UoB to host largest gathering of Bahraini youth voters
Manama, President of the University of Bahrain (UoB), Dr. Riyad Yussef Hamza, has expressed UoB's pride in being the designated as a general polling station for Saturday's parliamentary and municipal elections.
The election is a cherished national occasion, and a step forward taken by the kingdom under the leadership of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, he said, noting that it stands witness to the great positive impact of the comprehensive development project launched by HM King Hamad since his Accession to the Throne nearly 20 years ago.
Dr. Hamza called on all the affiliates of UoB and other public and private universities in Bahrain to report to the UoB where the largest Bahraini youth gathering will be held in order to vote in the elections, noting that encouraging Bahraini youth to exercise democracy is integral in UoB's mission.
He said that the elections will be held at UoB's building S 18, and that a varied programme has been put in place with the participation of student councils from eight universities in Bahrain.
The programme features a line-up of artistic events, shows and competitions, with the participation of celebrities, artists, singers and poets from Bahrain, Kuwait and the UAE.
Source: Bahrain News Agency