Chairman of the Research Committee, Kabu Nartey, has stated in an interview with www.gijonlinenews.com that the committee has already started making great plans in obtaining the database of Past Student Representative Council (SRC) Executive members of Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) and notable GIJ alumni.
He stated that this initiative by the President of the SRC, Benyamin Madugu, is a step in the right direction as the school has seen high under exploitation of the alumni base that holds top position in the society.
He added that strengthening the relationship between the alumni body and the SRC could be a great source of financial assistance to the SRC as well as provide career help to students.
In debunking the criticism made by some students concerning the ability of the other members of the committee, Kabu Nartey emphasized that he fully trusts in the decision of the president in choosing the other members of the team. He added that he knew, personally, some of them and the depths of their knowledge cannot be overemphasized.
He appealed to students saying it is too early to judge and assess the committee’s ability to perform and accomplish their task and therefore called on the entire student body to be patient and watch the results of their teamwork.
Also speaking on the competence of the appointees of the president, General Secretary of the SRC, Goddy Mensah, echoed that he is surprised that the students would question the choice of the president and the ability of the appointees. He further mentioned that although Kabu Nartey, was admitted to the school a year ago, he has been able to achieve more than some of the ‘old students’.
The research committee was created by the president on 16th July, 2016 in pursuant of Article 7 clause 4(c) of the GIJ SRC constitution. The committee which is chaired by Kabu Nartey has four other members; Odoi Nash, Ofosu Mark, both of level 100 and Sandra Samlafor of Diploma 1. The committee is supervised by Mr. Zachariah Tanko and will serve up until the exit of the Madugu led administration.
Story by: Maame Afia Frimponmaa Dwira (level 300)