CONSTITUTION OF THE NANKA STUDENTS’ UNION, NSU
CONSTITUTED AT NANKA TOWN IN DECEMBER 1959
PREAMBLE: The Nanka Students’ Union is not a trade union. It is meant for the interest of the members as stipulated in the aims and objectives. The institutions from which Nanka students come include Secondary Schools, Colleges of Education, Trade Schools, Colleges of Technology, Universities and others. The first meeting of the Union was held at St. Anthony’s Catholic School, Nanka in December 1959.
The following constitution is the initial constitution of the Nanka Students’ Union. After considering various names like Association of NANKA Students, NANKA Students Association, Union of Nanka Students, the students agreed to call the union, Nanka Students’ Union.
N.S.U. Membership: The Union is open to students of Nanka origin, from any of the seven villages irrespective of religious affiliation. Membership is open to both male and female students. The registration fee is 1s (one Shilling only).
2.) AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE UNION
i.) To bring together students, both boys and girls, from all villages in Nanka in order to enable them to know themselves as people from Nanka.
ii.) To create an environment for healthy social interaction among members, by organizing football matches, debates, social evenings (dancing).
iii.) To help and encourage each other in studies so as to achieve academic excellence.
iv.) To understand ourselves better by exchange of visits to our various homes and villages.
v.) To show our people that it is possible for Anglicans and Catholics to move together as members of the same town, Nanka. People should not hate one another because of difference in religion.
vi.) To discourage discrimination against each other on basis of village or religious denomination.
vii.) To organize games, especially football, for recreational purposes.
viii.) To encourage ourselves to learn to speak fluently in English language without much shyness.
ix.) To work towards unity, progress, and peace in our town.
3. OFFICERS OF THE UNION
The officers of the union include
- The President
- The Vice President
- The Secretary-General
- Assistant Secretary
- Financial Secretary
- Publicity Secretary
- Provost Marshals
4. DUTIES OF OFFICERS OF THE UNION
THE PRESIDENT: The President presides or chairs the general meeting and meeting of members of the executive committee of the union. He controls members during meetings and sees to the discipline of members during meetings.
THE VICE PRESIDENT: The Vice President takes over when the President is absent. The President may consult him before taking some vital decisions affecting members of the union.
THE SECRETARY: The Secretary writes minutes at General/Executive committee meetings. He writes and receives letters on behalf of the Union. He keeps custody of Union’s register, minute book, documents.
ASSISTANT SECRETARY: He assists the Secretary in the execution of his duties. The Assistant Secretary acts in the absence of the secretary.
TREASURER: The Treasurer keeps custody of the Union money. He should give an honest account of the money entrusted to him.
FINANCIAL SECRETARY: The Financial Secretary keeps record of the income and expenditure. He co-operates with the Treasurer to ensure accountability and financial prudence. The general meeting and the President approve expenditures.
PUBLICITY SCRETARY: The Publicity Secretary publicizes the Union’s activities including meetings, football practice/matches and other social activities.
PROVOST MARSHAL: The provost checks late comers and noise makers at meetings and penalizes them as approved by the union. He helps to ensure order during meetings.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS
All officers of the union form the Executive Committee of the Union. The Executive Committee may be summoned by the President in consultation with the Secretary and other officers of the Union to deliberate on urgent matters that cannot wait for general meeting of the Students’ body.
REVIEW OF CONSTITUTION
The above constitution is open for review by the Union when there is a genuine call for a review.
Drafted by: Leonard Muoneme and approved by the Nanka Students’ body—Dec. 1959.
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