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02.11.2008 Education

Students advised to project image of public schools

By gna

Students of public schools were on Friday called upon to project the image of their schools by showing commitment towards their studies.

Mrs Florence Dennis, Project Director of Tema Meridian Rotary Club who made the call at the weekend said public schools could also be rated as good schools when parents and students enhanced the efforts of the teachers.

Mrs Dennis noted that it was unfortunate that people rated private institutions better than the public schools, adding that, every school in the country qualifies to be a good school.

She made the call at a Career Development and Guidance programme organized by the Tema Meridian Rotary Club for students of the Oninku Drive number one Junior High School (JHS) in Tema.

The Project Director observed that students of private schools learnt hard to maintain the image of their schools, creating a difference between them and the public schools.

She therefore urged students of public schools not to degrade their schools but should rather work hard towards improving their standards to create the desired image for their schools.

Mrs Dennis also entreated parents to encourage their children to learn and participate in extra curricula activities to build their future, adding that, parents must desist from dumping their wards in the schools.

Mr Kofi de Heer-Menlah, Senior Lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) advised students to take advantage of the e-learning materials on the internet to supplement what they learnt at school instead of using it for immoral activities.

Mr de Heer-Menlah also urged them to discard the notion that science was a difficulty subject, noting that, “science is an application which relate to everyday life.”

Madam Regina Essandoh, President of the Club said the programme was aimed at providing the students with the needed information to enable them make good choices that would lead them into successful careers.

Madam Essandoh gave the assurance that the club would provide the school with books to help improve upon their learning of the English language and other subjects.

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