No matter how small a community is, it has a leader to voice out its opinions, just like a democratic government and so Oxbridge Tutorial College gave this chance to her students in voting for their representatives at the Students’ Representative Council.
Now before elections, there are campaigns and manifestoes. Nominees for the SRC had their manifestoes read out to the students in the hall. Although some came out unprepared, they still wowed the students with the few words they said.
The opening prayer began with Mr Oloowokeere. Mr Dada gave a brief speech about how the manifesto was going to go. Each tutor group was entitled to 1 representative from whom the students would choose if they impressed them with their manifestos. Each tutor group had about 4 nominees.
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The nominees included Seun, Omolara, Uzoma and Nsikan Seun started off with saying we need to struggle for student unity. He talked about organisation of competitions saying he would always listen to student opinions.
Omolara told the students that she would be the best person to voice out the opinions of students. She wants to be the medium between the school and the students. She kept on emphasizing on the fact that change is necessary and she would consider every suggestion, while trying to make Oxbridge a more pleasant place.
Uzoma believes that the students want change as he asked them, to which they all shouted yes with all enthusiasm. So he replied them by saying “Vote for me” and the statement alone earned him enough claps and roars from the audience
Nsikan wants to make things better for the school and the hostel. Even though she came unprepared, she had a very outstanding speech to tell the audience.
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Onome told the students about how she believes all students should have a voice in relation to education. She wants to ensure all students are involved in fair decisions. She’s open to criticisms which are very essential in a leader and also devoted.
Carlton had a PowerPoint presentation set up for the students. He said his achievements and why he will be suitable as a representative. He talked about the organisation of parties and charity events. He is currently planning an organisation called “The Children of Syrian Foundation”.
Tracy wants to make many changes that the students will be proud of even after they graduate.
Babatunde wants to organise parties. He told the students that he would make sure he does the best he could even though he wasn’t promising anything.
Jessica wants the students to vote for her as she thinks they deserve a change. She wants to organise fundraisers and social events.
Ore just gave a simple speech saying “Vote for me for change”.
Valerie’s manifesto was very exquisite. She first told the students to please have a minute of silence for the people in Lagos plane crash. After that, she conveyed what a great a leader she is. She told the students that they can trust her to take the demands seriously.
Emmanuel talked about food and Wi-Fi and other student complaints. He is really concerned with what really matters. He offered the school to start teaching psychology as a subject. He wants to make sure all requests are answered.
Yusuf believes that the students should be free to set up ideas. He wants to be able to meet them personally. He also wants to provide justness.
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Chidera wowed the crowd with his magnificent speech by saying one of many things. He says he will do what the students want him to do. He also said that he’s not saying he’s better than he’s competitors, but what really matters is what they are willing to offer so the students should vote for me.
Ofunere believes that she’s here to enter the council and she’s going to listen to what everyone says.
Zaenab said that because it’s going to be an amazing year, amazing changes will take place if the students vote for her
Last but not the least was Moyin who also gave a PowerPoint presentation illuminating facts like his principle of Y.O.L.O- You Only Live Once so make an impact. He wants to make the best transition from youth to adulthood.
After the manifestos, the students went to different polling stations with polling agents as teachers according to their tutor group to vote for their selected candidate from the manifestos they witnessed.
WE WANT TO CONGRATULATE THE FOLLOWING WINNERS AT THE END OF THE DAY :
Maduagwu Chidera (AA), Soyemi Zainab (A2), Nsa Ekpeyong Emmanuel (AS Science), Esu Tracy (AS Arts),Onedo Onome (IFY Sci & Engr.), Nlemigbo Uzoma (IFY Business/Humanities), Shodeko Ibrahim (Boys’Residence),Kadiri Farida (Girls’Residence), Sports (Ayoola Carlton).
By Tosin Salau