National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) Constitution was promulgated on Sunday, 6th April, 2008 at the University of Cape Coast.
MEMORANDUM TO THE NUGS CONSTITUTION FROM THE CONSTITUTIONAL REVIEW COMMITTEE (2006 – 2008)
The need to have a new NUGS Constitution which is dynamic enough to satisfy the changing trends of NUGS became more evident in the very recent past of the Union’s history, where some provisions in the NUGS Constitution had over -lived their essence while other legal and administrative inputs which the dynamism of the Union had warranted over the years had no Constitutional Provisions to their effect. There even came a time when more than one version of the NμGS Constitution was in circulation.
Efforts were made by previous NUGS administrations, blocs and even individuals to contribute to the attainment of a more consecrated Constitution for the Union but where not far – reaching. The impasse that surrounded the Union and had a telling effect on its image during the 2005/2006 NUGS year was partly due to the absence of a Constitution which had the capacity to curtail such situations in time.
This however, necessitated a more enthusiastic approach towards the Constitutional Review process.
The above led to the formation of a Seven – member Constitutional Review Committee by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the 2006/2007 NUGS year and was duly ratified by the First Central Committee meeting of that same NUGS.
The Constitutional Review Committee comprised the under listed;
1.MR. DENNIS ADJEI DWOMOH – CHAIRMAN
2. MR. ANTHONY AFRIYIE ABOTSI – SECRETARY
3. MR. GODWIN TETTEH NOMO – MEMBER
4. MR. KOFI OFOSU BOATENG – MEMBER
5. MR. KWABENA BAFFOE – SARKODIE – MEMBER
6. MS. GEORGINA BART – WILLIAMS – MEMBER
7. MR. FRED K. ABOGO – MEMBER
The Committee was tasked to propose relevant amendments and present a draft Constitution at the Second Central Committee meeting of that same NUGS year the committee met on several occasions. It adopted a consultative approach in its operations, this it did by consulting with a broad spectrum of students and NUGS.
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