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UEW SRC Donates to Students Involved in Asuboi Accident

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Published: Wed, 03/23/2022 - 16:31

The Student Representative Council (SRC), University of Education, Winneba (UEW) has donated food items to 23 students who survived the vehicular accident at Asuboi on Sunday, 13th March, 2022, and have returned to campus to resume their studies. 

Each student received a ten-kilograms bag of rice, two tins of milo, five tins of milk, one cup of sugar, and one crate of eggs. This is the SRC’s initial relief package to address the basic needs of the affected students while on campus receiving full treatment and studying.

UEW SRC President, Mr. Felix Donkoh
UEW SRC President, Mr. Felix Donkoh

The SRC President, Mr. Felix Donkoh, disclosed in an interview that the welfare of students is SRC's primary obligation and interest, hence the donation to support the affected students on campus.

“The SRC upon hearing the tragic accident, organised the Welfare and Transport Committee to safely transport those declared relatively fit and discharged from the Suhum Government Hospital to the University Clinic at North Campus for assessment. Fortunately for them, the medical centre was set to take them through the necessary medical examinations. The Counselling Unit also deployed experts to provide counselling support to the students,” he recounted.  

The items distributed to the affected students

Mr. Donkoh indicated that his administration was unfortunate to have experienced such a tragedy but despite the test, his administration was willing to sacrifice to fulfill the vow it made to prioritise the welfare of students at all times. 

He added that the SRC would hold some funfair programmes in the coming days to boost students’ morale in general, as some may have been traumatised by the regrettable involvement of their friends and loved ones.

The SRC President thanked the University Management, staff at the University Clinic, the Counseling Unit, and the University community in general for their timely interventions and support to the affected students in diverse ways.  

The student representative leaders with the affected students after the donation
The student representative leaders with the affected students after the donation

“We are here for you. Don’t hesitate to call on us anytime you need our help. You are the reason why we are occupying these positions and it is for you alone we will render our services to and so, be rest assured that everything will be fine. Our condolences to the families of those who lost their lives and speedy recovery to those currently on admission at the hospital,” he concluded.

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