#UGDecides: University of Ghana students head to the polls today

Kelly Adjetey Boye
Kelly Adjetey Boye
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Students of the University of Ghana will head to the polls today to elect a new crop of executives to handle the affairs of the Students Representative Council for the 2022/2023 academic year.

The elections are expected to begin at 8:00am and end at 5:00pm.

The mode for this year’s election is strictly online with assistance from the University of Ghana Computing Systems (UGCS).

As of 11:15pm yesterday, some electorates had received their unique voting link from UGCS that will aid them in casting their votes today.

Five Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates are expected to be seen on the ballot screen today. They are Curtis Owusu Akomeah & Lindah Ackah-Mensah, Martin Boakye & Abraham Lincoln, Samuel Ackom & Ramzy Ahmed, Graham Oduro & Benedict Bortsie and Noah Wumborbi & Kojo Ambruce.

Diana Ohene Bemah, Vida Mintah, Ernestina Mahama and Emmauella Boakye Yiadom are contesting for the General Secretary position.

Edward Owusu Boateng and Michael Kuti are also in the race for the SRC Treasurer position.

The Public Relations Officer of the University of Ghana Students Representative Council Electoral Commission, Bright Siaw earlier assured students of the commission’s commitment to release the provisional results of the election right after close of polls.

Speaking on Campus Exclusive on Monday, October 24 , 2022, Bright Siaw said considering the fact that the election is online, the commission will ensure that the provisional results would be released when polls end at 5pm.

Declaration of provisional results will be right after election, we’d just plug in and play then you display the provisional results so immediately after the elections as stipulated in our constitutional instrument, we declare provisional results.

he said.

Meanwhile, the Chief Information Technology Officer at the University of Ghana Computing Systems (UGCS), Francis Boachie says the directorate is ready to conduct this year’s University of Ghana Student Representative Council elections.

Speaking to UniversNews, Mr. Boachie assured students and stakeholders of a transparent system that would be devoid of any electoral malpractice.

This is a software that we have used over the years. It is a system that was built mainly for electioneering purpose, and we’ve proved that it works. Other students bodies have used it and that is what has been made available for the commissioner to run the elections. All the security concerns has been made, and there again we have opened up to the candidates monitoring agent to also have a view. We have set up a monitoring room.

Story by: Kelly Adjetey Boye | univers.ug.edu.gh

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