Parents and other stakeholders have been asked to act together to support students with adequate counselling and guidance services.
They should also help to provide the needed logistics and follow-up visits to assess their conduct and performance.
Mrs Addo Yobo, Secretary of the Ghana Education Service (GES) Council, said this was necessary in the face of disciplinary related issues that tended to distract them from the core business of education.
She said this when speaking at the inauguration and fund-raising ceremony of the Queen’s Senior High Girls’ School at Sefwi-Anhwiaso.
Mrs Yobo reminded them that quality education was not only dependent on the provision of adequate facility, equipment and enhanced pedagogy adding that “it also requires the support of parents and other stakeholders through the provision of complementary services and contributions to help develop the school and bring about improved learning outcomes.”
She advised the pioneering students not to resign to fate and ride along with traditional perceptions that pushed women to the background and reminded them of their primary motive for being in the school and that they should let discipline to be their guiding principle and make the best of the opportunity they have.
She also identified effective communication, critical thinking, collaborative skills and the acceptance and management of change as the challenges they faced.
Mrs Yobo appealed to the teachers to show extra commitment to create a lively academic environment and give the students firm grounding saying “conditions may not be the best but it is worth sacrificing to establish something that is convincingly good and have your names written in the history of the school.”
Mrs Elizabeth Harriet Kpatakpa, the Headmistress, praised Nana Ogye-Ahohoo Yaw Gyebi II, Omanhene of Sefwi-Anhwiaso, who has been the driving force behind the school.
Mr Joe Adansi Bondah, the Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai District Chief Executive, pledged the assembly’s support to the school. GNA