Chairman of the KNUST Student Representative Council’s Electoral Commission, Philip Ofori-Atta has warned prospective candidates of the 2020 student elections to desist from defacing the campus with campaign materials.
His caution has become necessary following rampant pasting of posters by some students who have declared their intent to contest for various positions in the upcoming student elections.
The commissioner in a statement expressed disappointment in the act and called on the offenders to desist from it.
According to the Commission, it is by the notice issuing a strong word of caution to these individuals to desist immediately from the objectionable act.
“Attention has been drawn to the unauthorized pasting of political posters and the defacing of facilities around campus. The Electoral Commission by this release, is calling on offenders to desist immediately from such acts as their activities are marring the beauty of KNUST campus,” he stated.
“Individuals found guilty of this rule risk being disqualified from filing of nomination in the upcoming 2020 Elections. It will be appreciated if all political publicity materials at unauthorized places are removed with immediate effect.”
The statement further indicated that the office of the SRC Electoral Commission would be forced to automatically disqualify prospective candidates found culpable.
Chairman of the SRC EC in the statement noted that, “it is time students take up the responsibility of ensuring a clean environment and a clean KNUST. Prospective candidates are hereby reminded that campaigning only begins after vetting.”
KNUST; the premiere Science and Technology University in West Africa runs a ”paperless system” of information dissemination, which is aimed at preserving the beauty and sanitation of the campus.