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First ever NUGS presidential hopeful emerges from the North since 2016

Mr. Charles Oppong

Ever since NUGS was established in the 1960s, there has never been a student from any of the tertiary institutions in the Northern part of Ghana who has declared his intent contested and won the NUGS Presidency.

Surprisingly, a student by name, Charles Oppong in an attempt to challenge the status-quo has mastered the courage to declare his intent to contest for no other position than the National NUGS President.

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Charles Oppong will be going down in history as the first person from the Tertiary Institutions in the Northern part of Ghana to become the NUGS presidential should he win this election.

The 30-year BSc Mathematics student of the UDS Navrongo campus, now C.K Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences, is the current President of the Mathematics students Association in the university, and the Technical and Vocational Committee Member of the current NUGS administration.

He is popularly known as Teacher Yaw, having been a Teacher since 2015, and held other positions like Assistant Headteacher, staff secretary etc while serving the Ghana Education Service.

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He was a judicial board member for the UDS Navrongo campus for 2019/2020, and the PRO for Mathematics students Association 2020/2021.

Teacher Yaw, who was born and bred in Sekyere Jamasi resides in Bepoase in the Sekyere South District but hails from Asante Mampong.

He was the steward for Walewale Methodist Church from 2018 to 2021, and the former circuit Coordinator for Ghana Methodist Students Union, whiles pursuing his Diploma at the Wesley College of Education, Kumasi.

He is noted and recognized by Ghana Education Service as one of the 3-Member Committee that established Girl’s model JHS for West Mamprusi Municipal in Walewale in 2016.

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