Since last year, most of the public tertiary schools have had issues with constituting their governing council.
Some have had to postpone their graduation ceremonies and others such as the University of Education, Winneba have been launched into protracted legal battles.
Though Government, for the most part, has tried to constitute the governing councils of some of these public universities, others, most especially the newly created Technical Universities have been left behind.
Owing to the difficulties that students of these universities have been subjected to, they have decided to stage a demonstration through the streets of Accra to send a clear message of displeasure to the Government.
On September 5, students from technical universities and their academic coequals in the polytechnics have decided to march peacefully against the Government.
“We are hereby informing all polytechnic/technical university students nationwide, especially the 2015/16 and 2016/17 year groups of students, of our upcoming peaceful demonstration against the government in regards to our graduation and certificates,” a statement signed by Alfred Brown Kumah, the spokesperson of Polytechnics Students Association said.
According to them, “it has been more than a year since we completed school but we don’t have our certificates to seek for jobs or even further our education due to government’s refusal or inability to constitute the governing councils of our various institutions.”
Per this notice, he said, “all affected students are to join the demonstration to register our disappointment in the government and to tell the world how much pain we feel inside as victims of the situation.”
The demonstrators are expected to converge at Obra Spot, from there, they will hit the road to Kwame Nkrumah Avenue, Farisco, TUC- Accra Technical University, Old Parliament, Atta Mills High Street and end their “eye red” walk at the old Hearts of Oak park.
Oh, just in case you want to join in, red and black or your school attire is the dress code for the occasion.
Don’t say you didn’t get the memo!