In view of the upcoming Student Representative Council (SRC) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) elections to be held on Thursday, 28th January, 2021, the deadline for the students’ biometric registration has been brought forward from Monday, 8th February to Tuesday, 26th January 2021.
This was contained in a letter signed by the Deputy Registrar (Academic Affairs) of KNUST, Mrs. Magaret Dzisi with copies made available to Focus News Room.
Speaking in an interview with Focus FM’s John Essien, the University Relations Officer, Dr. Daniel Norris Bekoe explained that the review in the deadline was to ensure almost every student is registered onto the university’s system in order to be eligible to vote in the upcoming SRC election and also to be able to access the virtual class for their online classes.
“All students are to take note of the changes in date and register before the deadline,” he said.
He noted that, only students who have completed both their biometric and online course registration will be eligible to participate in the elections either as a candidate and/voter.
Prior to the postponement of the KNUST SRC elections until further notice as a result of the closure of public universities due to the coronavirus pandemic last year, executives of the KNUST SRC signed an act which made provision for the institution of an Interim Students’ Representative Council (ISRC) until proper electioneering process took place to elect substantial leaders for the Council.
This became necessary after the SRC brushed off any form of elections, whether online or delegate.
The instrument gave an ultimatum to the ISRC to organize ‘SRC and NUGS elections within the first fourteen days upon the commencement of the new academic year for continuing students’.