Great Reward School Complex, a private educational institution located at Anyaa in the Greater Accra Region, topped all the schools - private and public - in the area in this year's Basic Education Certificate Examination.
The school obtained 100 per cent with Distinctions. As a result of this great feat, the authorities recently organized an Awards ceremony for three of the students who excelled in the examination - which is organized annually by the West African Examinations Council - as well as some teachers and auxiliary staff who proved to be very hard working throughout the year.
Top of the students was Collins Atiemo, followed by Reuben Commey and Faustina Mensah. They were each given a student's mattress, a bucket and a number of exercise books.
The Overall Best Teacher Award went to Jemimah Tetteh. The other teachers were Juliet Adzor and Mary Yeboah - Best Teachers in their various subjects. Madam Monica Korkor (non-teaching staff) also received an award.
Every child who tops his or her class during terminal examinations was also rewarded. Those who were in this category and are currently at the Junior High level - from Form One to Form Three - are to enjoy half scholarship offered by the school.
Highly elated by the excellent performance of the students, the Director of the school, Daniel Ayettey, in a brief remark during the ceremony, which was attended by parents/guardians, said, "Great Reward is moving forward.'
He encouraged all parents and guardians to take the education of their children serious because 'they are the ones who are going to occupy responsible positions in the near future.'
Rebecca Okai, Headmistress of the school, indicated that she was proud of the finalists who had raised the image of the institution. She urged the other students to learn hard and bring more laurels to the school.
George Anang Digber, Chairman of the Board of Directors, congratulated all the awardees and the entire staff on their outstanding performance.
Some activities that added colour to the event were poetry recital, drama, choreographic and cultural display as well as a short sketch on 'The Good Samaritan.'