THURSDAY, 31 OCTOBER –
Polling at Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Campus Election (PRK) went on smoothly at UMS Lecture Halls.
A survey by UMS Chancellery Media at 11.30 am today saw students taking their turns to vote.
Among some students met on site expressed their high hopes for the candidates who would garner majority votes.
For Mohamad Hafiz Kasroll, a Geography student of the School of Science and Technology (SST), he hoped that those selected to be a representative of the student council members would be responsible in performing their duties besides acting as a bridge between students and UMS management.
He was on wheel chair after involving in a road accident recently, but urged other fellow students to practise their rights in casting their votes to choose the new line-up for the Student Council members for the 2013/2014 academic session.
Meanwhile, a special need student, Wong Hui Yean considered the online voting system, e-voting as being easy and did not take up so much of their time.
The year 1 student of the Counselling Psychology Programme, School of Psychology and Social Works (SPKS) said that it only took her about five minutes to cast her vote.
“I hope my friends would be able to cast their votes as well and choose the candidate of their choice,” he added when asked to comment on the turn out of students this morning.
This was supported by Nurul Jannah Yahya, a year 3 student of Physics and Electronic Programme, SST.
“Maybe some of them are still in class making PRK this year not as exciting as last year’s. However, for me, it is an important responsibility to decide on the best line up who will represent us in voicing out any suggestions, sharing or problems faced, to the university’s management,” he said.
Meanwhile, Elleiancly Yuli, a year 3 student of the same programme said that each successful candidate should be able to bring together all students to contribute towards the achievement and excellence of the university.
“Don’t just offer lips service and cannot fulfil their obligations,” she said.
For the record, UMS has 15,848 students who are eligible to vote this year. Polling started from 8.00 am and will end at 5.00 pm simultaneously today for the Main Campus as well as for Labuan International Campus (KAL). As for UMS Branch Campus in Sandakan, all students won uncontested at the Nomination Day last Monday. – SS
Media DivisionChancellery Department