I know we all have an idea of what the Student Union Government (SUG) is about, but do we know what SUG stands for or why we need it even though there is a caretaker committee that acts like SUG?
The Caretaker Committee has been representing the interests of students for a while now, in the absence of SUG. However, the major difference between the caretaker committee and SUG is that the SUG was selected through an election, while the caretaker committee was appointed by the school management. Otherwise, one would say they are the same as they represent the student body.
The return of the SUG to the institution is a great move. One which many of us are looking forward to with excitement. It is a very great opportunity for students to choose who they know can represent and serve as their voice to the school management.
Of course choosing who to vote for and the people who would fill the executive positions should not be done on impulse. There are some characters and leadership traits everyone should look for in aspirants before voting them in.
You cannot offer what you do not have. Therefore, anyone who sees themself as a leader and would like to be an executive at the SUG level should have certain qualities. If lacking, they should be voted out.
Should a person who doesn’t respect students’ interest, obey the school’s rules and regulations, promote accountability, or someone who is not a promoter of peace and unity be in any position in the Student Union Government? No!
I believe SUG Election is important because it has allowed us to choose those who are ready, can represent and be our good voice. However, as the time draws near, I’ll advise that we do not choose based on sentiments, but rather based on capacity. Let’s choose and vote for the right leader wisely since we need the SUG to be our representatives. Remember, our vote is our power.
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