UEW Elects Youngest Ever SRC President

Students of the University of Education, Winneba, yesterday elected the youngest ever SRC president since its establishment in September 1992 as a University College.

As a teacher based educational institution, it admits both trained teachers and SHS leavers alike.

Despite that, trained teachers had dominated the frontiers of Student politics on campus over the last two decades. This could be attributed to their population as compared to that of SHS leavers. Also, they had the upper hand when it comes to financing their campaigns since they are workers.

This, albatross on the neck of SHS leavers finally fell, when the SRC electoral commissioner, Mr Gyapong Safo Wilbert last night declared Mr Patrick Agyei as the SRC President elect for the 2017/18 academic year.

He beat his closest contender, Joseph Agyei who happened to be a trained teacher with 3,470 votes representing 53.7 % as against 2,992 votes representing 46.30%.

Thanks to the enrollment of more SHS leavers in the last three years, their counterparts (trained teachers) have been brought to their knees.

Mr Patrick Agyei is a 24 year old second year student of Procurement and supply chain management in University of Education, Winneba.

Voting began late around 10 am instead of 7am due to technical challenges encountered by the electronic voting system team. This necessitated the extension of the voting process by an hour.

Meanwhile, there was heavy security presence throughout the entire process because of agitation amongst students in relation to the act of vandalism which occurred a fortnight ago.

In addition, the euphoria which characterizes elections on campus was missing as polling stations recorded low voter turnout

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