THE STUDENTS COUNCIL
MISSION: “TO DEVELOP WAGWA, AND SUPPORTIVE EDUCATION TO ALL STUDENTS FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE”
VISION: “TO BE THE MOST RESPONSIVE, STUDENT CENTRED AND ADMINISTRATIVE LINKAGE”
NAMES OF THE MEMBERS AND THEIR RESPONSIBILITY
CHAIRPERSON: MUTEBI RONALD
VICE CHAIRPERSON: LUBANGA ELVIS
SECRETARY: KAGANDA ALEX
SPEAKER: KIYINJI DERRICK
PUBLICITY & TREASURER:
S.1: NAKIGANDA MADIINA
S.2: MUNEEZA SAMUEL
S.4: KATO DISAN
S.5: KAYIZZI ROBERT
THE STUDENTS COUNCIL
CHAIRMAN: MAGALA NASIFU
VICE CHAIRMAN: SSEMPEERWA BENARD
SPEAKER: MUTEBI RONALD
GENERAL SECRETARY: NABUKENYA JOSEPHINE
VICE SPEAKER:MITI CONAN
PUBLICITY SECRETARY: NAMPEEBWA MARY
ORG. SECRETARY: MUHANGUZI LABSON
TREASURER: KASIBANTE GASITER
SEC. STUDENT’S AFFAIRS: NANYONGA SARAH
WORKSHOP FOR STUDENTS LEADERS (PREFECTS) HELD ON 14th JULY 2011
The greatest component of a leader should be intellectual and superiority plus intelligent.
Leadership is defined as the ability of a person to influence others to achieve a company’s or organizations objectives or
In leadership we need to have the following as put forward:-
Vision. This is a set in a given period of time in future and has to be fulfilled. E.g. “To be the most responsive, student’s
centered and administrative linkage.”
Mission. This is a clear statement detailing what you set in your vision. E.g. “To achieve success, ensure academic
excellence and supportive education to all students.”
Objectives and goals. These are set by the leaders and they have to be fulfilled and should obey SMART.
S – Specific
M – Measurable
A – Achievable
R – Realistic
T – Time bound
The goals and objectives are put forward; it is always easy for a leader to measure his/her performance of that of another individual. E.g. the chairman student’s council has to receive reports
and plans for every councilor so as to carry out evaluation.
Team. Team work has to be established in leadership whereby the weak people will be helped by the strong ones to ensure
effective work. E.g. if a prefect is minimized by most of his/her subjects, he or she has to be coupled with a strong and supportive prefect to provide defense to him or her.
Respect. This is achieved through examples. E.g. self respect is drive to public respect from your subjects. If a leader
tends to lead by bad examples. E.g. coupling, escapism, leading a strike, he or she will have no respect and the end result will be failure.
THE PATH GOAL THEORY
This theory is used by the leaders to achieve success in leadership. It provides the way to achieving goals and ensures TEAM WORK. The word TEAM has the meaning below:-
T – Together
E – Every one of us
A – Achieves
M – More
This means that it might be difficult to achieve something when you are alone. As leaders, there is a need to work together and ensure that any member of leadership organization also achieves
more. E.g. as a council, we might achieve our goals but every class councilor has to be helped so that he or she achieves/solve the various problems in his or her class.
PRINCIPLES OF A LEADER
There are various zone and these include;
- Challenge. A leader must be willing and able to face whatever challenge it might be to have goals or targets achieved. A leader should not think that leading is just the way to success; he or
she must consider the ups and downs in his work.
Comfort. A leader should be comfortable in his or her work without rushing that may cause mistakes which may demoralize him or her.
- Convectional. Laziness should not be played with because it contributes a lot to failure.
THE 3G’s OF LEADERSHIP
A good leader should also be GOING UP, this means he should:
- Be innovative – Get up to go up
- Be sacrificial – Give to up
- Be mature – Grow to go up
QUALITIES OF A GOOD LEADER
What is Student Council?
Student Council is a student-based civic organization designed to help promote school spirit and leadership among students.
Students participating in all levels of the Council will maintain a high standard of personal conduct. Council members will demonstrate leadership qualities by serving as good
examples of behavior through their words and actions.
All Council members will be expected to participate in approved activities, which will serve to enhance the quality of both the physical and behavior environment of the school.
The purpose of student council is:
- To develop positive attitudes and to practice good citizenship.
- To promote harmonious relations throughout the entire school.
- To improve student/faculty relationships.
- To improve school morale and general welfare.
- To provide a forum for student expression.
- To plan special events or projects.
Benefits of being involved in student council include: opportunity to improve reading and writing skills, gain experience in public speaking, and learn how to make a positive impact on
school and community environment. In addition, student council serves as a chance to meet new friends and work with a wide variety of people.
Objectives of the Student council are to:
- Provide a democratic form in which students can address those school related issues, which affect their lives.
- Maintain open communication between students and school staff.
- Train students in the duties and responsibilities of good citizenship.
Students must be very responsible people who are willing to work hard. As student council members you will be called to serve other students by representing their
issues. The council does not have the power to change policies, only to voice student opinion.
Student council will be involved in many community minded projects.
- School beautification. Clean up, painting, repairing, etc.
- Community service. Food drives, recycling projects, coat drives.
- Student opinion polls, student council newsletter, etc.
Responsibilities of President
The president is the leader of the council. The president must lead, but should also encourage others officers and members to take on leadership responsibilities.
Responsibilities to council members:
- Coordinate meetings. (Call meetings to order, discussion of agenda, adjourn meetings, etc.)
- Appoint committee members.
- Work with council officer’s agenda and budget planning.
- Require that all motions be submitted in writing to the council secretary.
- Aid the council secretary by summarizing group decisions so they can be clearly recorded in the minutes.
- Submit all council reports to council advisor.
- Work with treasurer on budget and calendar. Keep close watch on monetary intake and expenditures.
- Maintain good working relationship with officers.
- Submit proposed agendas to council for vote.
- Participate as a voting member of council.
- Praise council members publicly for a good job on projects or assignments.
- Serve as moderator during council debates. Allow different sides of issue to be presented.
- Keep in touch with all committee members.
Responsibilities to students:
- Voice student concerns to the faculty and administration, and to attempt to develop programs that will address these concerns.
- Keep in touch with various school clubs and organizations.
- Seek student opinions.
Responsibilities to faculty and administration:
- Keep faculty and administration informed on significant developments in council.
- Arrange direct dialogs between educators and students.
- Work with faculty and administration to design and implement ways to enhance educational atmosphere of school.
- Point out problems in the school before they become crises.
Responsibilities to community:
- Attend parent organization meetings.
- Speak at local civic organization meetings.
- Invite civic leaders to speak at school.
- Maintain an accurate file of all correspondence the president receives or sends.
- Keeps a journal indicating successful procedures and what problems were encountered throughout the year?
- Keep a neat phone and address book of contacts.
Responsibilities of Vice President
The vice president is the assistant leader of the council. The vice president must lead, but should also encourage others officers and members to take on leadership responsibilities.
The vice president will serve as council leader in the absence of the president.
- Be prepared to assume the responsibilities of the president at any time. (See: Responsibilities of President.)
- Assist in the preparation of budgets and agendas.
- Help the president coordinate the work of committees.
- Help explain the opinions of the president to council.
- Contribute ideas during meetings.
- Work with all council members to iron out any differences between parties.
Responsibilities of Secretary
The duties of the secretary are to accurately record the councils various activities.
- Keep an accurate record of the exact wording of issues considered by the council. This recording is called the minutes of the council
- Give president feedback after meetings.
- Help the group reach decisions that may be clearly recorded.
- Contribute personal ideas and opinions whenever appropriate.
- Prepare and distribute agenda.
- Take attendance.
- Distribute copies of minutes of last meeting.
- Keep an accurate index of all council minutes.
- Make certain that advisor receives copy of minutes.
- Types neatly all letters that are to be officially sent by the council and create a file to keep all correspondence sent and received by council.
- Produce a student council directory.
- Develop a friendly relationship with school office’s secretaries.
Responsibilities of Treasurer
The duties of the treasurer are to keep accurate records of all financial transactions of the council.
- Work with school’s treasurer to understand policies for student finances and to set up and maintain an account for the council.
- Work with advisors, president, vice president, and committee members to formulate an active budget for the council.
- Make cost analysis of proposed activities and projects.
- Make monthly financial statements and report to the council.
Responsibilities of Representative
The duties of the representative are to embody the council’s efforts to be the student voice. Representatives must develop a dialog between students and student council.
- Report council activities to student body on a regular basis.
- Present, as fairly as possible, students’ ideas and concerns to the council.
- Attend all student council functions. (Fundraisers, work projects, etc.)
- Make special effort to inform students about upcoming council projects and activities.
- Take informal polls on how students feel about certain subjects.
- Encourage non-members of student council to participate in projects and activities.
- Be active in council meetings.
- Report any problems to advisors before they develop into major issues.
- Respect all faculty and administration.
- Seek the opinions of teachers on various issues.
- Display proper behavior at all times.