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08.05.2009 General News

Douglas Receives Best Prefect Award

By Samuel Opare Lartey, Adweso –Koforidua - newtimesonline.com
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The Adweso-Mile 50 pastor for the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rev. Daniel Owusu Ansah, has reminded  final year students of  junior high schools in the country  that the law against examination malpractices does not know basic  or tertiary students.

“If you are caught cheating during examination, the law would deal with you ruthlessly,” he stated.

Rev. Owusu Ansah gave the advice at the first commendation for the fifth batch of the students of Trinity Presbyterian Model School at Adweso, a suburb of Koforidua.

At the ceremony, Master Douglas Harrold Lartey was given an award for being the best prefect.

He  said that life and the world has never been fair to mankind so they should be committed and determined always to triumph over the challenges that would come their way as they prepare to move to the next level of their educational ladder.

Quoting from Proverbs,  he urged them to study 'the life and character of the ant' and decide on whatever they desire to achieve in life.

He told them that as long as they remained children, their work is to learn and learn hard to pass any examination that would be set before them.

He appealed to them to avoid cheating and any kind of examination malpractices because if they are caught, the law would deal with them ruthlessly.

Rev.Owusu Ansah explained how most students resort to cheating and eventually failed their examinations and advised them to make good use of the two weeks ahead  to prepare very well and the Almighty God would help them come out with flying colours.

He  challenged school children to live up to the expectations of their parents, the nation and the Almighty God by using the energy and time they spend watching European soccer and memorising names of foreign players to read their text books.

The Eastern Regional Manager of Presby Schools, Rev.Samuel Antwi Yeboah, urged parents to devote time for their children's education.

He said “it is not enough to enroll a child in a school,what is necessary is the ability to care, support and provide for his or her needs”.

He advised the students to concentrate on their books because the future is bright for them in view of   the current educational policies, interventions and the commitment of governments to uplift the image of the educational sector in the country.

In her welcome address, Madam Owusu Ansah, headmistress, said the school has never recorded any failures in the BECE since its establishment about five years ago.

She urged parents to educate their children to always build confidence in themselves and have the believe that they can make it.

 Prizes were also presented to the other school prefects for 2008/09.

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