Rustaq, Sept 27 – Elections to the Students Advisory Council at Rustaq College of Education was held at Al Yaariba Hall on Wednesday. A total of 12 candidates were in the fray.
The electronic voting, which began at 9 am, went on until 4 pm.
It was held under the supervision of college dean Dr Humood al Wardi and Assistant for Supporting Academic Affairs and head of Students Advisory Council Elections Committee Dr Anwar al Shiyadi, besides members of the committee.
Preparations for elections began at the start of the current semester.
A number of fingerprint devices, screens displaying names and photos of candidates, and voting forms had been made available prior to the voting day.
The election saw a significant turnout from both male and female students. The number of voters reached 1,000.
Votes were cast for the posts of president, vice-president and three heads of different subcommittees in the council.
Tasks of the council members will be decided as per the organisational guide for Students Advisory Council issued by the ministerial degree 2014/7.
Sara Harith al Abri, a candidate, said she participated in the election because she believes it helps in the development of the university environment through initiatives that motivates students.
“We will try our best to continue with what our previous members started and activate the role of the council.” Another candidate Saleema al Salti, said: “Students Advisory Council is important in students’ academic life. This year, I decided to go through the experiment myself.”
Badriya Mohammed al Balushi