I still stand to say that, It is always of higher prudence for aspiring student leaders to be immersed in public screening, vetting, to weigh and ascertain their preparedness and capability of undertaking their tasks ahead and consequently, getting electorates informed on relevant issues. This necessitates my of missing classes and other equally important schedules to observe and absorb the happenings under the umbrella of most vetting proceedings; now, that of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, herein called, CoHSS.
Haven personally been present and observed the proceedings, it becomes of higher judiciuousnes for me to vomit my imperative mood to my readers (comrade students). The vetting went on in the chronology of: aspiring Presidents, Organising Secretary, Financial Secretaries, and General Secretaries. My personal observations and assessments are as follows: devoid of any form of prejudicial articulation and congruence and ill-judgements whatsoever.
Emmanuel Philip Afrane and Elisha Bondzie Hanson (Aspiring President and Vice). The duo looked good in their suits. Afrane has been and is a very determined guy who seeks to solve social puzzling circumstances with ‘innovative ideas’. I must say, his vice represented a “Messiah” of the occasion. Hanson complemented Philip very well and they did their possible best. Our elders say, “if the cockroach wants to rule the chicken, then it must hire the fox as a body-guard”. They brought very good response to most of their questions. There was a diminutive confidence on the part of Philip, in the process of the vetting out of pressured tension etc. The College App is a good idea though. They did their possible best.
Kwadwo Nketia Fidelis and Samuel Kyeremeh (Aspiring President and Vice). I must appreciate the elegance and richness of your “FUGU” today (KNF). Fidelis believes that, “if servitude is below you, leadership is above you”. I admired their confidence portrayance, perfect answering skills and analytical juxtaposition of issues to birth solutions, bravo! We shall, if you win, expect the implementation of the CoHSS Women Conference, Added Value Policy, Freshers Orientation etc. Honestly, he had a vice defect but he was able to cover the vice and let his light shine before the panelists and electorate observers. Our elders say, “if there is character, ugliness becomes beauty; if there is none beauty becomes ugliness”. These duo did very well.
Dzigbordi Akosua Agbenyo and Maxwell Addo (Aspiring President and and Vice). The Yaa Asantewaa of our contemporary KNUST. The confidence was apt and the submissions were constructively calculated. I really appreciate how she justifies her not necessarily standing for feminism rather equal opportunity for all and her consistently consistent emphasis on capacity building programmes. I admire her from afar. She’s really an epitome of a good role model for young people. But, hey, Ruth Extra’s question was rightly answered. She also had a vice defect but she made it slightly invisible, good. Our elders say that, “two ants do not fail to pull one grasshopper”. These duo did very well, I must say.
Kadaniels Amponsah Duah and Okyere Baffour Asamoah (Aspiring President and Vice). The two-sided complementing merge so far. These guys equally did well. Okyere Baffour, the legal brains helped Kadaniels the problem solver. Did the vice extremely help? Our elders say, “a single bracelet does not jingle” Kadaniels, I still have difficulties understanding what you meant by, “I find it difficult to give people second chances”. The confidence and relaxed responses were spotted, especially on the part of Okyere Baffour. These guys did well.
Caleb Amponsah Kwaku (Aspiring Organising Secretary). The confidence we apt. I really like how he responded to the question on estimation and backup plan. But the current affairs. This young man did well.
Richard Mensah (Aspiring Treasurer). This humble soul did very well. He possesses a greater humbled-confidence; accurate response and honest answers. He really knew what he was about as a financial Secretary aspirant, bravo. He was well dressed too. He did very well.
Nana Kwame Ameyaw (Aspiring Treasurer). Another humble young energetic man with greater love for humanity. I really like his assured words of financial accountability and transparency, my cherished words. His current affairs answers were on point. There was some pressured tensions but he tried his best to overcome. He did well.
Fiifi Assie-Nkansah (Aspiring Treasurer). This guy was well dressed and looked very elegant, some ladies even whispered that to me. His responses were okay. He has got great ideas. He did well.
Betty-Mould Ghartey (Aspiring General Secretary). One beautiful woman I admire from afar. I realised she had the highest audience in the vetting room, very overwhelming. She has held three positions: Faculty, College and SRC Women’s Commission. She had very vibrant responses for most of her questions, with great confidence. Cool spelling effort. I didn’t appreciate the current affairs answers. She’s not a feminist. Very confident, humble and respectful, as realised. She did well.
Charlotte Ama Tetebea (Aspiring General Secretary). She is one lady with most fans when she enters classrooms to speak. I don’t know if it is because of her voice, words, name etc. Those who cheer her up could know better. She had good spelling ability and nice responses. She at a point became very controversial in the room, nearly boring the panelists and audience. She is a feminist. She did well.
Salomey Konadu (Aspiring General Secretary). She was very respectful and humble in her responses. I admire her smile. I did not appreciate her confidence, it was kind of diminutive, as realised. She tried her best.
Esther Addai (Aspiring General Secretary). I love her dimple, very charming and confusing. She had immaculate grammatical constructions and very vocal. Perfect responses. But there were too much gum on the teeth of most of her answers making the white colour difficult to be seen. I appreciate her passion to give back to society and help build human resources. She did well.
I shall conclude with my humble admonitions. I urge all people who get the chance to be on vetting panels to perceive that as a platform to screen aspirants and to also educate both aspirants and observers. I mostly see more of chastising, sabotaging and soul-killing comments instead informing and correcting comments. Also, I feel the period between vetting date and election date is not enough. If, truly, we want vetting performance to reflect and influence outcome of election. Prudently, a week interval or more would be more appropriate.
Credit: Richard Amoh