13.04.2005 Regional News

School board of governors inaugurated

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Busunya (B/A), April 13, GNA - A 13-member re-constituted board of governors of the Busunya Secondary School in the Nkoranza District has been inaugurated by the Brong Ahafo Regional Director of Education, Mrs Akua A. Debrah In an address, Mrs. Debrah urged the members of the board to liaise with the Nkoranza District Education Oversight Committee (DEOC) and inform them of the challenges that face the school in order that they would arrange the necessary programmes towards the growth of the school. She stressed the need for the board to offer support and encouragement to the staff of the school in the performance of their duties so as to move the school forward, saying they should not concern themselves with finding faults with the Headmaster and staff.

She advised the Headmaster of the school to consult the board before taking decisions for the school since the administration of the school is a collective responsibility of the board and the staff. Mrs. Debrah announced that it was the responsibility of the board to promote discipline among the staff and students of the school, hence they as board members should live above reproach and they would command respect to carry out their activities effectively.

The Regional Director of Education also called on students to be law abiding and respectful to their teachers in order that the teachers would have the will-power to teach them effectively to enhance their education.

Student Representative Council (SRCs) should pass students' grievances that could not be resolved by their school heads through the board of governors for redress, and never resort to strike actions and destruction of school properties. In a welcoming address, the Headmaster of the school, Mr. Abubakari Ankoma announced that the population of the school was growing steadily and that the school, which had 65 students some years back now has a population of 265 with the enrolment of boys and girls being at par. Mr. Ankoma said the school was established in 1991 as an Agricultural bias institution but as a result of the current challenges of the educational reforms programme, the Ministry of Education has given approval for the school to run Business Studies programme in addition to the Agricultural programme. He paid special tribute to the District Director of Education, Mr. Kwabena Agyemang-Badu for playing a leading role towards the introduction of the new programme for the school. The Headmaster mentioned the lack of teachers' bungalows, a science laboratory centre as well as students hostel as some of the major challenges facing the school.

The Busunya Secondary School lacks mathematics teachers as only two national service personnel are presently in charge of the subject and if they should leave the school it would be a great problem for the school.

Mr. Ankoma therefore pleaded with the District Director of Education to post mathematics teachers to the school to address the problem.

Mr. Musah Donkor, the out-going Chairman of the Board commended the out-going members for their selfless efforts and services towards the growth of the school and also called on the in-coming members to be united and offer the necessary sacrificial services towards the development of the school.

Meanwhile, the members of the Busunya Secondary School Board of Governors have elected Mr. James Edjei Biney, the Nkoranza District GNAT Secretary as the Chairman of the Board.

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