The Methodist Model Basic School, Hemang in the Afigya-Kwabre South District in the Ashanti Region has colourfully and democratically elected their new school leaders on Friday 7th October, 2022.
Management of the school has gone extra miles to secure elections materials towards electioneering process.
The election was organized for both the Upper Primary students and the entire Junior High School students. It continued that prior to the elections, all the students were assembled and they were taken through the uses of all the election materials as well as the role of the agents for every candidates.
According the Head Mistress of the School, Reverend Felicia Owusu Banehene, they were inspired to take up this step since it will go a long way to inculcate into the pupils the needed political values and also prevent many spoiled ballot papers in the future during national elections.
“My students were so happy so they participated fully in this exercise since it is their first time. This will not be the end. We shall Continue to do this every year for the pupils to have first hand-experience in voting”, She added.
Also, Joshua Owusu Yeboah, the immediate past Electoral Commission Chairman of the Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana who is also a teacher in the school pinpointed to the fact that voting in that way is the best.
He therefore appealed to stakeholders involved to assist the basic school pupils to have first hand experience in order to prepare them adequately for the future.