The Students Affairs Deanship at the Arabian Gulf University (AGU) recently held the Student Council elections for the College of Medicine and Medical Science (CMMS) at the University for the academic year 2023-2024.
The elections were carried out online through the Moodle educational platform, and witnessed diverse competition that resulted in the selection of Mohammed Ali Al Halimi and Rahma bint Khalid Al Shukailiyah to represent the preparatory year students, and Abdullah Omar Tawfiq and Widyan Hussain Al Khater, representing the first-year students.
The election results announced the successful candidates for various student representative positions. Abdulaziz Khaled Al Saghir and Ghalia Hussain Al Rasheed were elected to represent the second-year students, while Fahad Nasser Al Muhannadi and Najla Abdulmoneim Al Boufalah were chosen as representatives for the third-year students. Bandar Mohammed Al Waqeet and Dana Mohammed Al Enezi were elected to represent the fourth-year students, and Rashid Abdullah Al Mutairi and Sarah Saqr Al Balooshi were chosen to represent the fifth-year students. Khalid Mohammed Al Ghatheer and Fatima bint Al Hassan Hamiduddin emerged as the elected representatives for the sixth-year students.
On this occasion, Mr Ahmed Al Saie, Head of the Student Activities and Student Council Unit, explained that the University’s election regulations stipulate that each academic year is represented by a male and female student, as elections are held separately for each academic year, pointing out that this year’s elections witnessed beautiful and diverse competition among students.
Elaborating further, Mr Al Saie said this year’s elections witnessed a remarkable turnout in a friendly atmosphere among GCC students studying at AGU, where the participation reached 77.5 percent, while the competition in the fifth academic year was the highest with a participation rate of 93 percent, while he also confirmed the commitment of all candidates to the administrative regulations for the elections.
Mr Al Saie also said AGU’s elections are distinguished by its GCC diversity and creative youth energies, as the elected Council members represented four GCC countries: the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the State of Kuwait and the Sultanate of Oman, adding the importance of student work in refining students’ personalities and enabling them to express their opinions and present their ideas in a democratic atmosphere.