21 graduands comprising 13 boys and 8 girls have marked the end of their course of study at the Wirenkyiren Amanfrom Presbyterian Model Junior High School (JHS) with a special occasion dubbed, ”4th Graduation, Speech and Prize Giving Day.”
Within the East Akim based Odumasi Circuit of the Ghana Education Service (GES) in the Eastern Region is located Wirenkyiren Amanfrom, a predominantly farming community with a population of around 1,500 inhabitants. It is within this community that the above-named school is located.
On Friday, 23rd June, 2018, teachers and students of the school as well as parents and community members converged at a durbar to bid farewell to the 4th batch of students who completed their BECE in June, 2018.
The occasion which was on the theme, “Promoting Girl Child Education; The Role of Stakeholders,” was dedicated to emphasizing the need for parents to attach as much importance to the education of their daughters as they do to their sons.
The Senior Girls’ School Prefect of the 2018 group, Amma Brago expressed, on behalf of her mates, appreciation to the teachers for the love and unparralled dedication exhibited towards them throughout their stay in the school.
Speaking on the theme, the East Akim Municipal GES Welfare Coordinator, Mrs. Josephine Oppong admonished parents to eschew cultures that discriminate against girl child education and send their daughters to school.
The GES Circuit Supervisor (C.S) of the Odumasi Circuit of the Municipality, Elder Stephen Boni commended parents for their contributions towards their wards’ education. He, however, cautioned them to refrain from verbally attacking teachers in the presence of their children.
The headteacher of the school, Mr. Edward Kwabena Nyarko congratulated the graduands and urged them to continue to embrace the attitude of hardwork in their future endeavours. He was also full of gratitude to the teachers of the school for their prompt response to duty call. He was, however, worried about the risky and dilapidated nature of the school building, and called for support.
The occasion was embellished with poetry recitals, drama and dance performances displayed spectacularly by the pupils and the graduands.
Felix Nyarko Acheampong reports for ghanaeducate.com.