Mawuli School scores 100% in exams
6/22/2012 2:01:10 PM -
Mawuli School in Ho scored 100 per cent in last year's West African Senior School Certificate Exams (WASSCE) with 91 percent of the students gaining admission to tertiary institutions in the country.
This was announced by the Headmaster of the school, Mr J.M.K. Osei-Nyansah, when he presented his report, during the 62nd Honours Day celebrations of the school at Ho in the Volta Region.
It was held on the theme: 'Ensuring Quality Education, All Hands on Deck'.
The best over-all student's prize was received by Master Emmanuel Naatei Nartey, the immediate past Chief Officer (Senior Prefect) of the school.
The occasion also witnessed the re inauguration of the school's army cadet corps and its regimental band.
Mr Osei-Nyansah, commended the performance of the students and the tutors for instilling discipline in the students population.
The school has a student population of 2,120; made up of 777 girls and 1,343 boys. It also has some challenges, the biggest of which is their dining hall which is too small to accommodate the students, he added.
Another challenge, he said was the need for a stand-by high grade generator to counter the frequent power outages in the school.
He also mentioned their dilapidated masters' bungalows and dormitory blocks as some of the other challenges.
Mr Osei-Nyansah was, however, grateful to the government for the number of infrastructure it had provided for the school.
These included the 300 bed capacity dormitory for the girls, the administrative block cum Library complex attached with two computer laboratories which have been completed, he said.
The others, which are still under construction, are the 2,500 capacity assembly hall and an l2-unit classroom block, he added.
The headmaster announced that the school will soon admit blind students if the resource centres for the blind, currently under construction were completed.
The Guest Speaker, Professor Emeritus R.D. Baeta of the University of Ghana, Legon, asked all stakeholders to pool their resources in reversing the declining educational standards in the country.
'We should not expect the government alone to achieve the quality education we are all talking about', he said.
Professor Baeta, also an old student, asked the students to study hard since that was the essence of their being in the school.
'There is time for everything and this is the time to learn to ensure the bright future you are all thinking about', he cautioned them.
Mr J.K. Bebaako-Mensah, Secretary to the President, also an old student in a message, urged the students to study hard since the school afforded them one of the best opportunities to develop their talents.