Immediate Past UGSRC President Wins NUGS Best SRC President of the Year Award

Prince Asumadu, the immediate past President of the University of Ghana Student Representative Council (UGSRC), has been awarded the “SRC President of the Year 2022/2023” accolade at the Ghana Education Awards (GEA), organised by the National Union of Ghanaian Students (NUGS).

The announcement was made on September 9, 2023, during the GEA ceremony. The Ghana Education Awards (GEA) is an event that seeks to honour individuals and student leaders who have demonstrated remarkable dedication to the advancement of quality education in the country.

The awards ceremony was organised in collaboration with various educational support units, including the Ministry of Education, UNESCO, GETFUND, SLTF, Scholarship Secretariat, and Ghana Gas, among others.

The former UGSRC President beat off competition from seven other SRC Presidents who were nominated for the same category.

Speaking on the sides of the awards, Prince Asumadu noted that his recognition as the "SRC President of the Year" can be attributed to his outstanding achievements and innovative initiatives during his tenure. “Notable among these accomplishments was his initiation of the SRC Development Fund Board, which aims to facilitate the construction of extensive infrastructure for the UGSRC,” he mentioned.

He recalled that “under my leadership, processes for the construction of two "Hotspot Comfort Zones" were initiated to provide support for the Vice-Chancellor’s Digitalisation Agenda to enhance students' experience. The "Skill Up for Jobs" boot camp was also introduced by my administration, and through this boot camp, we trained hundreds of students in entrepreneurial skills.”

Prince Asumadu added that “my administration had a profound impact on the University and the student body. For the first time in the history of our beloved University, there is a clear roadmap for the construction of a 6,000-bed hostel capacity aimed at addressing accommodation challenges. This achievement was made possible through the establishment of the UGSRC Development Fund.”

On the challenges he faced as a student leader, Mr. Asumadu remarked, “We had a significant challenge in rallying students to support the SRC hostel project, which had a remarkably short timeline of just 100 days.” He, however, noted that “through relentless engagement with students, including those from various halls of residence and satellite campuses, we successfully drafted a comprehensive act that birthed the UGSRC Development Fund. Students willingly contributed to the fund through levies, paving the way for the realisation of the hostel project.”

He expressed gratitude to the Management of the University, including the Vice-Chancellor, his colleague SRC executives, and the student body for their support during his tenure.

Prince Asumadu, originally from Ejusu-Akyaakrom in the Ashanti Region, is a devout Christian who completed his undergraduate studies in Sociology with Public Administration in 2022. He is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Public Sector Management at the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS). His previous leadership roles include serving as Secretary for the Sociology Students Association and Head Boy at West African Senior High School.