Mr Theophilus Tetteh Chaie, Member of Parliament for Ablekuma Central, has honoured the headmistress of the Abossey Okai Methodist Junior High School (JHS) and a teacher for the performance of the school in the 2011 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
Mrs Patience Patricia Amelorku and Miss Elizabeth Acheampong, Headmistress and JHS teacher respectively, received one laptop each and 24 laptops for the school’s computer library to be used for the teaching of Information Communication Technology (ICT) programmes.
The school’s first appearance in the BECE was over whelming which necessitated the special award by the MP.
The school had 100 per cent in mathematics, science, English, social studies, ICT, religious and moral education, basic design technology and the Ga language.
Addressing the parents and teachers at the award ceremony, Mr Chaie advised the children and students of Abossey Okai Methodist School to cultivate good behaviour and take their studies serious.
He said improvement of quality education within the communities, especially at the public level, requires discipline.
The MP said the problem of quality education is everyone’s responsibility, to ensure that every child gets access to education.
He assured other schools in the constituency thatthey would receive similar awards if they excel and urged teachers not to hesitate to contact him for any discussion on the growth and development of their schools.
Mrs Kate Donkor, Greater Accra Regional Manager of Methodist Schools, said the provision of holistic education was surely the key to the nation’s bright future.
She expressed regret that people have equated education to merely reading and writing but it goes beyond that, adding that, holistic education embraces every faculty of the human development.
“It seeks to train the mind, hands and the heart, which in education is referred to as cognitive, psychomotor and effective domains respectively,” she stressed.
Mrs Donkor said the nation was in dire need of people, who have received good education since; “we are witnesses to what is happening as the youth of today are into all kinds of vices to get rich quick,” adding that, money has been rated high above moral values and norms
She said the total upbringing of the child and his or her academic performance is a shared responsibility of all stakeholders.
Mrs Donkor said the various roles of the stakeholders cannot be glossed over since their collective contributions would bring about responsible leaders in the immediate future.
The Headmistress, Mrs Patience Patricia Amelorku, appealed for a Ghanaian language teacher to prepare the children for the BECE exams since it is now a core subject.
The School Prefect, Master Michael Ato Sackey promised to maintain the record of their predecessors. GNA