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Oshane Grant to become next Guild president

Published:Friday | March 24, 2017 | 3:00 AM
Oshane Grant

Former Head Boy of the St Elizabeth Technical High School Oshane Grant is set to become the next president of the University of the West Indies Mona Guild of Students following a triumph over a field of four other competitors. The undergraduate student polled 1,234 votes to win. Grant, 25, describes himself as being passionate about students' rights and states that he is determined to ensure that students get the best possible representation.

Grant, who already made his solemn pledge to students at the annual Guild debates, said that this presidency is one that will be about inclusiveness and; giving more students a seat at the table.

The final year humanities student campaigned heavily on the promise of advocating for hall accommodation pricing reform, the establishment of a student business centre to promote entrepreneurship among students, as well as Project 5K, which seeks to encourage 500 alumni to donate $5,000 towards a dedicated fund for student scholarships and bursaries.

Grant is the Games Committee chairman on the current Guild Council. He will assume office as president on June 1.