Thursday 26th July 2018 would not be forgotten so soon in the history of Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin. Students in their hundreds trooped out to elect a new set of Students’ Union executive that would pilot the affairs of the Union for the 2018/2019 academic session.

Although the phenomenon is as old as the College, it took a new dimension this time with the introduction of the electronic voting. On the eve of the election, eligible students were all given secret codes that were personal to individuals as voting pins.

On the day of the election, the chairman of the Independent Students’ Electoral Commission (ISEC) Lagbe Saheed in collaboration with the Computer and Information Technology Centre, Student Affairs Unit, Plat Technologies Limited, Security Unit and other relevant stakeholders deployed all their arsenal to ensure a hitch-free election.

As if nothing was going on in the College, the students voted quietly for candidates of their choice. Unlike in the past, where anointed candidates were selected against the wish of the entire student populace, students this time expressed their wishes while no willing electorate was neither harassed nor disenfranchised. At the close of voting, in the presence of a large crowd of students gathered at the College’s multipurpose hall, results were announced, and winners emerged. The students, who expressed their acceptance of the new process, showed their joy by jubilating to the Provost office to say thanks for a job well done. It was a demystification of the selection process.