When were you made aware of this rule?
- Before Tri 1 16/17
- Middle Tri 1 16/17
- Only now
The most probable reason why there are students who knew about this ruling prior to Tri 1 of 16/17 is because Security Department started sending mass emails though not to all before the beginning of this academic year. However, the majority of the respondents were made aware in this trimester as there were more official announcements made.
Do you agree with this policy?
As the statistics speak for itself, the respective justifications to their answers will be in the following question. Before that, a few points to be highlighted is that more than half of those who agreed with the policy commented that they disagreed with the fine as it is a burden to students, concerns on the inconsistency of implementing this during Fridays for prayers were expressed and requests for free lanyards were demanded too. In short, the majority disagrees with this policy for various reasons.
For the first category, respondents who agreed opined that wearing the ID makes us look more professional as a varsity student and portrayed the MMU ‘identity’. Apart from looking professional, it also makes us look more matured and disciplined.
Would you rather?
- Carry and display ID
- Carry but not display
- Not carry nor display the ID
The purpose of this question is to ask students’ preferences when it comes to the ID issue. In ‘A’ students doesn’t mind carry and display their ID. Displaying would mean to wear it with a lanyard. However, the majority would rather continue the common practice of carrying their ID either in their wallets, purse or bags but not displaying them.
Would implementing this policy help reduce security risks?
Although the majority felt that implementing policy won’t reduce security issues. A different trend in the answers can be observed here as compared to Q2. In Q2, the gap between those who agreed and those who disagreed is larger. However, for this question, the difference is only 13.4%. Based on the survey, a large number of those who disagreed with the policy felt that the policy can reduce security issues and enhance safety. Thus many students acknowledged that this policy can reduce security problems although the majority still feels otherwise.
If NO, what can be done to reduce security risk?
Through this survey, it can be seen clearly the stand that the majority of our students took. Besides that, the survey has shown why most of us disagreed and at the same time why we agreed. Respective issues have been brought up, the students' concerns have been expressed with regard to the effect and execution of this rule.
Analyst @ MMU Editorial Squad