Fiapre (B/A) May 24, GNA - The silver jubilee anniversary of Notre Dame Girls Senior High School at Fiapre near Sunyani was on Thursday officially launched at the school's premises on the theme: “Girl child education for national development, challenges and prospects.”
The school was established in 1987 with 37 females by the then Catholic Bishop of Sunyani Diocese, James Kwadwo Owusu, with the assistance of Sister Dorez Mehrtens, former leader of the Dallas Province in the United States and the support of the chiefs and the people of Fiapre.
Most Reverend Matthew Kwasi Gyamfi, Catholic Bishop of Sunyani Diocese who launched the anniversary commended his predecessor, Bishop Owusu and Sister Mehrtens for the school meant to educate and prepare young females for their place at home and in the society.
Bishop Gyamfi urged all to emulate the perseverance, dedication, focus and unity the founders exhibited towards the success of the institution, saying, “what we are all appreciating and enjoying now is as a result of their hard work and dedication, which we need to emulate”.
Mr Osei Agyemang Prempeh, Sunyani West District Director of Education, urged students of the school to take advantage of the infrastructure at their disposal to attain higher academic success.
He advised them to eschew indiscipline, immoral acts, complacency and laziness, among other social vices.
Mr Prempeh asked them to use the internet to explore efficiently areas that would benefit them in their course of study.
“Some of you are more intelligent and brilliant than your male counterparts,” he said and urged them to be optimistic in life and not to pay heed to the devastating utterance that the kitchen is exclusively reserved as the best office for girls and women.
Mr Prempeh encouraged the girls to look up to women in high positions in the country as their role models since they were once like them.
Sister Elizabeth Newman, who spoke on behalf of Sister Mary Kerber, Provincial Leader of the School Sisters of Notre Dame in Africa, urged the students to forge ahead with confidence to realize their aims and dreams in life.