Each year, students at Ashesi elect a new student government to forward their interests within the community. For this year’s election, a record five teams are vying to head the Ashesi Students Council (ASC), while two teams contest to lead the Judicial and Electoral council.
For the first time as well, a team of sophomores join in contesting for the student council position, following a school-wide referendum to expand the opportunity to the second year class.
Meet the teams contesting to lead the ASC!
Kingsley Amoaning-Yankson ‘18 and Keziah Fosu Whyte ‘18
We want to move the conversations about student government up a notch; our ASC is looking to take a more active role in progressing student lives and becoming a stronger lobbying voice for student priorities. We have 791 students at Ashesi, and we want to harness the collective energy of this community to strengthen student life.
Dennis Sifuna ‘19 and Etornam Dotse ‘19
We will inspire and serve students through intensifying communication between the ASC executives, students and the school’s administration. This we believe will create a sense of appreciation for all the parties involved. Finally, we will work to instill a sense of cultural intelligence in our ever-growing diverse community.
Caleb Turnip-Quaye ‘18 and Job Mwesigwa ‘18
We will push for a more inclusive decision-making process on campus, where the views and opinions of students become precedence. We also want to invest in students’ social life to improve school spirit and forge stronger connections with one another within our community. By serving students, we hope to build a sustainable income stream for the ASC, by raising funds outside the ASC dues to help finance students’ initiatives, sponsor events and club activities and finally help sustain the student scholarship fund.
Sabelo Dube ‘18 and Jessica Akua Annor ‘18
Our campaign message is “Owning your student experience.” We are running because we want to encourage fellow students to take ownership of how they want to define their four years at Ashesi.
Michael Kwabena Amponsah ‘18 and Justice Nyamadi ‘18
If there’s one thing we believe in, it is that, at every point in time of our lives, we need to depend on someone at some point. It is with this conviction that we feel the need to be of service to the people within the community. Our decision to lead the ASC is to build a transparent student government which is responsive to students needs and delivers results.
The Judicial and Electoral Committee is responsible for organising all student electoral processes and also see as custodians of the Honour Code. Meet the teams contesting to lead the Judicial and Electoral Committee!
Stephen Gyan ’18 and Harriet Mate-Kole ‘18
Our vision for running for this position is to empower students to build and own a trusting community together. In so doing, we see the need to create an environment that encourages active student participation in student leadership, transparency and accountability in student governance and sustaining the Honour Code.
Lilian Awuor '18 and Beryl Nana Ama Akuffo-Kwapong '18
There is a need to strengthen the trust we have in one another as a community. While as a team, we have passions and interests that we would like to drive for the community, we would like to highlight that our tenure of office will be gravely dependent on everyone’s input. Our plans would forever remain so, without the needed support. You have the power to make a difference. You have the power to advocate for inclusion, integrity and social justice.