Some students of the University of Cape Coast [UCC] have called for innovative ways to improve the conduction of elections on campus to ensure more credibility and convenience to enhance participation by the larger student public in future elections.
About thirteen thousand students are expected to cast their votes today to elect leaders for the SRC and various student bodies on the UCC campus.
Presiding officer for the elections Dr. Kwasi Opoku Buadu has cautioned students against campaigning today. The presiding officer says he expects a higher number of voter turnout in this year’s election. Last year’s election recorded a total of 10,700 valid votes cast representing 70%.
A Clinical Psychologist at the School of Medical Sciences [SMS] of the University of Cape Coast [UCC] Dr. Michael Anim, has stated that policy makers in Ghana are not in tune with mental health issues and problems confronting the citizenry. According to him, the percentage of national budgetary allocation for the mental health sector compared to other health sectors demonstrations that policy makers have not placed a high priority on mental health.
The electoral commissioner of University of Cape Coast Students’ Elections, Dr. Kwasi Opoku Boadu has given an assurance of the commission’s preparedness to conduct this years’ SRC/LNUGS/JCRC elections which is scheduled for Wednesday, April 5, 2017.
According to the commissioner, necessary logistics have been duly acquired for the various halls to ensure a successful process.
The Department of Forensic Sciences of the University of Cape Coast, has introduced some programs to widen its scope in the training of security personnel in forensic sciences.
These programs include; Crime Scene Investigation, Forensic Anthropology, Cyber Forensic, Forensic Nursing, Electronic Investigation among others.