As the 2016/2017 academic session runs out, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo has set guidelines for the 2017/2018 Student Union Government election electronic voting.
According to the Dean of Student Affairs, Mr. Olaniyi Olaluwoye, the College has advised voters whose personal identification numbers (PINs) and passwords were suspected to have been tampered with and other students who may wish to change their passwords to do so.
“The Division of Student Affairs in conjunction with the Directorate of M.I.S. hereby advised such students and other students who wish to change their passwords to do so between today Tuesday, 29th August, 2017 and Monday, 4th September, 2017 latest by 11:59pm”, he stated.
He revealed this against the rumours that some students aspiring for positions in the Student Union Government election had started gathering prospective voters’ PINs which they intend to use during the forth coming election.
He further revealed that it was rumoured that some aspirants had devised a means of tampering with the PINs of unwilling students for their selfish purpose. He warned that such students should desist from this unwholesome practice, urging that they should realize the grievous consequences of their actions such as being disqualified from contesting in the election, facing Student Disciplinary Committee and eventually being dismissed from the College.
The warning followed an announcement, by the Dean of Student Affairs vide a memo dated 25th August, 2017, of a lift of ban on SUG election and an approval constituting an electoral Committee for the conduct of the 2017/2018 SUG election by the Provost, Professor Olukoya Ogen.
Olaluwoye encouraged qualified and interested candidates for the various positions to apply through the electoral Committee, as he advised aspirants to conduct themselves in the most acceptable and civilized manner.
“The College Management frowns at any attitude that runs foul of the rules and regulations guiding the conduct of elections and generally accepted behavior in the College,” he maintained. The Dean of Student Affairs recalled that, under the administration of Professor Ogen, the College had successfully conducted e-voting in the last two years during examinations.
The innovation had been emulated by other tertiary institutions in various parts of Nigeria. The first ushered in Comrade Richard Ogunrotifa during the 2015/2016, while the second ushered in Comrade Omosebi Oluwatobiloba in 2016/2017.
The College began the 2016/2017 Rain Semester examinations on Monday, 28th August, 2017, marking the end of the session which started in November 2016.