Kevonn Grant is an alumnus of NCU, the immediate Past President of the USM, and is currently a Math Tutor.
You know what was strikingly admirable about the workers and settlers millennia ago, who built the massive structure called the Tower of Babel? One word: unity. They were successful not merely because they thought and acted upon what they thought they could accomplish. No! When God examined their construction He began by remarking: behold they are one.
“Together we stand, divided we fall.” “There is strength in numbers.” “We are only as strong as the weakest link.” All these popular maxims (which myself and many of us honestly don’t know who created in the first place) insinuate that unity is an asset in any endeavor or system that has great potential to propel the team into excellence.
I find it ironic, that the idea students, faculty and staff members of NCU, other stakeholders, and even on lookers get when they think of that community is that it functions as a family. Yet, in so many ways than one, there is a continuous antagonistic vibe etched in the lifestyle there, particularly between the student body and the administrators of the university at various levels. Sure, I could speak now of how difficult it is for Member Organizations (MO) and even the executive branch of the USM to access funds duly given to it for its operations; I could speak of how disrespectful some acheter cialis leaders are to the student leaders and how they in more ways than one undermine their influence and constituted authority. But, today, I speak of disunity.
USM has been given the constitutional right and power to oversee all constituted Member Organizations (Clubs) of the campus. Yet, there are some students and faculty/staff members who feel that their department, though it constitutes a larger body, must exist by themselves, even at the cost of the dissolution of the larger body. I speak of students and faculty/staff members of NCU who would bring disunity in USM by forming clubs that need not be formed. I speak of those stakeholders of NCU who would encourage individuals not to find amiable ways of learning to work together for the interest of all, but instead would take the route of disbanding and establishing self-interested means of being recognized and acknowledged.
There are already measures in place to secure for all students in their respective colleges representation and acknowledgement in their duly constituted MOs; and for those issues that may not have been perceived, there are still statutes and structures instituted and developed to help remedy or at least treat until a panacea is found for those unexpected nuisances. Why are we then teaching our students to “breakaway” instead of “learning to fix and build?”
Let’s all continue on this far from unified modus apparandi and we will see that all it does it create more problems. It won’t solve the issue of students refusing to support their MO meetings; it will only increase more financial stress on the Financial Committee of the USM; it will only make representation more complicated and tedious and stretch it closer to impossible; it will only perpetuate and create more strife within the USM (a body already suffering tragically from disunity); and it will only make USM look more like a piece of worthless paper with no influence or purpose except extravagance and selfish benefits.
I’d hate to see that day.