About US Protecting The Interest & Welfare of Students IN and OUTSIDE Ghana. Motto Education; a right not a privilege Slogan "Aluta continua, Victoria Ascerta" Our Vision To remain the largest, most recognized & credible student centered union in Ghana & beyond.

Our Story

Slogan : Aluta continua, Victoria Ascerta

Our Blocs

NUGS Blocs are Created on the basis of a well-defined Institutional or Regional borders.

We are the mother body of all student unions in Ghana; consisting of six (6) Blocs namely

  • University Students Association of Ghana (USAG),
  • Graduate Students Association of Ghana (GRASAG),
  • Ghana Union of Professional Students (GUPS),
  • National Health Students Association of  Ghana (NAHSAG),
  • Teacher Trainees’ Association of Ghana (TTAG),
  • Regional Student Representative Councils (RSRCs).

SLOGAN: Aluta Continua, Victoria Ascerta

We are also a democratic, non-partisan and progressive mass movement comprising of students in Ghana and Ghanaian Students abroad with the primary aim of protecting and safeguarding the rights and interest of Ghanaian students.

WE also advocate to inculcate in them high sense of responsibility, patriotism, discipline and for that matter Nationalism with the ultimate aim of integrating them and ensuring their maximum participation in all activities relating to National Development.

MOTTO: ” Education; A Right Not A Privilege “

Our History

The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) had its origin from the Union of Gold Coast Students in West Africa in the 1930’s

The Union’s goal by then, was to dismantle the British colonial rule and to achieve independence. After Ghana achieved independence in 1957, the union adopted its present name in 1962. In 1982 it began to represent an opposition with students demonstrating for the release of political detainees and the transfer to a civilian government.

The current objectives of NUGS are to discuss student problems, coordinate student activities and to formulate student opinion on matters of mutual concern.

The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) became formal in 1965 under the name (National Union of Ghana Students) after the University of Ghana, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and technology and the University of Cape Coast came to form a multi-level governance structure for the administration of students’ affairs at the national level.

The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) was formed with the Vision of championing the interest of Ghanaian Students; among these were the institution of the National Service Scheme (NSS) and Ghana Education Trust Fund (GET Fund) which the Leadership of our Union then played a key role.

Our Mission

We are a non-partisan, non-religious student movement that seeks to protect the interest and welfare of students in Ghana and abroad by advocating and influencing policy issues on education, youth development and other important issues of national interest.

We also seek to conduct our activities in a transparent and accountable manner and demonstrates leadership in honoring our responsibilities to students and society at large.

Our Vision

Our  Vision is to remain The Largest, Most Recognized and Credible student centered union in Ghana and beyond.

Our Aims & Objectives

Our Aims and Objectives are inline with the interest of all Ghanaian Students both in and outside Ghana, as they are drafted with all (students) concerns in mind. Some of our Aims and Objectives are:

  • To protect and safeguard the rights and interests of students.
  • To offer a common platform for the discussion of issues and problems affecting students as well as gathering the opinion of students on matters of national and international concern.
  • To work to protect and defend the Republican constitution of Ghana.
  • To promote co-operation, understanding and friendship between and among students of Ghana and other people both in Ghana and abroad so far as the aims   and objectives of such people do not conflict with those of Ours (NUGS)
  • To inculcate in students a high sense of discipline, participation and a sense of revolutionary awareness of our cultural heritage and offer the means by which they can advance this heritage.
  • To advance the concept of Pan-Africanism and to foster unity among Ghanaian Students and other people of African descent and the world at large.
  • To seek the general welfare of Ghanaian youth without prejudice to any cause.

And Many More…

Our Core Values

NUGS is unreservedly committed to upholding its core values:

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Team work and volunteerism
  • Networking and collaboration
  • Non-discrimination and mutual respect
  • Communication and information sharing
  • Adherence to ethics
  • Adherence to democratic principles
  • Avoidance of conflict of interest
  • Gender equality and equity
  • Commitment to excellence and capacity development
  • Service to the nation

Meet Our Executives

They Are Responsible for the Drafting and Implementation of Our Policies.

Issac jay hyde

Isaac Jay Hyde

Divine Edem Kwadzodeh

Divine Edem Kwadzodeh

Georgina Buabeng Boateng

Georgina Buabeng Boateng

Richard Bosomtwi

Richard Bosomtwi

Harry Karikari Antwi

Harry Karikari Antwi

Okine Stallon Nii

Okine Stallon Nii


Bright Brobbey


Kelvin Gyimah Agyei

Nana Osei Yaw Obed

Nana Osei Yaw Obed


Peter Darkwah

Innovation Entrepreneurship & Skills Development

Matthew Aboud Atule

Our Membership

Our Membership is open to all accredited Student Representation of every Educational Institution in the Country but recognized by a Bloc of Us (NUGS)


Administrative Structure

We use the Following Administrative Structure to Direct the Mode of Operations in our Union;

  • Congress
    • This is the highest decision making body of the union which is made up of representatives of all component institutions.
  • Central Committee Meeting
    • This is made up of all national officers, Bloc Executives as well as Local NUGS and SRCs of respective member institutions.
  • National Executive Committee
    • This unit is made up of the National President, General Secretary, Secretary for Union Development, Secretary for Press and information, Secretary for Finance and bloc heads from all the blocs under the union.
  • National Secretariat
    • It is made up of Eleven (11) elected National officers led by the National President.
  • The Local NUGS Secretariat
    • These outfits are established in every member institutions to serve as a liaison between the students and the National Secretariat.
  • Funding
    • Dues paid by member institutions and support from well-meaning individuals and organisations fund activities of the union.

Organisational Structure

Our Organisational Structure is made up of Congress, Central Committee, National Executive Council and The National Secretariat.

  • Congress
    • NUGS organize an Annual Congresses in which all member/affiliated institutions attend. WE may also convene an emergency congress if a situation demands it so.
  • Central Committee (CC)
    • WE have a Central Committee which WE refer to as CC. The Committee meets at least 2 times in a year. Emergency meetings of CC may be called by the National President in consultation with NEC.
  • National Executive Committee(NEC)
    • WE have in existence a National Executive Committee; made up of the National President and not less than 6 other members. Emergency meetings may be called by the National President in consultation with the National Officers.
  • National Secretariat
    • WE also have a National Secretariat made up of executive officers who are elected at congress and responsible for the drafting and implementation of policies.

NUGS will protect and defend its union officers at all times against any unjust action from whatever authority, in accordance of its Constitution.

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