Ashaiman SHS Launches 25th Anniversary

The Ashaiman Senior High School has launched its 25th Anniversary Celebration, with a call on parents to complement the efforts of teachers, in the education of their children.

Mr Joseph Adomako, Director for Policy, Budgeting, Planning and Evaluation at the Ministry of Education, who made the call on Thursday, said the government expects parents to co-operate with teachers and school heads.

Mr Adomako explained that just as parents promptly pay school fees and contribute towards infrastructural development in private schools, parents of children in the public schools must do the same with enthusiasm.

He said although it is the government’s aim to provide equal opportunities for students in terms of facilities, the government still needs the collaboration of all stakeholders, especially parents.

Mrs Cynthia Obuor Nti, the Headmistress, said the school was established in 1990 by the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) government, to cater for the large number of junior high school graduates in the municipality.

She noted that the school, which started with 39 students and two teachers, now has a population of 1,400 students and 104 staff.

The school she said, “was facing challenges of inadequate space, lack of a vehicle and a stalled science laboratory building project, among others, and it is time the school and its students were given a lot of exposure and prominence to enable them stand in competition with all other schools.’

Mr. Simon Aside, the Director of Secondary Education at the Ghana Education Service, said the anniversary theme: “Changing Trends in our Educational System-Challenges”, was relevant as the dynamism of education would automatically result in changing trends.

“The changing trends come about as a result of the educational sector’s bid to ensure that the education that we give to our up and coming generation at the pre-tertiary level is of good quality, in terms of content and relevance and objectives of the curriculum,” he said.

Mr. Ibrahim Baidoo, the Ashaiman Municipal Chief Executive, who chaired the ceremony, commended past staff, headmasters and students of the school for helping to change the perceptions of people about Ashaiman.

Mr Baidoo said the image of Ashaiman started to change when the school was established.

Programmes lined up for the celebration include a funfair, symposium, homecoming, health walk, speech and prize giving day and a thanksgiving service.

GNA

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