The vetting of aspirants for the 2021 University of Ghana Students Representative Council elections is set to come off on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at the SRC Union Building on the University of Ghana Campus.
The vetting which was supposed to be held on Friday, July 30, 2021, was postponed by the Electoral Commission to Saturday due to what they described as “some reasonable administrative delays”.
A notice from the Electoral Commission of the SRC highlighted that vetting will start at exactly 3:00 pm on Saturday with the observance of all COVID-19 safety protocols.
“The UGSRC Electoral Commission has announced Saturday, 31st July 2021 as the date for all 2021 SRC aspirants to undergo vetting. The Vetting will take place at the SRC Union Building on Saturday, 31st July 2021 at exactly 3:00 PM. All COVID-19 protocols shall be duly observed, thank you.”
Meanwhile, the Dean of Students at the University of Ghana, Prof. Godfred Bopkin has cleared all thirteen (13) aspirants to participate in the 2021 Students Representative Council elections.
A statement signed by the Chairperson of the SRC Electoral Commission, Henry Ackon on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, mentioned that the aspirants were verified by the Dean and qualify to contest in the elections having met the University’s academic requirement of CGPA 3.0.
“A letter received by the Electoral Commission from the office of the Dena of Students Affairs on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, stated that all thirteen (13) aspirants were verified and qualify to contest in the elections having met the University’s academic requirements,” the statement said.
The statement further announced the successful completion of the first phase of the electoral processes and assured students of a free and fair election in the coming days.
“The Electoral Commission remains committed to its service to the student body as it has ensured that the first phase of the procedures has been completed successfully, and also assures the university community of a free and fair electoral process with all COVID-19 protocols duly observed,” it added.
Full statement below