Some few weeks after Ghanaians went through the polls to elect a President and Members of Parliament for the country, students of the Achimota Basic School also undertook a similar exercise to elect prefects to steer the affairs of the school for the 2013/2014 academic year.
After rigorous campaigning, presentation of manifestos and vetting by a 12-member committee made up of their teachers, Master Raymond Obu and Stephen Wisden were elected as School Prefect and Assistant School Prefect, respectively.
Ms Deborah Aseyoro and Lena Korang emerged Girls Prefect and assistant while the compound prefect position went to Master Samuel P. Boateng.
Master Shadrach Asante and Benzil Aidoo were also elected for the position of assistant compound prefect one and two respectively.
For the position of compound overseer in the girls category, Deborah Boateng and her two assistants, Jane Eyee Hiame and Mavis Addy, were elected
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Master William Achore and Malik Halid won as dining hall prefects in the boys category while Mame Afia and Nancy Nyarkoa won in the girls’ category.
In an interview with the Boys Prefect elect, Master Raymond Obu, he said he would ensure that students would study during prep time and not roam about when teachers were engaged in meetings.
He also promised to ensure that the compound was kept clean with the help of the compound prefect, especially during break when students tend to litter indiscriminately.
Master Obu further said he would ensure students would wear the prescribed attire.
The Girls Prefect elect, Ms Aseyoro, also said she would ensure that students would not go beyond the school boundaries and stressed that students would not be allowed to wear unacceptable haircuts.
The prefects have been inducted into office at a ceremony in the school.
Story by Hannah A Amoah