THE Lagos State College (LASU) on Wednesday stated it was dedicated to the conduct of a free and credible digital election into the scholars’ union authorities of the establishment.
The establishment’s Vice-Chancellor (VC), Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, disclosed this to the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of the political debate organised by the college for the aspirants.
NAN stories that the election, which might maintain at the moment, was earlier slated for a while final yr, however was postponed due to the strike by the Educational Workers Union of Universities (ASUU).
Fagbohun stated that the administration had labored assiduously with the LASU College students Union (LASUSU) and Unbiased Electoral Committee (IEC) to make sure a hitch-free election.
He stated that every one actions pertaining to the election was being dealt with by the scholars’ physique to stop any interference from the authority.
“The scholars are conducting the election themselves as a part of our adopted technique as administration to coach our college students for management roles.
“ So, what we’re doing is to present them help.
“ We consider that permitting them to conduct these actions will make them perceive what it means to do one thing that’s truthful and credible.
“That’s a part of the management and mentorship that we should give to them.
“ The IEC workforce coordinating the election contains of scholars, however they work with the workplace of the Dean, College students Affairs, such that if there are points, they are going to search recommendation, we information them they usually transfer ahead.
“The IEC can be doing the screening of the candidates and the place we’re to do our safety checks; we’ll do and the place there’s a have to ask questions, we’ll do.
“ Right now, I’m right here to share with them the imaginative and prescient of the administration, in order that any of them who emerges as a frontrunner in any of the places of work can be in consonant with it, ” Fagbohun stated.
The VC stated that there was a brand new orientation within the college’s scholar union and gone had been the times when college students of the establishment had been discovered on the highway protesting.
He stated this was attainable as a result of the present administration had been partaking the scholar union leaders and primarily based on superior argument, it had assisted the authorities in taking positions.
Fagbohun stated that the digital voting system adopted by the college five-years in the past had been maintained and sustained as a result of the scholars had been part of it.
The VC stated that the scholars had purchased into the system and located it very snug for them to run their affairs.
The LASUSU IEC Chairman, Yahya Oluwatosin, additionally assured the college neighborhood that the election can be truthful and credible.
He added that every one supplies and logistics for the conduct of the election had been offered on the 4 campuses of the college.
Oluwatosin stated there can be no room for any manipulation within the election as a result of it will be monitored by a central system.
“We’re hopeful that the mandate of the scholars’ populace can be upheld and their selection will emerge,’’ he stated.
NAN stories that the positions to be crammed embrace the union’s president, vice-president, secretary common, assistant secretary, welfare director, treasurer, social director, sports activities secretary and public relations officer.