Nnanyondo Winfred is one of the very many aspiring Guild Representative Councilors (GRC) vying to hold positions after the forthcoming elections at Uganda’s second largest public university.
Winfred says as a non-resident student she clearly knows the woes and troubles that her fellow non-resident students go through while in their hostels; from as far as security is concerned, to the basic welfare of electricity, sanitation and water supply in the various private hostels around the University.
For beginners, non-resident students are those students that do not reside within the University halls of residence but rather reside in private hostels. This means these students get to meet their accommodation costs and other welfare costs that the University does not provide them. And of recent, the University sought it best to have these students get a GRC which is the position that winfred is vying for .
She says non-resident students have often times been exploited by these private hostels in as far as their well being is concerned. “It’s high time we advocated for a Private Hostel Owners Forum that will set guidelines and rules on which these hostels must be run and the University must have a hand in the management,” winfred told our reporter.
She added: “Non-resident students are being cheated so much in as far as their well being is concerned. For example, it has come to our attention that students in some hostels have not had good access to water since this semester began.”
She continued to explain that many hostels do not have generators which means if there happens to be load-shedding students won’t even be able to revise their books
Who is Nnanyonda Winfred?
Winfred is a student pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Arts and Social Sciences currently in her year two at Kyambogo university.
Winfred who refers to herself as a “fighter” says she doesn’t believe in abuse of human rights.
She is currently the GRC of her Arts and Social Sciences
She says she’s eager to serve and not to rule. She vows to be there for the students all through.
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