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24.05.2006 Education

Board of Governors of Adukrom SECTECH inaugurated

By GNA

Members of Board of Governors of second-cycle schools had been reminded that the country was currently in the era of rule of law and therefore, their actions be guided by the 1992 Constitution of the country.

Mr Solomons Djaba-Mensah of the Eastern Regional Directorate of Education gave the advice at the inauguration of an 11-member Board of Governors of the Adukrom Secondary/Technical School at Adukrom-Akuapem on Tuesday.

The Board, which is the second to be inaugurated for the school since its establishment in 1990, is under the chairmanship of Mr Paul A. Larbi, a businessman and is for three years.

Mr Djaba-Mensah urged members of the new Board to be conversant with all the educational policies of the country and establish a healthy relationship with the members of the school's administration. He expressed his appreciation to members of the out-going Board for their contributions towards the development of the school, which since 1927, had served as an elementary boarding school, a teacher training college, a secondary school, an experimental junior secondary school and now a secondary/technical school.

Mr Djaba-Mensah, who graduated from the school as a trained teacher some 40 years ago, described the school as "a cradle of education", which had trained a lot of eminent citizens of the country and urged the Board to contribute its quota to raise the school into a centre of excellence.

Earlier in a welcome address, the Headmaster of the school, Mr Kwame Yeboah-Odame, said the academic performance of the students kept improving with each passing year.

He said out of the 197 students presented for the 2005 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE), 12 students had good grades that qualified them for direct entry into the university. Mr Yeboah-Odame said the remaining 185 qualified for admission into polytechnics and other professional institutions in the country. He complained that the school had no accommodation for teachers on the compound and that made the control of students after school very difficult.

Mr Yeboah-Odame said the only vehicle of the school, a single cabin Isuzu pick-up, was too old and needed replacement and suggested that the school be provided with a big bus to serve other various purposes for the school.

He said the tools and equipment of the school had been damaged through wear and tear and therefore, called for their replacement and additional furniture for both the offices and classrooms. The members of the outgoing Board, under the chairmanship of Air Marshall Otoo, were presented with certificates.

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