Ana Luiza Menezes – 31/03/2021 16h12 | updated on 03/31/2021 16h39
The life-size bronze statue of activist Greta Thunberg displeased students at a British university. According to the Reuters agency, students at the University of Winchester believe the money spent on the sculpture could have been used in another way.
Because it cost about 24 thousand pounds (R $ 186,900.00), the statue earned the nickname “vanity project”. The spending was criticized, given that, in the time of the Covid-19 pandemic, many university students struggled.
The student union wants the same amount to be invested in student aid projects.
– Many students urgently need support. […] We think this case represents the university’s priorities well, and they are not as they should be – said Megan Ball, president of the union.
According to the university management, the bronze statue would have the benefit of inspiring students. The institution claimed that there was no deviation from the budget that would be allocated to students in need.
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