Wenchi SHS launches 50th anniversary celebrations


Wenchi (B/A), Feb.28, GNA - The Wenchi Senior High School has launched its 50th anniversary celebration with a call on all stakeholders, especially old students, to assist in the administration of the school.

Mr. John Kwamena Simpson, Headmaster of the school who made the call, said this would help to eliminate the numerous deficiencies in teaching and learning in the institution.

Speaking at the twin ceremony of the launch and commissioning of a new dispensary and wash room at Wenchi in Brong-Ahafo Region, he commended the Methodist Church and the Wenchi Traditional Council for establishing the school in 1963.

He also expressed gratitude to the former headmasters of the school for their efforts in maintaining the standards of Methodism in the institution, as well as to the government for the construction of the boys and girls dormitories, which are near completion.

Mr. Simpson urged parents to join in the fight against indiscipline among students by advising and strictly supervising them at home, and helping them to sustain the knowledge imparted to them for their academic success.

He cautioned that the era in which final year students voluntarily absented themselves from classes after registering for the West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) only to show up to write the examinations and perform abysmally, were over.

The headmaster asked the final year students to be punctual and disciplined by eschewing laziness and complacency to be able to pass the final examinations very well to pursue further education.

Mr. Simpson thanked the entire staff for the good work done, which helped last year's candidates to score 100 per cent passes, despite the temporary closure of the school as a result of a demonstration by the students.

He commended the school's Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) for providing the ultra–modern dispensary and wash room.

The headmaster appealed to the government, benevolent organizations and well-to-do individuals to help complete the school's dinning hall project, as well as the tarring of the dusty roads on campus.

Nana Yaw Osei Agyei, Wenchi Municipal Chief Executive congratulated the headmaster for the tremendous infrastructure provided and gave the assurance that the government would continue to support the school.


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