A retired Educational Consultant, Dr. Stephen Adu, has urged students to internalise the values of their schools in order to contribute effectively to the development of the country.
He said “At the end of your Senior High Education you must not only be seen to have passed through the school but you should be disciplined, honest, hard working and prepared for lifelong learning.”
That according to him would position them to excel in any field and enable them to make Ghana great.
Dr. Adu was speaking at the 55th Speech and Prize-Giving Day of Tema Senior Secondary School which was held under the theme: “The Success of a great Nation is founded on a well-educated and disciplined youth-The role of stakeholders.”
He appealed to parents, teachers and other educational stakeholders to create the conducive environment to promote quality teaching and learning.
The Headmistress of Tema Senior Secondary school, Mrs. Elizabeth Ama Asare, said “The academic performance of the school continues to improve, for the 2015/2016 the school presented 608 candidates for the WASSCE. Out of that 365 passed in all the eight subjects, 126 passed in seven subjects and 74 passed in six subjects.”
She said 28 passed in five subjects while seven passed in four subjects and three passed in three subjects.
Additionally she said three candidates passed in two subjects while one student absented himself.
“Two science students Ms. Joanna Koryo Kwao and Master Mahama Lugmann Lugay obtained 8A’s,” she said.
Mrs. Asare commended the Temasco Old Students Association (TOSA) for putting up projects for the school. These include clinic, nurses quarters, refurbished bath house of block two girls dormitory, refurbished school library. They also donated polytanks and books as prizes.
The Head Prefect, Emmanuel Sottie Offoe, expressed concern about lack of desks in the school and appealed to members of TOSA and philanthropists to help resolve the problem.
He called for support to renovate the school’s science resource centre and the provision of adequate science apparatus for the centre.
The Mayor of Tema, Mr. Isaac A. Odamtten called on all to maintain the peace before, during and after the general elections
Master Richard Darko, a Form three Business student, received a prize for coming first in Core Mathematics, Elective Mathematics, Financial Accounting, Business Management and Social Studies and third in Cost Accounting.
Other students who excelled in various subjects were awarded.
From Godfred Blay Gibbah, Tema.