Minister advises JHS graduates to be disciplined
4/26/2012 2:30:08 PM -
By Richard Attenkah
The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Joseph Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo, has advised graduating Junior High School (JHS) students across the country to be disciplined as they move on to the next phase of their educational ladder, and subsequently into the world.
He explained that intelligence or brilliance alone was not enough to get them to succeed in their respective chosen careers, saying 'without discipline, one cannot get anywhere.'
'Be disciplined at all times, and not only in the school or classroom. Life is not about only being good academically, but most importantly, disciplined, because without discipline, one cannot get anywhere,' he explained.
He told the students that it was as a result of discipline that today he finds himself in such a high position as the Greater Accra Regional Minister, adding, 'It is as a result of discipline that I was able to resist being dragged into drugs when I was only 14 years old.'
Afotey Agbo gave the advice when he toured selected examination centres in his constituency to encourage the JHS students who were writing their last paper at the just-ended Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) on Monday.
The Regional Minister visited three examination centres in the confines of the Michel Camp, and one center at Kpone, the seat of the Kpone-Katamanso constituency, where he presides as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area.
The Minister's first port of call was the Michel Camp 2 JHS, where a total of 444 candidates, drawn from eight schools from the Camp and its environs, were busily writing their exams.
The Supervisor of the center, Mr. Felix Brilliant Tegbe, told reporters that out of the lot, only three candidates, made up of two girls and a boy, were absent.
The Supervisor at the Services 'B' JHS, Mr. Diameh Samuel, also within the same premises, said in all, 214 candidates registered to write the exams at the centre, out of which four, three girls and a boy, were absent.
The Minister also visited candidates at the Services 'A' JHS before making a brief stop-over at the Medical Service Station (M.R.S.) at the Camp, where he interacted with the personnel on duty to ascertain some of the problems they were facing in the discharge of their duties.
He promised to donate two air conditioners to the M.R.S. the following day, when he was told that the ones they had been using had broken down, and told them not to hesitate to call on him anytime they encounter any problems in the discharge of their duties.
Afotey Agbo was conducted round the Michel Camp by the Commanding Officer (CO) of the military zone, 1st Battalion Infantry, Lt. Col. Fred Ntiri.
He ended his tour of the area at the Kpone Methodist A& B JHS schools. Mr. Seth Noye said 278 candidates, made up of 130 boys and 148 girls from the Kpone Township, Kokompe and Barrier areas, sat for the exams there.
The MP for the area gave out money to the respective supervisors at the various centers to provide refreshment for the students after their exams.