John Baguri, a presidential candidate in the 2021 SRC election of the University of Mines and Technology, won a 56.1% landslide victory on 16 July 2021 against 43.9% of his contenders.
Mr. Baguri won the elections at all levels- level 100 to level 400.
He was sworn into office on Thursday, July 29, 2021. John Baguri, affectionately called Sir John, later became a member of the University’s Council—the highest decision-making body of the university.
Sir John is a product of J.M.J Basic School, Sunyani Senior High and Wesley College of Education.
Before this year’s SRC elections, Sir John had, in his previous endeavours, been elected as the Minority Leader of the Wesley College General Assembly, General Secretary of Wesley College SRC, Deputy National Secretary of the Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana and the National Coordinator of the Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana.
Sir John has also been appointed to serve in various capacities since 2012 when he started student leadership at the tertiary institutions.
These include his appointment to serve on a special purposed national NUGS Vetting Committee for the vetting of representatives for the All African Students Union Secretary-General.
He has also served as a Chairman of the national TTAG Vetting Committee and a Judicial Committee of TTAG.
At UMaT, Sir John in his three years of stay served in about six committees within the SRC, JCR and his denomination.