Members of the Board of Governors of Senior High Schools (SHS) in the country have been encouraged to let the ” Code of Discipline” document guide them when handling disciplinary cases involving students.
Mr. Bartholomew K. Ofori, acting Central Regional Director of Education, gave the advice when he inaugurated a 13-member reconstituted Board of Governors for the Nyakrom Senior High Technical School at Agona Nyakrom.
The board is under the chairmanship of Right Reverend Dr John K. Buabeng- Odoom, Presiding Bishop of the Winneba Diocese of the Methodist Church.
Mr Ofori said indiscipline and student unrest in our school had reached high levels, adding that it was not only disturbing, but also threatening the very existence of society”.
He said any recommendation by the board for dismissal of students involved in unrest, must be referred to the Director-General of Education through the Regional Director for final approval.
The acting Regional Director said as board members, it was incumbent upon them to help the school to maintain a high level of discipline to promote effective teaching and learning.
He urged the board members to be proactive in helping the school to overcome challenges, and also ensure that the school’s resources were judiciously utilised.
Mrs. Kate Annan-Wilberforce, headmistress of the school, expressed the hope that the new board would direct and encourage the school management, workers and students, to build an environment of discipline and good morality.
She said the school’s vision was to produce God-fearing, honest, selfless and patriotic future leaders for the country.
Rt. Rev. Dr Buabeng–Odoom, on behalf of members of the board, gave the assurance that the board would work tirelessly for the effective development of the school.