The Graduate Students Association of Ghana- GRASAG-GIJ has held its maiden fun games in Accra, as part of efforts to promote socialization and networking among graduate students.
GRASAG-GIJ’s President, Nicholas Antwi, speaking at the event called on the national leadership of GRASAG to include activities that promote socialization and networking among graduate students in its calendar.
According to him, the situation where GRASAG focuses only on organising news conferences to comment on national issues is worrying, adding that graduate students also deserve to have fun while in school.
The widely held perception that graduate students are anti-social because most of them have busy schedules as workers and parents, was put to rest as hundreds of graduate students participated in the first ever fun games organised by GRASAG-GIJ.
The atmosphere at the Dzorwulu JHS astro turf was charged as four MA classes competed for the bragging rights as winners of the maiden fun games. The students participated in games such as oware, ludu and skipping ropes and jama competitions, aside the football gala which was the main event.
Explaining the rationale behind the fun games, Mr Antwi said, “With regards to GRASAG national creating a common platform where all graduate students can come together and network I am yet to see that, but I think those things must be encouraged. That is one of the reasons why at GIJ, we are using the games as a platform to network amongst ourselves to the admiration of our dean, who says he never knew MA students were this lively,”
The Organising Secretary of GRASAG-GIJ Benjamin Adu was hopeful that subsequent administrations will continue from where they have started. “We are hoping that subsequent administrations take take a cue from this and do theirs bigger than what we have done.”