The headmistress of the Presbyterian Boys Senior High School, Legon, Ms. Lady Queene Asiedu-Akrofi, has applauded the staff and students of her school for the unprecedented performance put up in the 2016 WASSCE examination.
“This wonderful performance of ours was as a result of close monitoring and persistence supervision of both staff and students,” she said.
Ms. Asiedu-Akrofi disclosed this at the 78th Speech and Prize-giving Day held over the weekend. It was on the theme: “Institutional Capacity to Unlock Potentials of the Youth for the Achievement of Excellence”
She noted that out of the 984 candidates presented for the 2016 WASSCE examination 368 had between 4As and 8As. Adding that the students scored 100% in seven subjects, as well as tremendous improvement in Mathematics and Integrated Science.
Ms. Asiedu-Akrofi expressed appreciation to the staff, students and all stakeholders of the school for the contributing to the success chalked by the school.
Mr. Eric Addae Kyeremeh, senior lecturer in Leadership and Management at Open University, who was the guest speaker, encouraged students not to be afraid to learn, since that is the core purpose they are in school.
“Do not be afraid to question assumption, have an open mind at all times, but most importantally be willing to learn new things because education is a process of living and not a preparation for future living,” he said.
He called on the students to take an active part in shaping their curriculum for future. Adding that they are never too old to learn.
To the policy makers in Ghana, Mr. Eric Addae Kyeremeh called on them to create jobs for graduates passing out from institutions, so they can also contribute their quota to the society and the nation at large.
The occasion was also use to reward hard working teachers,non teaching staff students who excel during the year under review.
The 78th Speech and Giving day which was sponsored by the 1991year group attracted most Presbyteries Chairpersons of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana.