Four candidates have been successfully nominated to contest for the Gulu University Guild presidency.
The candidates were nominated on December 4, 2021 by the Gulu University Guild Electoral Commission.
The nominated include Thomas Lapyem Awany, a law student, Peter Gordon Akebu, a Faculty of Science student, Mark Davis Mazina, a second-year Education and Humanities student and Henry Jumba, a Bachelor of Agriculture and Environment student.
The four candidates have promised that once elected to office, they will ensure transparency, accountability and also improve learning and teaching at the university.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the candidates have been asked to observe the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) issued by the Health Ministry.
Those who can afford, are expected to campaign using radio, TV, and social media platforms.
According to the Electoral Commission (EC), any candidate who is found have breached the COVID-19 guidelines will be automatically disqualified from the race.
Only 200 students are permitted at rallies.
John Bosco Ssekyanzi, the Chairperson Gulu University Guild Electoral Commission said on Tuesday that opinion polls within the main campus in Laroo-Pece Division in Gulu City have been banned.
Mr Ssekyanzi said voting will take place on December 16, after two weeks of campaigns.
The students will elect a new guild president, faculty representatives, representatives of private sponsored students, women representatives, and students with disability representatives among others.