The Akosombo International Senior High School (AIS), has held its fourth graduation ceremony here on Friday with a call on students to uphold high standards of discipline and determination.
It was on the theme, “Being a change agent in the 21st century – Prospects and challenges.”
Mr. Eric Mensah Bonsu, Ag. Snr. Manager of the Volta River Authority (VRA) Academy, who made the call, explained that for one to be successful there was the need for positive thinking and the reorientation of the mindset.
He added that the world was gradually getting to a point where wrongdoing was being accepted by the masses as the right thing, and urged the students not to be influenced by their environments, especially when they realised it was teaching them the wrong things.
Outlining his blueprint to success, he entreated the graduating class to begin their journey by identifying and getting to know themselves first, assess situations and issues that they face in life, and learn lessons from them to better their lives.
Mr Bonsu called on both parents and teachers to work in tandem to provide the students with the needed support to become change agents in the society.
He also reminded them to take advantage of the technological era to develop themselves while focusing on perfecting the few things that they were good at for progress.
In his address, Mr. Julius Kog-Der, headmaster of the VRA School traced the history of the AIS since its establishment in 1968, stressing that the school had seen remarkable transformation.
He said with a current population of 665 local and foreign students, academic work in the school had been progressing steadily with new adjustments made to the school’s timetable to offer students more learning time, at no additional cost.
By Etsey Atisu, Akosombo.