The National Union of Ghana Students in China, Chengdu Chapter, (NUGS – Chengdu) operates from the beautiful city of Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan Province and has a membership of about 400 Ghanaian students. NUGS – Chengdu is one of the vibrant and productive Chapters of NUGS – China and has set the pace in several union initiatives. NUGS-Chengdu was established in the 2012/2013 Academic year at UESTC with a membership of about, fifty (50).
Currently NUGS – Chengdu presides over 6 schools in the city of Chengdu and other Ghanaian students around Asia who have placed their membership with the Chapter because of the good works they have witnessed in the past and current administrations.
The chapter has four executives, namely: The President, General Secretary, Treasurer, and the Organizer.
Below are the schools/institutions that encompass NUGS – Chengdu:
- University of Electronic Science and Technology of China UESTC
- Sichuan Agriculture University SICAU
- South West Petroleum University SWPU
- South West Jiao Tong University SWJTU
- Chengdu Sports University CSU
- Chengdu University CU
- Inner Mongolia Agricultural University IMAU
Upon assumption of office, the chapter executives embarked on a ‘Rebranding Agenda’ that has seen the chapter rolling out projects to make the union attractive. Some of these activities include:
- Participated in national congress
- Graduation party & awards night
- Freshers’ welcome/airport pickup
- Kwame Nkrumah Memorial celebration
- Freshers’ orientation and Akwaaba games
- Emergency meeting to resolve arrest cases of members doing part-time jobs.
- Supported two members in police detention and subsidized air ticket fare for one deportee to return to Ghana.
- Inter-country games at UESTC
- Cultural festival at UESTC
- NUGS-Chengdu Jerseys
- Jama Accoutrement
- Ghana Flags
- Presentation of anniversary plaques & citations to China and some universities in Chengdu.
The Chapter shall soon convene a General Assembly to outdoor the annual policy of the union and elect officers to fill in the two vacant executive positions, namely, vice-president and Women Commissioner. It is no gainsaying that NUGS-Chengdu is very vibrant and a pacesetter in the business of NUGS-China.