My name is Prince Ofosu Appiah, a student representative of MA. International Political Communication and a resident of Students Village.
I am vying for the position of SUBU Vice-President, Education. Throughout my academic endeavour, I have served students in various capacities such as President of the University of Ghana College of Basic and Applied Sciences, and a member of the advisory board of the college, Member of University of Ghana General Assembly, and a President of two other students’ unions. In all these, I worked assiduously with enthusiasm to achieve excellence.
Having achieved great successes as a Founder and President of an international NGO called OSEPEDe International, a Chief Executive Officer of an Educational and Real Estate Company including other experiences from the field of Teaching and Marketing, I am convinced that I have a tremendous experience and the requisite skills to occupy the vice president, Education position.
- To make two of the five lecture days free for students to have enough time to work on their academic assignments.
Students (International and local) to benefit from department-specific academic assistance group with just a click of an App.
- Lobbying for 24hours library service a month to examination, and Improvement of the laptop borrowing system by increasing the number of hours to 24hours and allowing students to use laptops at their comfort zones.
- Increase the funding opportunity for work and study abroad.
- Lobbying for disabled-friendly assistive learning equipment within the open access and library on both campuses and stocking the library with enough research books and papers.
To end, in her inspiring quote, Christine Gregoire said “Education is the foundation upon. which we build our future for tomorrow”, Let’s build our future, let’s VOTE for Prince, THE EDUCATION GENIUS.
Prince Ofosu Appiah is one of the few people running to become subu’s new VP education. To get to know him and to understand his policies better, we spoke to Prince to get his view on what can be done to help students.
When asked how he could improve the educational experience, Prince immediately directed us to his manifesto, found on the Nerve website. He drew experience from being an international student and how that will help him.
‘I’ve had experience in dealing with students. I’ve had international experience when it comes to student leadership and can help people work to the best of their abilities and deal with issues should we find any”.
We asked him about what makes Prince stand out from the other candidates and he once again explained how his experience as an international student put him above the others. ‘I have the experience when t comes to working with people from different diverse backgrounds and understand the specific struggles of international students’.
A big part of Prince’s manifesto was accessible learning equipment. Prince went into a little more detail about that for us. ‘If you go to the library, there is no disability friendly equipment. I did some research surrounding access friendly equipment and came across equipment that isn’t so expensive. I would encourage the university to consider looking at this equipment’.