Presidential Candidate in the United Student Movement 2021 Elections, Kevin Ferguson.
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By: Katrich Walker
Manchester, Jamaica- Presidential Candidate in the United Student Movement (USM) elections, Kevin Ferguson says if elected he will be launching an initiative geared at supplying vaccines for the vulnerable NCU Community.
The Human Resource Major told the Hilltop Trumpet that this is among one of his plans geared towards the betterment of the students of NCU and the wider community if he is elected President of the student governing body.
According to Ferguson, the Initiative which he dubs the “Let’s Do Something Initiative” will keep up the movement’s mantra of service to God and Man.
“The vaccines that will be issued by the Government will be free to the public but if we are to check that order, we will see that schools are way down on the list. More interestingly, you would only see Primary and Secondary, no Tertiary. It is my desire for us young leaders, with the guidance of the Ministry of Health and Wellness to offer our assistance to the Tertiary community.
He said the plan is not yet at its completion, but he is excited to have the school play its part to rid the country of the virus through the upcoming vaccination drive.
“We could of course partner with the Ministry of Health and Wellness and the universities administration in laying out the logistics of the vaccine procurement and the recommended procedure in administering them.”
He said it is a sensitive matter that must be carefully planned out.
Meanwhile, the Former Vice President of Spiritual Affairs in the Business and Secretarial Students Organization, added that where scholarships and grants are concerned, under his leadership, he will double the funds that they had acquired in the current regime.
“I believe we can improve last year’s budgeting amount. The last allotted amount was 4 million, I think we can double that.”
He added that he is looking to cater to groups such as students doing practicums, clinicals as well as history students.
Ferguson’s other plans include expanding the resources of the university’s computer lab, lobbying for more food varieties in the cafeteria, the provision of a virtual platform for club meetings, more tutoring programs and virtual spiritual programs, more breaks and engaging lecturing methods among others.
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