Second track SHS students advised to study while waiting

Students selected for Senior High Schools (SHS) under the second track system have been advised against wasting time, idling at home without doing any productive academic work.

They are expected to see themselves as students and study their books as they prepare for their turn in November under the new SHS education system.

The first group, the greens are in school while the second group the gold, are due for entry on November 8.

The advice was given by the West Akyem Municipal Director of Education (MDE), Madam Rebecca Ayisah, when she addressed the 50th anniversary celebration of Asamankese Freeman Methodist Junior High School.

The theme for the celebration was “education in the 21st century, a must, not a choice”.

Madam Ayisah said a better theme could not have been chosen, since it was very true that education today should not be a matter of choice, but a must.

The MDE observed that the competition in education was steadily increasing and anyone who failed to realise that fact was bound to regret later in life.

“Our ability to compete as a nation demands a fresh approach to public education. We need to recognise that a 21st century education is the bedrock of competitiveness – the engine, not simply an input, of the economy,” she said.

Madam Ayisah said it was in the light of this that the government had declared that no child should be left out of school and that every Ghanaian child must have basic education.

She noted that the current free education policy that had given birth to the double track system was a bold decision taken by the government to ensure that every student got access to education in Ghana.

The Headmistress of the School, Madam Priscilla Ofori Karikari, said since its establishment in 1968, the School had made continuous efforts to realise its vision of becoming one of the best and leading schools in the West Akyem Municipality.

She said the School’s academic achievements over the years had made it an enviable one and “parents rush to us to get their wards admitted in the school because of the high level of tuition we offer”.

Madam Karikari said the school had been recording 100 per cent passes at the Basic Education Certificate Examination every year.GNA

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