Democracy: Pupils Of Lagos School Elect New Leadership

*Electoral Commitee with the electede Prefects

By Zainab Ejiro Owhoka

It was a novel idea meant to inculcate the spirit of democracy in the pupils. Thus, pupils of Tomia Senior Secondary School, Moshalashi Kola Bus Stop, Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway set a unique record in picking their leaders (prefects) by going to the poll to vote for the prefects of their choice.

Mr Adeyemi Olusola, The Principal, TCSS, Agbado, Lagos.
Mr Adeyemi Olusola, The Principal, TCSS, Agbado, Lagos.

Prior to the election, an electoral body comprising of school teachers was put in place by the school management to midwife the electoral process.

After the inauguration of the electoral committee, there were calls for nomination from students and teachers alike for the various positions on offer.

After the nomination, the electoral body also organised a manifesto day where nominees for the various offices addressed the students and teachers on their programmes when elected into office.

Electorl personnels applying 'indellible ink' on fingers of vote.
Electorl personnels applying ‘indellible ink’ on fingers of vote.

Election day and students filed out orderly to vote for the candidates of their choices. After the winners were officially declared, they were properly sworn-in by the chairman of the electoral committee without any rancour.

For good organisation of election, thus recommend that officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to come to Tomia Senior Secondary School to learn one or two things.

Here are some of the photo scenes during the election.

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