Examining the Role of Student Representative Council (SRC) on Student’s Well-being at the Higher Education Institution
Students as a political constituency have always been admired, acknowledged, and feared for their adopted political views and campaigns they engage in. This has been the case since 1976 when students in Soweto went to the streets in direct defiance of the apartheid regime. In Higher Education Institutions (HEI), Student Representative Council (SRC) is entrusted with the primary responsibility of representing, overseeing, and managing academic concerns for students. In other words, they serve as student leaders and representatives on institutional committees and councils to champion the interests of students. The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of SRC in enhancing student well-being at institutions of higher learning. The research draws upon existing literature reviews of scholarly articles, reports, and published studies. It is solely a desktop study. The paper highlights the significant contributions of SRCs to the overall well-being of students at institutions of higher learning, through advocacy, engagement, and policy involvement. This paper recommends continued recognition of SRC at the HEIs and the important role they play in creating a platform to effectively address students’ needs which contributes to a positive and thriving campus environment.
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