A business student from Ghana has been elected President of the University’s Students’ Union. Arnold Kemevor, who has just completed the final year of his business management degree, has taken over from outgoing President Jonathan Chibafa.
The 22 year old, who received almost twice as many votes as his nearest opponent in the poll, has already pledged to continue the fight against top-up fees. He also intends to tackle everyday issues affecting fellow students. “I’m really looking forward to taking on the post and I’m confident I will be able to meet the many challenges ahead,” Arnold said. “I’m a strong negotiator as well as being a good listener and I understand students’ concerns. I want to make sure the Union continues to improve and am determined to be a great ambassador for Kingston students.”
Arnold also hopes to encourage more students to get involved in Union activities. “My aim is to open up the existing channels of communication by making better use of the intranet and our own dedicated website to speak to the students on a more frequent basis,” he said.
Once he has completed his year-long term heading the Students’ Union, Arnold plans to study for a postgraduate law degree. “My father is a barrister and has always encouraged me to follow in his footsteps. I’d like to become a solicitor and hope to specialise in business and commercial law,” he said.