THE JUDICIAL BOARD
The Judicial Board comprises chairpersons of the various JCRs of the halls of residence in the university and are referred to as Justices.
The members of the board are of moral character and each pursues a full course in legal studies at the Faculty of Law of the university. The board is not interfered by any executive committee, general assembly or any person.
The judicial board enforces and interprets the SRC constitution, settles disputes through hearings and provides remedy, and has a duty in matters relating to elections. The board is however guided by the constitution of Ghana, the laws of Ghana and the statues of the university.
The Disciplinary Committee consists of members from the General Assembly with a chairperson and a secretary appointed from among the members.
The committee deals with all acts of indiscipline on the part of any member of the General Assembly, Executive committee or JCR. The committee gives advice to the General Assembly on recommendations of appropriate punishments for approval from Dean of Students, the Registrar or the Vice Chancellor.
THE WOMEN’S COMMISSION
This commission is appointed by the executive committee with approval from the general assembly.
The commission, as a standing committee under the general assembly, has the responsibility of pursuing the harnessing, distillation and the employment of the intellectual and other important capacities of female students.
The commission has the duty of carrying out educational and capacity building programs aimed at improving the academic and the general welfare of the female student population in the university.
The commission also actively pursues the agenda of ensuring the cessation of all discriminatory and harmful practices against women in the university and the country as a whole.
It works towards the exercise of the rights of women in accordance with the laws of the university and the country, especially in cases the rights have been abused, denied or infringed upon in any way.
The commission works to get more women involved in the affairs of the SRC and the university and the country as a whole.
THE PUBLICATIONS AND INFORMATION COMMITTEE
The publications and information committee is one of the standing committees appointed by the general assembly of the SRC.
The committee is in charge of ensuring the efficient communication of information between the SRC and the student population. It is basically the mouthpiece of the SRC.
Some of the duties of the committee include; ensuring the effective and efficient running of Radio Universe, the SRC FM station; carrying out effective publicity and advertisement of all SRC activities and making sure the right and approved information from the SRC gets to the student body.
The committee is composed of the chairperson, who is also the editor in chief of the SRC, two editors an additional two sub editors, a legal advisor, a treasurer and a member from each JCR of the halls of residence. All of these persons are and have to be members of the general assembly.
As part of their duties, the committee also has the responsibility of informing the general assembly about vacancies on the committees under the assembly.
The Audit Board is centrally a watchdog and a reporter of the financial statements and disbursements of the Students' Representative Council. It objectively reviews and examines the financial records and activities of the SRC and of all committees or commissions to assess the adequacy of system controls, to ensure compliance with established policies and operational procedures and to recommend necessary changes in controls and procedures. The Audit Board in each semester publishes its findings and report to inform the generality of the student body because the contentment of the student body is central to the success of the SRC. It is a five-member board nominated by the General Assembly. Mr. Andy E. Haziel chairs the board.
The lifeline of an anti-graft oriented institution is the prioritization of the promotion and entrenchment of probity, accountability and transparency. These crucial pillars of integrity is indispensable to the smooth operation of the Students' Representative Council (SRC). The SRC's Constitution, in cognizance of this, has provided for the composition of the Finance Committee to preside over the optimum allocation and expenditure of resources. The Finance Committee essentially ensures the efficient utilization of the resources of the SRC through effective and efficient financial measures. It is a twenty-three member committee comprising of one representative from each Junior Common Room of the Halls of residence, three persons nominated by the General Assembly and the SRC treasurer who doubles as the secretary of the committee. The Finance Committee is currently chaired by Miss Rushaina Razak and Prince Amoah Ampofo ( SRC treasurer) is the scribe of the committee.
NON RESIDENT STUDENTS’ AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
The Students Representative Council as part of its responsibilities for ensuring the welfare of all students has created the Non-Resident Students Affairs to pursue and resolve issues relevant to the welfare of non-resident students of this University.
The committee is a seven (7) member body of non - resident students who meet the qualification of membership of a committee and are appointed by the Executive Committee of the SRC , subject to the Approval of the General Assembly.
The Non Resident Students’ Affairs Committee is responsible for working with relevant bodies to enhance services directed towards non-resident students, such as transportation and alternative residential services. The body seeks to protect and promote the welfare of non-resident students. It is also responsible for the receipt, pursuance and resolution of complaints and observations made by non-resident students on issues affecting their well-being, provided that such issues are related to their status as non-resident students.
The committee relies on the reports and observations of non-resident students hence encourage non-resident students to make use of the office to ensure its efficiency and the achievement of an improved welfare of non-resident students of this University.
Non-resident student is a student who does not have residence in any such facility located on the campuses of this University.
EXTERNAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
The Students’ Representative Council (SRC), an umbrella student body, and as part of its efforts to give the student a strong representation within and without it’s boarders, has in place the External Affairs Committee. The committee is solely responsible for the organization of student’s travel abroad or the external affairs of the SRC.
It is the body that establishes and coordinates the relationship between the student body and NUGS as well as other local or international organizations or institutions.The composition of this august arm of the SRC include the Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and other officers of the committee. Membership of the Executive of the committee must be members of the General Assembly, having received appointment and given prior approval of the same.
The executive of the External Affairs Committee serve as the Executive of the Local NUGS such that constitutionally, the Committee is the Local NUGS Secretariat. Offices of the Secretary and Treasurer also represent the same offices of the Local NUGS respectively. The Chairperson of the External Affairs Committee is the Local NUGS President. This coalition is to ensure effective coordination of the relationship between SRC and NUGS.
The comfort of students is the linchpin to the progress of the University, for this reason the SRC has a welfare committee to cater for the comfort needs of students. The committee has a chair who is appointed by the Executive Officers and members of the committee appointed by the Executive committee; all members are subject to approval of the General Assembly (GA). The objectives of the committee ranges from guaranteeing optimum hygiene at market squares and trade centers, warranting proper running of school facilities, ensuring safety of students on campus, to providing favorable conditions in the halls with the help of various JCR officials.
In directing the affairs of the committee, there has been considerable efforts in fulfilling the objectives of the committee.
PROJECT AND PROGRAMS COMMITTEE
Many students may infer the Programs and Projects committee as the entertainment section of the SRC. Such an assumption is not entirely true nor is it false. The committee has an administrative duty in procuring a true account of all resources of the SRC. The committee also sees to the successful execution of all programs (academic and ordinary) of the SRC. Publishing of the program line up of the SRC for a particular period is also the task of the committee. The heads (chairperson, secretary, and treasurer) are appointed by Executive Officers while committee member are appointed by the Executive committee with the guidance of the General Assembly (GA).
As it stand now, the objectives are been met successfully with collaborative powers of the Executive Officers, GA and the student populace.
INTELLIGENCE AND STUDENTS’ AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
The Intelligence and Students’ Affairs Committee is the investigative and research body of the SRC. In our world of information asymmetry and a deliberate distortion of facts, research and inquiry have a huge responsibility. An organization that fails to embark on research is bound to fail. Research brings about innovation and practical solutions to the challenges faced by individuals and organizations in the contemporary world.
The Intelligence and Students’ Affairs Committee has the responsibility of collating data and conducting research into matters affecting the welfare of students in the University of Ghana and students in Ghana as a whole. The committee drives the whole of the SRC machinery by providing other committees and organs of the SRC with accurate and timely information relevant to their work and activities. In effect, the committee gives life to the SRC. The committee also contributes to debates on national issues including writing articles and comments in the media.
This is a strategic committee of the SRC that has unrestricted access to information as to the files, books and records available at any JCR or the SRC especially on matters that hinges directly or indirectly on students’ welfare in the university. The committee is the only committee that has the right to summon any student to appear before it for purposes incidental to the efficient performance of its duties.
The committee is under the able leadership of Hon. Avornorkadzi Prince who is a final year Accounting student at the University of Ghana Business School and a resident of Commonwealth Hall. He is ably assisted by Mr. Mohammed Ali. Aside the Legal Advisor and the Press Secretary of the SRC who are members of this committee, there are eight other members and volunteers who work in the committee.
The Disciplinary Committee comprised of members of the General Assembly, is in charge of ensuring that the various bodies of the SRC are kept in check. It deals with all acts of indiscipline of any member of the General Assembly or students referred by it and any member of the Executive Committee or any JCR. It has a chairperson and secretary who are appointed by the Executive Committee. Appropriate punishments are recommended by the committee together with the General Assembly to the Dean of Students, the Registrar or Vice-Chancellor for implementation.
The Scholarship Committee objective is to make sure that all students have the opportunity to acquire financial aid for their academics. This entails publicising on the availability of scholarships, fundraising and reporting on the performance of the program and the beneficiaries. The Committee works in collaboration with the Financial Aid Office.
AD HOC COMMITTEES
THE PASSPORT COMMITTEE
The Passport Committee is more like the Foreign Affairs sector of the SRC, its sole mandate is to help students get passports and all necessary documents to aid in that process.
Program for the year
For the 2016/2017 academic year, the committee added the mandate of helping students to get electronic birth certificates to aid in getting their biometric passports and through diligence that has been achieved on the broader view not forgetting facilitating biometric passports for the general student body.