How to write a manifesto for student election in Ghana

How to write a manifesto for student election in Ghana

Confused about how to write a manifesto for student election? If you want to win the student election you need to prepare yourself properly to get nominated and after the nomination, you have to create a strong campaign or speech in order to capture the mindset of students. Once you build a strong image, they shall vote for you.

manifesto for class representative
Source: Newcastle University Students' Union

Election manifesto for student council

If you want to win a student council, you have to do hard work to get into student council because, it is not easy to win everyone’s heart. First and foremost, you need to prepare an innovative speech that motivates your classmates and other students to vote for you. Sometimes student elections are won strictly based on the popularity so, you need to give your best and you have to show your interest that leads you to win. There are several ideas how you will prepare campaign speech and use social media to win the student election programme.

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Pre - preparation to get nominated for the student council

Before nomination talk with your friends and other students of your college regarding what they actually want and promise them that you will try to make it happen. Make sure your behaviour should be genuine with these people. Here is the best idea to get nominated for the student council. Read on!

  1. Be ready with a campaign slogan: Think and prepare a unique slogan that makes you different from others and students will remember you.
  2. Get engaged with students: Meet as many students as possible and attend different college functions. If you are not popular then try to be and help them when they are facing any issues.
  3. Try to find out quickly what students actually want: Ask your friends and try to understand what they are actually looking for in the upcoming year. Take initiative and stand up at the end of your classes and ask them about their problems. You will get a clear picture of what your classmates really want.
  4. Speak to your college officials: Speak to your principal and other teachers to clearly understand the election process and how much responsibility and power each elected position holds.

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If you follow these steps properly then, you will get nominated for your college elections successfully.

How to write a manifesto for school prefect
Source: Winchester Student Union

How you will prepare a strong campaign?

You need to strengthen your campaign to win the student council election and for that, the first duty is to create designed posters which will attract students to see your name and other details. Then, place it within your college campus and basically in traffic areas like the common room, college canteen, gym etc. Build your campaign team and remember! Choose students who have the best interest in mind. Then, prepare the best schedule for the campaign and speak in front of students smoothly and try to get familiar with each one of them. Emphasise on students' query and try to impress them. Answer properly to whatever questions been communicated by students.

How to write manifesto essay?

When you are going to write manifesto essay first introduce yourself and address to whom and for what reason or position you are writing and clearly mention your qualities and abilities of that position and the benefits they will get from your skill. Mention what kind of support you want from them. Lastly, give thanks.

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Manifesto structure

The manifesto is a statement to share your intentions, opinions and vision. There are no hard and fast rules to write a manifesto. You can write whatever you want to write but, your primary goal should be to create excitement among readers. You can start with the following statement:

I love

I believe this way your statement will sound more attractive to the audience.

Student union president manifesto?

How to write a manifesto for student election
Source: Patrika

If you are thinking that you have leadership quality and you want to make changes in your college then, you can go for the student council president election. You have to maintain good relation with your friends and you need to be popular in the college. As a result, it will be easy for you to become student council president successfully.

To get this position you have to organise events, sports and more. For that, you have to understand all the rules and regulations to process the events and you need to participate in every function and sports related activities. This will allow you to gain experience. Utilise your leadership quality and try to help others and motivate them to make changes in the college. Try to understand what other students want and need, and remember all the things students told you.

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Create a clear vision on the mind of the students, spread your slogan with the posters, speech, and across social media. Prepare a solid speech and deliver it in front of student and state what you would like to change. This may motivate students to select you as a president.

Manifesto for speech presentation

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You need to craft an excellent and innovative speech that motivates your classmates and other students to vote for you. Following are the instructions to prepare a manifesto for speech presentation.

  • Write a strong introduction: Start your speech with a strong and attention-grabbing statement. Start it during your college hours so that all students can be a part of your inspirational speech. Remember do not start with what your name is, rather, you start with a question and it will help in attracting attention of audience.
  • Deliver the body of the speech: Try to deliver some strong words. State your ideas on how to improve the school but keep your ideas very short. It should be strong words so that students do not get bored at the time of delivering speech.
  • End with an informative conclusion: At the time of conclusion, summarise your plan, emphasise on the benefits of the audience, state about your leadership qualities and ask the audience for votes and do request for honest feedback.

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Election manifesto for student council
Source: Anglo-American University

How to write a manifesto for a school prefect?

If you want to be a school prefect then remember you need to help both the faculty and the students at your school. You have to maintain a positive attitude towards students as well as teachers. Try to be different from others and fulfill all the responsibilities assigned to a prefect. Be respectful and have acceptable behaviour. As a result, students will think positively of you. Prefect should be honest and follow the rules and regulation of the school and maintain good attendance record. Try to be friendly with students and definitely be a good listener which shall make students feel that they can share their problems with you easily. Another important thing is that; treat all students fairly and equally which is a sign of becoming a good prefect.

Manifesto for class representative

If you are elected for the post of class representative then you need to do the following duties:

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  • Act as an intermediary between the students and the administration.
  • Convey all the opinion of the class members regarding any issue.
  • Pass information between the students and the administration.
  • Represent the class in all concerned department meeting.
  • You should inform about various activities within the class to secretaries.

You should promise to handle the entire class and try to motivate people to participate in extracurricular activities within the institute.


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