17 Jan

New UGSS President on a mission to transform campus experience

first_imgBy Devina SamarooRecently appointed University of Guyana Student Society (UGSS) President Ron Glasgow eagerly embarks on his new journey to represent the student body and to work alongside other creative minds in implementing measures that will transform overall experience at the Turkeyen Campus.Ron GlasgowThough he was never previously involved in the core of UGSS activities, Glasgow has always participated in events, protests or student movements that the society would organise, and this drive to strive for betterment influenced his decision to take up the mantle of representing the entire student body in demanding better.“I’ve always wanted to take charge of campus, you know we all have that bucket list that we want to get cleared, leading the student population, to mobilising them, to doing things, has always been on that list for me, and I only have four years on campus so I have to make the most out of it,” Glasgow expressed during an interview with Guyana Times on Saturday.At just 19 this passionate young man has another bucket list of tasks he wishes to accomplish before his tenure comes to an end in October.“Some of my plans include strengthening the student body in terms of the improvement of the self-esteem level of the students and empowering them so they know their rights, so they can properly represent themselves, as well as so they can know that they have a student society that is willing to represent them,” he explained.Glasgow, a Bishops’ High School graduate, also hopes to make some significant strides in improving the communication and bridging the gap between the UG Administration and the student body.Over the years, the UGSS would complain bitterly of the UG Administration disregarding their views and opinions on matters affecting the welfare of students which ultimately resulted in the many problems existing on campus.Moreover, Glasgow has two major projects he wants to started as soon as possible; the first being campus beautification to coincide with the upcoming 50th Independence anniversary celebrations.“If you drive through campus you’ll notice some of the roads could use some resurfacing, we can see that some of the paint on certain structures are fading, we can see that we only have one football goal on that field, simple things like that just need a little touch to improve,” he noted.The second project is the establishment of a voluntary task force which will allow students to get together and work with each other on various projects earmarked to be undertaken by the student body.According to the UGSS president, the forum would be excellent in helping to empower students.Meanwhile, in relation to the recent meeting with President David Granger on the number of issues affecting the student population on campus, Glasgow said he is satisfied with the outcome and while no concrete solution was proposed, he hopes the issues will be addressed by next semester as was promised.On that note, he said the students will hold off on their protest actions and other disruptions to administrative activities until next semester.last_img read more