Second track SHS students advised to study while waiting

By Adu Gyemfi, GNA

Asamankese (E/R), Oct. 8, GNA – 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.

Instead, they should see themselves as
students and study their books as they prepared 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 realize 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 recognize 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

The Headmistress of the School, Madam
Priscilla Ofori Karikari, said since its establishment in 1968, the School had
made continuous efforts to realize 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


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