SAINT PAUL METHODIST PREPARATORY AND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL HAD SUCCESSFUL STUDENT LEADERSHIP ELECTIONS.

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The annual student leadership elections were held at Saint Paul Methodist Preparatory and Junior High School. This is an annual ritual that attempts to inculcate democratic principles and practices in its pupils. Students from Class 4 to Junior High School 3 participated in the election, which was declared free and fair.

Head Mistress Madam Katena Acquah stressed in an interview how important it is to teach the pupils about democratic values, saying that “everyone has the freedom of choice and the right to vote.” She thinks that by giving them this experience, they would learn how to run for office legally and refrain from breaking the law in the future.

The students chose section leaders for the four houses—Red, Blue, Yellow, and Green—as well as head school prefects, assistant prefects, sports prefects, protocol prefects, and ICT prefects.

Assistant Headmaster Eric Asare pointed out that the school’s yearly election serves as a chance to get pupils ready for future elections, since some will soon be able to cast ballots in national elections. He said that in order to ensure a free and fair election compared to the national one, the school needed to call the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) to offer assistance on the voting process.

The Electoral Commission (EC) representative, Teacher Isaac Kwakye, emphasised that the exercise’s primary goal was to get students ready to learn about elections and the procedures involved. 

Additionally, several students mentioned that as Ghana practices democracy, this will aid in ingraining democratic principles in the


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