The PUC Students’ Representative Council (SRC), in collaboration with Management of the University, launched the much-anticipated Community Project and SRC Week on Thursday 25th April 2019 at the James McKeown Auditorium.
The Rector gave a warm opening speech, welcoming everyone to the event and officially launched the Community Project and Entrepreneurial Week. The theme for the program was dubbed “Enforcing Environmental Discipline and Accountability in our Society: the Role of Academic Institutions”
The event was graced by dignified personalities including the Rector of PUC, Apostle Dr Daniel Okyere Walker. Prominent Guest Speakers in the persons of Hon. Alex Segbefia (a Former Minister of Health) and Hon. Dr Emmanuel Lamptey (MCE GA Central) were invited to speak on deep-rooted issues affecting the nation (Ghana).
The first Guest Speaker was Hon Alexander Segbefia, a Former Minister of Health. He spoke on Environmental Discipline; how to solve our environmental problems in Ghana such as Galamsey (illegal mining). He emphasized that Galamsey is not just a minor issue in Ghana, but a deep-seated problem. He said, “the issue is bigger than just saying stop work”. Whether it calls for death or not Ghanaians still go in for it in order to find their daily bread.
The Second speaker, Mr Dominic Oduro (Ghana India trade Advisory), spoke on Life After School. He urged students to begin creating their own jobs. The mentality of finding a job after school should not be the priority of students, but that of creating jobs. “Funding should never limit you, make use of the various social media platforms and also learn to build networks because it pays off”, he said.
The last but not the least speaker, Hon. Dr Emmanuel Lamptey (MCE GA Central), spoke on Acquiring a Vision. He said any individual or student who wants to become great or get to the top of the ladder in life should get a vision. Vision gives people the drive to move ahead in life and make one focus as well.
The program finally came to a close a representative from Recycle It Ghana who campaigned for the students of PUC to join the challenge for the best ideas on how to recycle plastic products. They donated a bin collector for plastic waste only to PUC and also indicated that at the end of the competition the best group of students with an excellent business idea on plastic waste recycling will be fully funded by the corporation to put their ideas into action leading to more employability in Ghana.