The long awaited Makerere guild elections commenced today at around 11:00am having been disrupted by the heavy morning rains. The voting as described by the students’ committee was to be both physical and online using the students’ portal.
The physical voting is meant for finalist students of third and fourth years and then the e-voting for continuing students. However, the network since morning has been so poor which has affected most students. The whole university is calm as the finalists are physically voting though the turn up has been so low.
“It is unfortunate that the network is down and I am worried whether I will go through. I have employed a few students from the College of Computing and Information Studies to aid my voters but all in vain,” an aspirant at School veterinary said.
He added that the only a few students who had logged in earlier on the system managed to vote but the others are patiently waiting for the network upgrade.
The EC Chairperson Mr. Twijukye Jackson says they are working upon the network system to have the smooth running of the elections at the Ivory Tower.
“We did not expect the network to be slow but the University technical team is working upon the system for a better service,” Mr. Twijukye said.
So far the race is still tight between Aaron Oguttu and Ssempijja Ivan.
More updates on the results to come after declaration.