The National Union of Tongu Students and Associates (NUTSA) has elected a new National President for the 2020/2021 NUTSA year.
The new National President Mr. Wisdom Sogah was elected at the Union’s 13th National Delegates’ Congress held at Mepe St. Kizito Senior High Technical School in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region on Friday, 30th April, 2021.
The President and his executive officers were declared duly elected by the Electoral Commissioner of NUTSA Mr. Nicholas Kelvin Agboni who presided over the electoral processes at the National Delegates’ Congress.
Mr. Sogah was elected together with his Vice President Mr. Philip Kwame Akumey, a level 300 student of Akatsi College of Education and the National Organizing Secretary Mr. Joshua Alorvi, a level 300 student of E.P College of Education, Amedzofe.
Mr. Wisdom Sogah succeeded Mr. Kekeli Fosu, the immediate past National President of the Union.
Mr. Wisdom Sogah hails from Sogakope in the South Tongu District in the Volta Region. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Education at St. Francis College of Education, Hohoe.
According to the Electoral Commissioner, there were some National Portfolios uncontested but, the National Delegates’ Congress has passed a resolution on how to fill those vacant positions.
The Union also elected its NUTSA SRC Executive Officers from Second Cycle Institutions within the three Tongu Districts during the Delegates’ Congress.
NUTSA SRC EXECUTIVES ELECT
1. Halidu Owusu Rahinatu – President, Mafi-Kumase Senior High Technical School (MAKSTEC)
2. Ocansey Sampson – Vice President, Mafi-Kumase Senior High Technical School (MAKSTEC)
3. Ofosu Anita – General Secretary,
Mafi-Kumase Senior High Technical School (MAKSTEC)
4. Ameka Mawufemor Akos – Deputy Secretary, Mepe St. Kizito Senior High Technical School
5. Nukpeza Kwame Albert- Organizer, Mepe St. Kizito Senior High Technical School
6. Adeti Pearl Enam – Deputy Organizer, Mafi-Kumase Senior High Technical School (MAKSTEC)
7. Dogbe Sampson – PRO, Mafi-Kumase Senior High Technical School (MAKSTEC)
8. Dikah Enoch Morgan – Deputy PRO, Mafi-Kumase Senior High Technical School (MAKSTEC)
9. Gozey Bless Eyram – Women’s Commissioner, Mafi-Kumase Senior High Technical School (MAKSTEC)
10. Agbenyo Irene – Deputy Women’s Commissioner, Mepe St. Kizito Senior High Technical School
11. Zometi Ablordefe Jerome – Financial Secretary, Mepe St. Kizito Senior High Technical School
12. Korve Norah Abla – Treasurer Mafi-Kumase Senior High Technical School (MAKSTEC)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE UNION.
1. To foster unity among Tongu students, Alumni and Associates all over the Pre-tertiary and Tertiary Institution within Tongu, Ghana and elsewhere in the world.
2. To support and promote the development of Tongu.
3. To promote the welfare of all the educational and health institutions in Tongu.
4. To improve students’ academic performances and talents in Tongu and beyond through organization of annual educational programmes in educational institution
5. To serve as a forum for the discussion of all problems affecting schools, health sectors, and any other recognized sectors in Tongu and to recommend possible solutions.
6. Organization of educational seminars for teachers/facilitator and students/learners in Tongu and beyond.
7. Donating teaching and learning resources to schools’ libraries and health equipment to health sectors in Tongu.
8. To help in decision making or taking part in forums that has to do with planning of developmental activities in Tongu.
9. Liaise with stakeholders such as, Ghana Education Service (GES), Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS), Ghana Health Service (GHS), District Assemblies, Traditional Councils – Tongu, National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Social Welfare, and others to help fast tract development of Tongu.
10. To co-operate with unions/associations such as Volta Region Students Association of Ghana (VORSAG), National Unions of Ghana Students (NUGS) and others with similar objectives.
11. To assess the performances of public and private sector workers in Tongu and beyond and rank them.
12. To assess and rank educational institutions in Tongu and its member institutions.
13. To promote the general welfare and interest of its members, coordinating the social, cultural, intellectual and recreational activities of its members.
14. To present the views of its members to appropriate bodies for redress, solution or consideration.
15. To publish records of students’, associates and alumni’s activities within Tongu and beyond.
16. To express the views of its members on national and international issues.
STATUS OF THE UNION
1. NUTSA is a democratic, non – partisan, independent and volunteering Union of Tongu students, Alumni and associates.
2. NUTSA shall respect the rights, privilege and freedom of conscience of its membership.
3. The activities of NUTSA at all levels shall be conducted in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Ghana.
4. Political parties shall not be formed within the ranks/hierarchies of NUTSA or No political parties shall interfere with the activities of NUTSA.
5. No political party activist shall contest for any executive position in NUTSA at all level
MEMBERSHIP OF THE UNION
1. All students in any recognized and accredited tertiary and pre tertiary institutions in Tongu, Ghana and elsewhere in the world who are citizens of Tongu are automatic members of NUTSA.
2. All alumni of any recognized and accredited tertiary and pre tertiary institutions who are citizens of Tongu are members of NUTSA.
3. All associates shall be members of NUTSA.
4. All teachers/tutors/lecturers/students of any educational institution in Tongu who are not citizens of Tongu may be considered a member of NUTSA.
5. All natives/citizens of Tongu may be considered a member of NUTSA.
There shall be alumni of all member institutions of NUTSA. These individuals shall be past students or associates of the member institutions. Alumni shall exist at all levels of NUTSA.
Associate here shall mean; all persons interested in the development of Tongu irrespective of their ethnic or racial backgrounds. Associates shall exist at all levels of NUTSA.
A native/citizen is a person who is legally recognized as a citizen of Tongu by birth or adoption. The family background of such person should originate directly from Tongu.
CHAPTERS OF NUTSA
Some Chapters of NUTSA are,
University of Cape Coast (UCC) chapter, University of Ghana (LEGON) chapter, Akatsi College of Education (AKATSICO) chapter, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) chapter, University of Development Studies (UDS) chapter, University of Education, Winneba (UEW) chapter, Peki College of Education (GOVCO) chapter, E.P College of Education (AMECO) chapter, UPSA chapter, Dambai College of Education (DACE) chapter, University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) chapter, Ho Technical University (HTU) chapter, St. Francis College of Education (FRANCO) chapter etc
The Union also has members across the Pre-tertiary Institutions within the three Tongu Districts; North, South and Central Tongu of the Volta Region and beyond.