The umbrella body of students from Ghana’s neighbouring West African country, the National Association of Nigerian Students NANS-GH, has held its 2019 annual congress in Accra.
The Ghana chapter of the NANS event brought together Nigerian students from 45 universities, colleges and institutes across the country at the All Nations University College, Koforidua, June 27, 2019.
The programme witnessed the election and swearing-in of new national executives, to occupy various positions in the association for the 2019/2020 academic year.
The newly elected executives are; Adebayo Samuel Ogunkoya of the Accra Business School (President), Vice President, Nwofor Ifeanyi Samuel (Akim State College), and General Secretary, Josiah Oghenegare (All Nations University College).
The other members of the NANS executive are; Michelle Joseph of Zenith University College, Treasurer, Teedum Nke-ee (Bluecrest College), Public Relations Officer, and Joy Ovigwe Onovwakpor (Central University College), Women’s Commissioner.
Meanwhile, the following remaining open offices; Director of Programmes, Financial Secretary and Welfare Officer will be filled via by-election at the first General Assembly meeting of this administration which will hold within 90-days of inauguration.
In his acceptance speech, President Adebayo, reiterated his commitment to uphold the unity of NANS-GH and readiness to bring the union closer to campus.
He also mentioned that, his administration will forge a proactive relationship with the member union universities’ management, Student representative Councils, Nigerian High Commission and respective government agencies, in Ghana.
While commending the Ghana Police Service for security coverage and Ghana’s Electoral Commission for their logistic support during the convention, he called on all Nigerian students in Ghana to be law abiding and be good ambassadors of Nigeria in their respective domains here in Ghana.
Delivering the state of the Association’s report, immediate Past President of NANS-Gh, Collins Albert, bemoaned the “high level of harassment” by the Ghana Immigration Service.
He also called on all students to regularise their stay in Ghana by obtaining their required students’ residence permit and also abstain from all forms of social vices while they undergo their studies in Ghana.
The out-gone president also urged management of universities to help in ensuring the needed documentations are issued to Nigerian students upon registration for every semester.
This, he believes would enable students obtain their residence permit with ease and generally make the university environment conducive for our compatriots.