Koforidua, Aug. 9, GNA - The New Juaben Municipal Chief Executive, Nana Adjei Boateng, has expressed concern at the recent high rate of students' indiscipline in the country's educational institutions leading to the destruction of school property.
Speaking at the 25th Silver Jubilee and the Speech and Price Giving Day of the GHATECO School at Koforidua on Saturday, on the theme: "Sustaining Quality Education - Challenges and Prospects", he reminded students that as the future leaders, they should desist from such unpatriotic behaviours and change for the better.
He asked teachers not to shirk their responsibilities to their pupils but to give of their best to enhance quality teaching and learning in the schools.
Nana Boateng urged parents to supplement government's efforts by providing the basic needs of their children to enable them to improve on their educational standards.
He paid tribute to the founder of the school, the late Mr Joseph K. Adzo, for his foresight and expressed the hope that the Board of Governors, teachers and pupils would continue to lift up the image of the school and pledged the assembly's continued assistance to its development.
The Administrator, Mr Alex Adzo, said the school, which was founded in 1979 with only 10 students now had an enrolment of 850. According to him, modern education was aimed at a complete development of talents of students to enable them to become productive in the future, capable of contributing towards national development. The Headmaster, Mr Edward K. Kwafo, said that the school scored 100 per cent in the 2003 BECE and ranked among the 10 best schools in the municipality.
Mrs Ewura-Abena Ahwoi, Eastern Regional Director of Education, who chaired the function, commended the school for its achievements over the past 25 years and expressed the hope that it would continue to live up to expectation.
Prizes were presented to outstanding pupils, teachers and individuals.