Glory Hills International School holds graduation

The graduating pupils reciting poems

The graduating pupils reciting poems

Glory Hills International School near Oyarifa in Accra has held its 7th graduation on the theme “Discipline, A Necessary Tool for National Development – The role of the School.”

In all 40 pupils graduated from the kindergaten and were awarded with certificates.

In her welcome address, the proprietress of the school, Mrs Georgina Obeng was full of praise to God for helping the pupils get to the national level of the “Spelling –B” competition scheduled to take place in Cape Coast in August.

She recalled that 25 years ago she started the first school in Koforidua “Blessed King of Glory” which is still in existence, and decided to open a branch in Accra following recommendation of people.

For his part, the Greater Accra Regional Director of Education, Dr Peter Attafuah who was the guest of honour said the theme for the occasion was appropriate because of increasing indiscipline and lawlessness in society, despite several calls for discipline.

He said that undoubtedly, schools had a major role to play in institutionalising discipline at all levels of society right from infancy.

Dr Attafuah added that discipline refers to consistency of actions in line with good values and not just punishment for faltering or for not being obedient to rules and regulations.

He stressed the need for the leadership of schools to establish performance standards that all would live up to and which must be revised periodically.

The director of the school, Reverend Alex Boakye-Yiadom said the school was bent on producing disciplined, intelligent and God-fearing children to easily fit into society to bring about development.

He noted that since there could not be development without discipline, there was the need for all stakeholders especially teachers and parents to take active part in promoting discipline.

The chairman for the occasion, Peter Stephens, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Sky Face, applauded the Parent-Teacher Association for their immense contribution to the development of the school.

He advised the pupils to desist from acts of indiscipline and obey their teachers and parents always.

There were poetry recitals, cadet corps and cultural displays, choreography and a sketch in both English and French on “Discipline” by the children.

By Salifu Abdul Rahaman

 

 

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