VIDEO: GIJ student arrested for SRC polls malpractice

A final-year student of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) has been busted after he allegedly attempted to stuff a ballot box during a poll to elect new Executives of the Students Representative Council (SRC) on Friday.

Observers at the election grounds – the GIJ campus – were alerted to the illegal action of the student after he spent more than five minutes in a voting booth.

According to an eyewitness, he was busted removing already thumb printed ballot papers from a secret compartment in his belt.

He had reportedly thumb printed 19 ballot papers for one candidate and was placing all the papers in the ballot box when observers were alerted to his actions.

He was arrested by a policeman at the scene.

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Ellis Ferdinand is a Journalist, Blogger and Founder of Ellis Multimedia, a parent company of EducationGhana.org, an Online Education News Blog, PoliticsGhana.com and GhanaNaija.net. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. He is currently Reading his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among the Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. now EducationGhana.org His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria. He won Writer of the Year at the 2021 EDUCOM AWARDS

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