The Ghana Union of Professional Students (GUPS) has commended the President of the Republic of Ghana, H. E Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, for rescinding the decision of the Hon. Minister John Peter Amewu to close down the Ghana School of Surveying following the minister’s inauguration of a new board and reopening of the school on 12th June,2017. Executives of the Union in a letter dated 17th May 2017, petitioned the president to rescind decision of the Minister to close down the school and abrogate the sale of school lands; citing that a resolve that is pleasing to everyone was needed for the impasse.
The Union, at a press conference, expressed outmost satisfaction in how serious and swift the office of the presidency and the ministry of education acted to solve the issue amicably, highlighting several engagements and mutual respect between executives of the Union and the Office of the Presidency as key contributing factors to this resolve.
Their statement read “we the aforementioned Students Unions, unanimously express our gratitude to the President of the Republic of Ghana H.E Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, for taking up the matters concerning the Ghana School of Surveying and Mapping and using his very high office to rescind the earlier decision taken by his appointed Minister Hon. John Peter Amewu for closing down the Ghana School of Surveying and Mapping.”
They further expressed confidence and optimism that issues relating to the sale of school lands will be brought to a proper redress under the administration of the Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo led government, “your Excellency, in as much as we are elated by the actions of your very high office, we would as a matter of fact remind you that even though the Survey School is reopened, there is still a lot that has not yet been done with respect to the Survey School land. We as a matter of urgency remind you once again Your Excellency, that your high office takes the steps to investigate the Procurement procedures followed, in pursuance of the Sales of the Survey School land by the Executive Secretary of the Land Commission DR. Anim Odame.” The union therefore called on all students’ leaders be objective on matters of national concerns and allow the real sense of logic, truth and selflessness guide them, so as to sustain relevance to the students and the society at large.