The Delta State University, DELSU, Abraka has conducted the first ever solely online Students’ Union Government election in Nigeria. The election software developed by the University enabled the students, during the just concluded students’ union government election, to vote online from any location within and outside the University.
Prof. Victor Finipaya Peretomode As the students voted using their mobile devices such as smartphones, communication tablets, laptop computers, the results were made visible to any of them who logged on to the voting site and this made the election seamless, peaceful and comfortable.
According to the Dean of Students’ Affairs, Professor Augustus Atubi, this online electoral feat was attained because of the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Victor Finipaya Peretomode’s flair for the continuous adoption, acquisition and application of digital tools and processes in the institution. He added that the Vice Chancellor has put together a crack team of professional Information and Communication Technologies developers in the ICT Unit of the University who have made groundbreaking digital innovations.
According to him, the online voting platform is just one of the digital innovations propelled by Prof. Peretomode. For instance, the Senate meetings of the University are digitalized, examinations of 100 and 200 level students are conducted digitally and the University operates a digital result engine that enables students, parents and sponsors to access students’ results from anywhere in the world almost immediately after examinations are conducted.
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