The Electoral Commission of the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) at the University of Professional Studies, Accra has been charged to exercise some restraints in its bid to organise the 2020 SRC and departmental elections.
The Commission had sent a proposal to the Dean of Students containing a newly draft Electoral Calendar, outlining ways of electing new leaders for both the SRC and the various departments.
The proposal was drafted in collaboration with the Electoral Commissioners of the various departments.
But Dean of Students, Mawuli K. Feglo has rejected the proposal which he described as “well-thought through.”
“However, no one can actually predict correctly when the first semester will begin. Whatever the period, you will be invited to conduct the elections when you are available and approved by management during that semester to do so,” the Dean’s response read.
Reacting to the development, third-year law student of the school, Nii Laryeafio Benedict has supported the position of the Dean of Students.
“If the tenure of the Electoral Commission expires by July, then my recommendation of an Interim Management Committee to steer the affairs of the SRC, including organizing the elections should be the way forward,” he noted.
The law student said the reason cited by Mr Feglo leading to his rejection of the proposal is grounded in logic and common sense.
He would rather the SRC Electoral Commission takes its time in the discharge of the mandate conferred on it by the Constitution.