Students of Ho Polytechnic have given a 48-hour ultimatum to management of the Polytechnic to rescind their decision not to allow the institution to host the forthcoming GNUPS elections on their campus.
At an emergency General Assembly meeting held on the campus the students described the decision by management as arbitrary hence denying them an opportunity to host the election which is rotational among the ten polytechnics.
The students, among other concerns, demanded for the removal of the Dean of students Mr Ben Honyenuga as a principal signatory to the SRC account and be reassigned to another department.
According to the students, the Dean of students instead of being a liaison between the SRC and school management has usurped the powers of the SRC reducing it to an instruction taking council.
The latest they narrated was an attempt to disqualify a successfully vetted candidate on grounds that contravenes the SRC’s constitution.
“GA has resolved to that students appear in Red and Black attires to register their displeasure; enough is enough, it is time we stood up for our right”.
The students clad in red and black attires are also threatening to resort to uncompromising postures if management failed to heed to their plea.
Their concerns followed an earlier decision by the school’s management to turn down its right to host this year’s national seat of GNUPS on their campus after an impasse between management and GNUPS executives over the eligibility of one of the candidates in the race.
Meanwhile when Citi News contacted the Dean, he said he was waiting for the rector of the polytechnic Prof. Emmanuel Sakyi who was out of town before commenting on the issue.