General Secretary

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1. Why did you get involved with the SU?

Because I felt I could help in using the SU as a platform to enforce integration and inclusion, influence university-wide decisions with students’ voice, enhance students’ educational experience, and lastly increase students’ employability.

2. If you could achieve one thing in your year as an officer, what would it be?

To establish the “UMSU Project Lab”. In an era where big firms like Google, PwC, KPMG, EY etc. are ditching degree classification during recruitment, gaining experience has become essential for graduates. The UMSU Project Lab would provide students with practical working experience before graduation, by working on real-life projects with firms across the globe.

3. Who’s your icon?

Kwame Nkrumah. He was the first Prime Minister of Ghana who championed the fight for Africa's liberation from colonisation from the British. He inspires to fight for the vulnerable and the oppressed

4. Away from student politics, what do you like to do?

I love to dance, Cook, Laugh and listen to Afrobeats and Pop Genres of Music.

5. What’s your best memory of being a student at UoM?

The culturally and racially diversified community from whom I have learnt soo much from. I have busted a lot of myths, learnt new ways of thinking, learning, arguing, leading, etc.

6. What’s your proudest moment?

When I was elected as the first-ever international Student to become the General Secretary in the Student Union’s 158th-year history!

7. What are you going to do for me, the average UoM student, to improve my everyday life?

I am going to make sure you are well protected, heard, informed, involved, defended, celebrated and entertained.

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