Jirapa MCE urges students to be discipline

The Municipal Chief Executive for Jirapa, Christine Bonbanye has advised students in the municipality to be disciplined in order to achieve academic excellence and become successful individuals who will contribute effectively to society.

“Students who were known to be law abiding turned out brilliant, obtained good grades and were admired by both their colleagues and teachers.”

Mrs Bonbanye gave the advice during the 9th speech and prize giving day of the St Francis Girls’ Senior High School at Jirapa over the weekend.

The programme which focused on “Discipline, the key to academic excellence and successful life” was sponsored by the St Francis Old Girls’ Association, (FOGA) to reward performing students and raise the dwindling academic performance of students at the school.

Established in 1959, the first all-female school in northern Ghana is famous for excellent performance at the West Africa Examination Council examinations.

Mrs Bonbanye challenged the students to adopt women of substance who were occupying relevant positions across the various sectors of the economy as their mentors and strive to be like them.

The guest speaker for the occasion, who is also an old student, Justice Angelina Mornah Domakyaareh explained that discipline was an act of conforming to rules and regulations and also punished for a wrong doing when necessary.

Justice Domakyaareh noted that the campaign against early and unwanted pregnancies would have been easier if the adolescent developed the attitude of self-control and was disciplined to the marrow.

“Discipline includes time consciousness, respect for teachers and the elderly in society.

“We the older generation are very concerned about the spate at which indiscipline has taken over our schools in recent times”, she added.

Justice Domakyaareh admonished the students to endure whichever act of discipline they were introduced to at school, bearing in mind that it was going to shape them for the future.

The assistant headmistress of the school, Rev. Sr. Martha Kello appealed to the Regional Directorate of Education to post a headmistress to the school to assist in training the 1,200 students.

She further appealed to benevolent individuals and organisations to help renovate the home economics block and dormitories of the school.

The occasion was also used by FOGA to launch the 60th anniversary of the school which had the theme; “60 years of holistic education, a springboard to nation building”.

LYDIA DARLINGTON FORDJOUR, JIRAPA

 

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