AHISCO marks 94th Speech and Prize Giving Day

A section of the students

A section of the students

The management of Accra High School (AHISCO) has called for more support from stakeholders, particularly the alumni, to aid the advancement of the school.

According to Mrs Betty Aduhene-Chinbuah, Headmistress of AHISCO, although the school was enjoying some support from the old students and Parent Teacher Association, there was a need for more to help in addressing the infrastructure challenges facing the school.

The Headmistress made the appeal at the school’s 94th Speech and Prize Giving Day held on Saturday.

It had the theme, “The role of stakeholders in ensuring quality continuous education in the era of accessible education.”

She said as governments continue to make efforts to make secondary education free and accessible to the Ghanaian child, the older generation need to consider ways of contributing to improving quality and performance of schools.

Mrs Aduhene-Chinbuah noted that fortunately, AHISCO, which is the first secondary school in Accra, “has well qualified teaching and non-teaching staff who are capable and ready to work to achieve this goal of academic excellence.”

“It is gratifying to acknowledge that the old students who have fully come on board and those who have been assisting in various ways. I wish to say that when this support is sustained, the school will move its present pedestal to a higher one,” she said.

Among its urgent needs, she said the school needed a hostel facility to accommodate final year students from preparation for their external examination, while staff accommodation was needed for the teachers to staff on campus.

In addition, she called for aid to complete a new dining hall project which started by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly but has stalled due to unexplained reasons.

Touching on the performance of the school, Mrs Aduhene-Chinbuah said the school continued to improve in all aspects including general conduct, academic and co-curricular activities, adding that the school produced 8As and 7As in the last West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

The guest speaker, Professor Francis K. E. Nunoo, Dean of Students at the University of Ghana, called for active collaboration among the school’s management, PTA, alumni, government agencies and all stakeholders in ensuring the delivery of quality education.

“As stakeholders, our job is cut for us. We must ensure that the thousands of students that emerge from this school have the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in the 21st century,” she said.

Prof. Nunoo, who is an alumnus, advised the students to be focused on their education which would prepare them for the future.

He urged them to be interested in skills and knowledge acquisition for their general development and not only for passing examinations.

In addition, he commended the school authorities for the progress achieved, urged them to sustain the gains by enforcing discipline and responsibility on campus, and motivate the students to be innovative and critical thinkers.

A number of deserving students, teachers and retired staff were honoured with assorted awards all sponsored by the old students.

 

 

 

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