Survey Results

24 Jan

Thanks for the survey! This shows your openness to the project, but also it instills trust to members. Bravo and keep it up when it comes to issues of decision-making!” – one survey respondent

Survey results are in! We had 54 people fill out the online survey. Pretty good, considering it was only posted on our blog over this past weekend and only lasted three days.

Although this survey involved a small sample and was non scientific, it does offer a good range of opinions about the process among a group of people highly committed to the project.

The overall results are mixed, but quite instructive. Roughly half of you want Iduka to award the scholarships the non-traditional way, while the other half prefers us to stick to the traditional method of having a scholarship committee select the grantees. However, the majority of you indicated that you’d like to nominate a student and is willing to participate in the selection process if requested to vote in an online voting contest.

Some argue that the traditional way is boring and tedious, while the supporters of the traditional selection method voice their concern about the fairness of the online contest. Some respondents fear the possibility that the winner will end up being the “most popular” and not necessarily the most deserving underserved, underrepresented, and/or underprivileged student.

We would like to finish by sharing one comment from the survey. One person wrote: “What about a selection process that combines both the traditional and non traditional options?” We find that this suggestion will guarantee the integrity of the process while still enabling participation of our online supporters.

Thank you to those of you who provided your opinions. We will work hard to make the process fair, transparent, and fun. We will soon announce the application guidelines. So, please stay tuned if you are interested in participating in our upcoming round of scholarships.

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7 Responses to “Survey Results”

  1. Joseph Waweru January 24, 2011 at 3:54 pm #

    This is a great stride towards assurance in transparency and that every opinion counts. Keep it up!

  2. Turyatunga Bob Maahe January 24, 2011 at 11:31 pm #

    Thank you for the update and we are always with you to achieve this initiatives’ goals.

  3. Turyatunga Bob Maahe January 24, 2011 at 11:42 pm #

    Thank you for the update about the survey results. Assurance is that we are to work together to see Iduka’s goals through.

  4. Mag January 27, 2011 at 11:55 am #

    I must agree with Joseph, this sure assures transparency in the whole procedure.

  5. MFON ESSIEN January 30, 2011 at 1:37 pm #

    Keep it up………. its quiet encouraging!

  6. Kimera Simon Peter January 31, 2011 at 9:49 am #

    Thanks for the update and the two additional scholarship. May God bless the works of your hands always.

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