The Headmistress of St. Theresa’s School, North Kaneshie, Rev. Sister Chris-Sheila Damalie has called on old students of the school to support to complete all planned projects in the school.
She said this over the weekend at the 60th anniversary and Speech and Prize giving day held in Accra under the theme “60 years of quality education, the way forward.”
According to Rev. Sis Damalie, the role of old students in every institution was worth mentioning as they make efforts to give back to their alma mata in diverse ways.
She said the school lacked an assembly hall which had made it difficult for it to hold programmes such as school masses, Parent Teacher Associations (PTA) meetings especially during the rainy season.
She mentioned that such meetings were held under canopies, adding that it was the administration’s fervent hope that the assembly hall would soon be completed to alleviate the plight of stakeholders who battle with dust on their cars whenever they visited the school.
The Headmistress also mentioned that, it needed a school bus to help transport pupils and teachers to programmes outside the school while refurbishing school’s library as well as the science and computer laboratories.
A Physician Consultant, Dr John Kweku Laast urged parents and pupils to embrace technology in all their endeavours.
According to Dr Laast, technology was currently the driver of the world and it was importance to acknowledge and use it to the benefit of all.
He again advised young parents to cultivate the habit of investing especially for their children to enable them have the needed support in the near future.
He said parents should teach children the tenets of their culture in order to help them feel a sense of belonging.
He said knowing ones culture would prevent them from engaging in negative activities that would affect the lives of the next generation, adding that “if we were more knowledgeable about our culture there will not be illegal mining in our river bodies.”
He encouraged parents and teachers to support the teaching and learning of the various cultures in Ghana and also advised the promotion of local tourism.
At the event, deserving pupils from kindergarten to Junior High School (JHS) three were awarded with the graduating class receiving a certificate and a Bible.
BY JEMIMA ESINAM KUATSINU