Students of the University of Ghana, Legon have called for more centers for the Electoral Commission’s (EC) Limited Voter Registration Exercise on the school’s campus
According to them the presence of just one centre at the University for the exercise meant that students had to spend several hours in long queues in order to register.
Citi FM reported over the weekend that while 20 people were registered, over 80 had lined up at the centre for the exercise.
One student was quoted as saying: “Even if you come here around 4 am it will be difficult to register. People have been here for about three days now and they have still not gone through the registration process.”
Similar problems have been reported at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and the University of Cape Coast (UCC).
Students of KNUST have had to go outside the University to register as there is no registration center on campus.
“With the traditional halls, there are no registration centres so the students have to go to a different area where they have to register,” an aggrieved student said.
The situation was no different at UCC, where students expressed their displeasure at having to go out of the school to register, a situation which has prompted some of them to refuse to register altogether.
“Presently at the Cape Coast University there are no registration centres on campus but there are two registration centres which are close to the school and students are going there to register,” Christian Badu, a student at the school revealed.
The EC’s limited voters’ registration exercise, commenced last Thursday at the centres across the country and will end on Sunday May 8.
By: Edwin Kwakofi/ghanadecides.com