
The Vice-Chancellor assured the staff and student volunteers of university management’s readiness to support them. “We will do our best to ensure the station takes good shape” he said. He urged the student volunteers to let the world know what was happening in the university through their broadcasts.
In brief remarks, the Director of Public Affairs, Mrs. Stella A. Amoa noted that even though it had taken a long time to acquire a bus for the station, she was thankful that management had finally approved the request. She said that there were plans to upgrade the studio to befit the University’s status as the premier University, and also to accord the station its right as the first campus radio station to be established in the country.
Earlier in his opening remarks, the Station Manager, Dr. Clement Abas Apaak stated that in spite of the numerous challenges the station faces in its operations, it continues to strive to give off its best not only to the university community but to the neighbouring community and the nation at large. He was grateful to university management for acceding to the various requests made by the station and said that the acquisition of the bus will go a long way to complement and enhance the work of the station. He also gave assurance that the bus will be well maintained to serve its purpose.
The Acting Director of the School of Communication Studies, Dr. Mrs. Margaret Amoakohene, a special guest at the ceremony, was hopeful that all the other requests that had been approved by management will become a reality so that this “small corner” of the University will become the brightest in the university community. (Radio Univers shares a common area with the School of Communication Studies).
Present at the ceremony were the Director of Finance, Mr. Richard Boapea, some members of Radio Univers Management Board, Ms. Sarah Akrofi-Quarcoo of the School of Communication Studies, and Mr. Emmanuel Annoh, Finance Directorate, staff and student volunteers of Radio Univers.