Mayflower Preparatory School practices a system of democracy in electing prefects in the school. Students vying to be prefects must be in form two and must be nominated by their colleagues. The electoral committee made up of the assistant headmaster and three other teachers vet the nominated candidates. Successful aspirants are given four days to campaign in all classes and also present their manifesto to the student body on the fifth day. Sample Manifesto written by Kobina Kwegyir-Aggrey when vying for the post of Senior boys Prefect Mr. Electoral Commissioner, Honorable Proprietor and Headmaster, distinguished staff members, co-aspirants, fellow students, ladies and gentlemen, I greet you all It has been observed by me in recent times, that there are many problems, which arise day in day out. I do not wish to make this entire problem known, because they give me an ill-feeling when I mention them. Nevertheless, for the sake of my manifesto, I am going to give an instance of a situation as an example. Comfortably seated lady and gentlemen, Imagine yourself being a teacher, you have just given an exercise which you were marking, or you are busily compiling your examination results. As you continue your task, one boy runs up to you and says “Sir, this boy has hit me with a ball” The lad is expecting you to leave your work and go and administer justice to his said trouble maker. If you were to be that teacher, what will your reaction towards the issue be? I do not suppose you would leave your work to attend to that issue; such problems should be left into the hands of the prefects. One of such prefects who play a major role in the school is the boys’ prefect. This is the reason why I want to take up this responsibility demanding position. Ladies and gentlemen, the voting is in your hands and it is your own decision. I am appealing to you all to vote for Kobina- Kwegyir Aggrey as your boys’ prefect, so that when this school gets a change of a...
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