“A second look needs to be taken at the existing curriculum and the mode of examination and certification to help transform the system,” Dr. Joseph Kobina Essibu, Director of Ideal College, has said.
He was speaking at the launch of Senya Senior High School’s 25th anniversary celebration.
Dr. Essibu noted that the nation’s educational system ranked at the bottom of the league table of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, and said it was about time stakeholders in the sector took bold and important measures to remedy the situation.
Mrs. Ancilla Mensah-Ashun, headmistress, said the school, which started with four students in a private residence, in January 1991, now had more than a thousand students.
She said the founders, past students and staff had played their roles, and it behoved the new generation to raise the flag higher so that the school would become the first choice and “not a choice of convenience”.
Dr. David Obu Andah, Board Member of the Bank of Ghana, who chaired the event, was joined by Mrs. Mensah-Ashun, and Madam Belinda Anna Baidoo, Awutu-Senya West District of Education, and Nenyi Kwa Bentum IV, Tufuhen of Senya, to unveil the anniversary banner.