The Students Representative Council (SRC) of the African University College of Communications (AUCC) on Tuesday May 2, 2017 launched their Annual SRC Week Celebrations. The week-long celebration is expected to end on Saturday May 6, 2017.
Speaking at the launch, the President of AUCC, Dr. G. Koryoe Anim-Wright said research has shown that about 90 percent of what people know is learnt outside of the classroom. She therefore advised students to strive for excellence irrespective of where they find themselves.
The chairman for the launch and Member of Parliament for Wa Central, Hon. Alhassan Suhini charged young minds to channel their energies into creative ventures instead of resorting to illegal mining popularly known as ‘galamsey’. He reminded students that knowledge acquisition is never achieved on silver platter, adding that it requires greater sacrifice. Hon. Suhini advised students not to belittle the relationship they have made with their colleagues. He further spoke of the need for them to be candid, bold and courageous in expressing their thoughts and remain active as student leaders.
The Executive Director of the National Service Scheme, Mr. Henry Nana Boakye said active involvement in SRC is key for any student seeking to occupy any office in the near future. He said, ‘the proliferation of social media and technological advancement has exposed the youth of today to endless knowledge’. He however added that though knowledge is great, the form and how it is acquired should not be over-looked. He advice the youth to eschew all forms of nudity and obscenity in their quest to seek knowledge on social media.
The Dean of Students’, AUCC spoke about the need for the youth to be time conscious. He questioned the relevance of SRC celebrations across the country citing the general apathy towards it among students.
Speaking on the sidelines of the programme, the SRC President, Abdallah Iddi Saani said that this year’s week is expected to receive massive turnout taking into consideration the lineup of activities for the week.
There will be cooking Competition between the various halls of the university college on Wednesday May 3, 2017 at the Discovery House campus, Adabraka. The competing Halls are Discovery Hall, Baobab Hall, Adinkra Hall and African Unity Hall. In addition to that, there will be ‘Car Wash’ where students get to wash cars of staff and students for free.
Thursday May 4, 2017 has been reserved for sporting activities at the El-Wak Sports Stadium. Students will get the opportunity to exhibit their youthful exuberance in track and field games like football, volley ball, sack race, tag of peace, lime and spoon and many others.
All students are expected to put on their spiritual cap on Friday May 5, 2017 as they worship with the AUCC Christian fellowship at the forecourt. Dubbed “Holython”, the programme is supposed to impart positively on the AUCC community. Then, later in the evening, students will settle for ‘Yam & Gizzard Night’. The “Enemies’ hit maker, Jupitar is expected to perform on the night as well as Luther and many others. The party will extend to Saturday May 6, 2017 to cater for the weekend school of the college.