The President of the KNUST Chapter of the Graduate Students Association of Ghana (GRASAG-KNUST), Mr. Abraham Poku -Adu has admonished postgraduate students of KNUST to network with others so as to realise their full potentials. This, he indicated, would help them ‘find, mine and refine the mineral-like deposits stored in them’.
Speaking on the first day of a two (2) day orientation program organised by the association for all first year postgraduate students of KNUST on Friday September 15, he revealed that an entrepreneurship program that was started by the Kusi Boakye administration was going to be continued this academic year, 2017/2018.
He remarked that it was part of plans by the association to contribute to empowering the graduate student and making them more relevant to the economy and by extension to the world.
In his speech, he also congratulated all the first year students on their admission into the various programmes of study. In a rather brief history of the association, he indicated that the concept of GRASAG, which now has a National Secretariat and branches in all public universities and in some private universities in Ghana, started in KNUST in 1993 with about one hundred postgraduate students. He encouraged the students to make use of the office and the executives of GRASAG to help address their concerns.
Speaking to Focus FM 94.3 after the programme, he indicated that he was impressed with the attendance of the first day of a programme that is aimed at helping students settle well, but was also very optimistic of a greater number on the second day, as students whose lectures coincided with the time of the first day were hopefully going to join the “weekend” students. According to him, the timing of the programme was perfect as all students had just finished registering their courses and were preparing to get engrossed in lectures, seminars and assignments.
Source: Dominic Ibamondor Bakantiche