Students Representative Council

The Students' Representative Council (SRC) serves as the organ and mouthpiece of students of the Institute. The SRC seeks the interest of students in academic, social, and cultural activities. As an integral organ of the Institute, the council, through non-violent channels of communication, influences decision making and policy formulation. The SRC also fosters good relationships between GIJ students and the outside world and further seeks the welfare of the student body of the Institute and Ghana as a whole.

COMPOSITION

The Executive Committee
The executive committee is involved in the day-to-day running and administration of the Student Representative Council. The committee consists of the executive officers such as the President, Vice President, General Secretary, Financial Secretary, Organizing Secretary, Women’s Commissioner and the External Affairs Commissioner.

The General Assembly
The General Assembly is the highest decision-making body of the SRC and all issues concerning students are discussed here. The General Assembly has representations from the halls, clubs and associations and classes. It takes decisions for the running of the students’ leadership.

The Judicial Committee
The committee is comprised of the Chief Justice and Justices who are all students. Its functions include the enforcement and interpretation of the council’s constitution. It also has jurisdiction in matters relating to elections, impeachment proceedings and disputes amongst students in the Institute.

The SRC is also comprised of hall executives, clubs and society executives and others from the general student body. In addition, the SRC is represented on the GIJ governing Council and the various Institute boards and committees that handle student welfare.

The SRC is a member of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) and Ghana Union of Professional Students, non-political organizations that represent members on national and international issues that affect students’ welfare.