Within the last two weeks, I’ve spoken one on one with random students from the Tain and Turkeyen campuses of the University of Guyana (UG). Like myself, they’re all ready for change. But, how do we start a revolution?
The revolution starts with voting at the upcoming UGSS election.
One young lady looked me in the eye and asked, “Why should I vote though? To put more thieves in?”
Clearly, the recent financial scandal involving the former UGSS president has stripped the body of its integrity.
However, students forget two things:
(1) The last UGSS president was not voted in.
(2) A large percentage of students do not exercise their right to vote.
Hence, the student group which occupies the UGSS office is not representative of the majority of students on campus. Rather, it is representative of the majority of the minority (about 700) which usually votes. This has always been a recipe for disaster.
To my peers who are ready for change, I say only this, come out and vote and bring a friend. This is how we can start our revolution, the likes of which will revive and sustain UG.
On campus, I am a member of the Revolutionaries. However, every student who comes out to vote, whether they vote Revs, SEA or SMART, is a Revolutionary!