The Electoral Commission 2014/2015 parliamentary session has assured Great Ife students that the price of the nomination forms for the forthcoming Students' Union elections will remain at its traditional price of N100.
In a press statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the Electoral Commission, Adejuwon Jude Feranmi on Sunday, 15th March, it stated that the commission has a very limited time to conduct a free and fair election which is expected to be the most widely participated elections in the history of the Union.
Salient issues were also addressed in the statement. The commission has also decided to stick to the 2.5 CGPA minimum requirement for aspirants to be qualified to contest. A Voter Education Campaign is also expected to kick off soon in the bid to sensitizing the generality of students on how to vote and why they should be participating in the elections.
On the issue of timetable for the elections, the commission wrote: "This commission within the short time we have to carry out this task will provide a participant- friendly election time table that will be communicated as soon as practicable. However, it can be ascertained that the sale of nomination forms at the traditional price of N100 will kick off on Monday, the 16th of March, 2015. We hereby advise the contestants to all offices to get their nomination forms at the level of SUB as from Monday"
As electoral processes continue, examinations are expected to begin in about 14 days time if the consideration by the school management to give the students a 2-week election break fails.