WIUC: Meet Kwame Raj, Newly Elected Wisconsin International University College SRC President

Bernard Dzakpasu was born on October 28th, 1989. He also goes by the name, Kwame Raj among his peers. He is an ambitious and business-minded Ghanaian. Some business ideas associated with him in in the past have been BBL Consult and Africa Creative Arts Awards (ACA Awards).

Bernard had his basic level education at Eden School; now known as North Legon School Complex, Cherith school, Kwabenya Atomic JHS and continued to Christian Methodist Secondary school for his senior high school education where he offered Business and a compound prefect during his JHS days.

His tertiary education started at the London Centre of Marketing where he graduated with a Higher Diploma in Sales and Marketing Management. Bernard is currently in his third year at the Wisconsin International University College; Ghana studying BSc. Economics. He was a member of the Intelligent and students affairs committee, Speaker of parliament, the founding member of the Wizzy Students Tutors and the Economic Students association all on campus.

This inspiration shines through in his plans for the year ahead. He says because his political term is a “short” one year, he wants to take a two-pronged approach: The first is to put in place long-term, lasting solutions. “In the long term, what we are looking at is engaging with university policies and university culture.”

He says creating long-lasting transformation means that university policy and culture, as well as issues of constitutionalism, must be considered. “And by this, I mean not simply getting rid of what we believe is wrong to replace it with what we believe is right. It is ensuring how we can get from one phase of the transition to another in a way that is beneficial to, first of all, students, and second of all, the institution as a whole.”

His short-term goal, he says, is to create a sense of unity – which he says the student body has not had for some time. “Within the institution, we have often been fragmented into pockets. I really believe that with our SRC being comprised of so many different individuals, we can bring about a kind of unity that wizzy has not seen in a while. We will carry the torch and this torch will burn the flames of unity.”

“Together we can work constructively, we can work in unison, and we can build bridges for all students and staff at the Wisconsin International University College to walk on.”


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