The authorities of Mawuli School, Ho have rejected three teachers posted to the school earlier this academic year by the Ghana Education Service, for lacking the qualifications to teach the subjects assigned to them.
The headmaster, Reverend Samuel Senanu Asieni revealed this at 69th honours day of the school on Saturday.
According to him, two teachers who studied marketing and visual arts at the university were posted to the school to teach economics, while another teacher who trained in primary education and later pursued a course in business administration at a private college, was also posted to teach economics.
Rev. Asieni re-affirmed the stance of Mawuli School never to compromise on academic standards and other disciplines.
He said that plans were far advanced by the school to get qualified teachers to make up for the shortfall in the number of teachers at the school.
The theme for the celebration was: “The integrity of stakeholders in the implementation of the double track system for quality education.”
Rev. Asieni said that Mawuli School had 3,540 students’ population and teaching staff strength of 131 in addition to 99 non-teaching staff.
He urged the church, old students, PTA, students and the public to join hands to support the Senior High School (SHS) Reform Programme to succeed.
The guest speaker, Professor Jerry Samuel Y. Kumah, Vice Chancellor of the Tarkwa School of Mines and Technology, a past student, commended the school authorities for the bold step in turning away the teachers who did not meet the standards of the institution.
Prof. Kumah said that Mawuli School had over the decades produced men and woman of substance for the nation and the world at large, saying that the trend must continue without any setback.
He touched on the double track system in SHS and said that it was an innovation which required the support of all and sundry to succeed, urging teachers to put in their best to augment the shortfall in staff strength, while entreating the students to study diligently towards a bright future.
The guest speaker expressed misgivings over the surge in immoral activities in SHS in recent time and pointed out that discipline, moral uprightness and hard work were keys in pursuit of quality education.
FROM ALBERTO MARIO NORETTI, HO