The University Chapters of G2K are urging Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller not to disenfranchise tertiary students by setting the general election date before December 15.

In a statement today the G2K chapters of the UWI Mona, the University of Technology, Caribbean Maritime Institute, the MICO University College and Northern Caribbean University, noted that thousands of students have registered to vote for the first time in their lives and are eagerly awaiting their chance to take part in the process.

They say university students generally have exams during the first two weeks of December, noting that this can be an incredibly stressful time for students and faculty alike.

Chairman of the G2K UWI Chapter, Kedon Clarke says if an election is forced upon students during that time, it will be taken as a total disregard for the youth and the challenges they face.